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BT832 - Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 Module

SKU: GC-BT832

MPN: BT832

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The BT832 is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) with NFC module that operates using a Nordic nRF52832 and includes an integrated PCB trace antenna. The module comes in a compact size of 14.0 x 16.0 x 2.0mm and has hardware that meets the Bluetooth 5.0 specifications. The BT832 includes 16 castellated pins, which is perfect for applications requiring limited numbers of GPIOs. In addition to this, the 24 LGA (Land Grid Array) pins provide access to all of the nRF52832 GPIO pins.

This FCC ID and IC (Industrial Canada) ID certified product is capable of operating in host mode or standalone mode. The standalone mode downloads firmware directly to the flash memory. The host mode connects the device to a host using UART and utilizes AT commands. The BT832 has powerful features, such as 512 KB flash, 64 KB RAM, and an embedded 2.4 GHz multi-protocol transceiver. It utilizes the Cortex M4F processor, as well as AES HW encryption.

The BT832 is the ideal BLE module for IoT applications. The build-in Near-Field-Communication (NFC) can be used to easily and securely pair the module to other BLE devices, or to pass credentials from a smart phone or tablet to the module. In addition it has a built-in Temperature Sensor to monitor operating conditions. The ample on-module memory and Cortex M4F processor allows for development of even the most demanding IoT applications. Finally, the module features the Nordic nRF5282 chip which allows for support of the industry leading smart home standards including Apple HomeKit.

NOTE: The BT832 does not come with pre-loaded firmware. To develop firmware, use the Nordic SDK which uses a free open-source toolchain. The SDK has a variety of options, including support for the ANT Network protocol, through which the module can be used in mesh and tree topologies without using BLE. This module is well suited to sensor applications.

Application areas include:

  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Connected appliances
  • Lighting products
  • Home and building automation
  • Beacons/Proximity
  • Smart toys
  • Fitness/Sports
  • Wearable products
  • Interactive entertainment devices

 

BT832 Modules & BC832 Module Comparison



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Soc nRF52832 QFAA nRF52832 QFAA nRF52832 CIAA nRF52832 CIAA
Flash/RAM 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB
GPIO 32 Configurable 32 Configurable 32 Configurable 32 Configurable
Pins 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA
Sizes 14 x 16 x 2.0 mm 15 x 20.8 x 1.9 mm 15 x 28 x 2mm 14 x 16 x 2.0 mm
Bluetooth Range 100 Meters 220/330 Meters 1250 Meters 100 Meters
BT Antenna PCB Trace PCB Trace PCB Trace PCB Trace
Peak Current 7.5mA at +4dBm TX 7.5mA at +4dBm TX 95mA at +20dBm TX 5.4mA, RX
Operation Temperature -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF)
Operation Voltage 1.7V-3.6V 1.7V-3.6V 1.8V-3.6V 1.7V-3.6V
Certification FCC, IC FCC, IC Pending FCC, IC

BT832 Module Features

  • Nordic nRF528832 with ARM Cortex M4F
  • Complete RF solution with integrated antenna
  • Integrated DC-DC converter
  • I2C compatible
  • I2S audio interface
  • 20 channel CPU independent Programmable Peripheral Interconnect (PPI)
  • Quadrature Demodulator (QDEC)
  • Receiver Sensitivity: -96 dBm


    Supports the following:

    • Supports UART/SPI/I2C/ADC/PWM
    • Supports 1.7V-3.6V voltages
    • Supports industry leading smart home standards including HomeKit


    FCC & CE Certified

Antenna Integrated high performance PCB trace antenna
Certifications FCC, Canada IC
Cpu Nordic nRF52832 with ARM Cortex M4F CPU
Data feed description Using the Nordic nRF52832, this NFC capable Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module is extremely powerful and has hardware that meets the Bluetooth 5.0 specifications. A PCB trace antenna is integrated, and it comes in a compact size of 14.0 x 16.0 x 2.0mm. This FCC ID and IC (Industrial Canada) ID certified module comes with 16 castellated pins for applications that require limited numbers of GPIOs. An additional 24 LGA (Land Grid Array) pins allow access to all of the nRF52832 GPIO pins. The BT832 can operate in host mode, which connects the device to a host using UART and AT commands. It can also operate in standalone mode, which downloads firmware directly to the flash memory. This powerful device comes with a Cortex M4F processor and uses AES HW encryption. Additional features include an embedded 2.4 GHz multi-protocol transceiver, 512 KB flash, and 64 KB RAM.
Dimensions 4.0 x 16.0 x 2.5 mm
Firmware
  • Over-the-Air (OTA) firmware update
  • Host mode: connects to a host via UART, uses AT Commands
  • Standalone mode: download firmware to flash memory
Frequency band 2.4GHz
Interfaces
  • I2S audio interface
  • NFC-A tag interface for OOB pairing
  • 12 bit/200KSPS ADC
  • 3 SPI Master/Slave (8Mbps)
  • 2 2-wire Master/Slave (I2C compatible)
  • UART (with CTS/RTS and DMA)
Io and irq
  • 32 General purpose I/O pins
  • Serial Wire Debug I/O
Memory
  • 512KB flash
  • 64KB RAM
Mpn BT832
Pins Hybrid pins: 16 castellated and 24 LGA
Power Low power comparator
Product weight .05
Protocols
  • Nordic SoftDevices: S132 - Bluetooth low energy concurrent central/peripheral/observer/broadcaster stack
  • ANT Wireless SoftDevices:
    - S212: ANT stack
    - S332: Bluetooth low energy concurrent central/peripheral/observer/broadcaster/ANT stack
Range Line of Sight: 100 meters (300 feet)
Security/Protection 128-bit AES HW encryption
Storage specifications

Do not store in the following conditions
- salty air
- direct sunlight
- water
- poisonous gas
- corrosive gas

Temperature range Operation Environment: -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF)
Voltage Operating: 1.7V to 3.6V

BT832 Module Data Sheet (PDF)


BT832 Module Product Details (PDF)


Nordic nRF5 SDK (Link to Nordic Semiconductor site for download)

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