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BT832F - Extended Range Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 Module

SKU: GC-BT832F

MPN: BT832F

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The BT832F is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 module with extended Bluetooth range and works great for mass deployment in mesh networks. With increased Bluetooth range, the line of sight between two BT832Fs is measured at 220 to 330 meters (721 to 1082 feet) with 1Mbps data rate. This BLE module is similar to the BT832 module with identical soldering pad footprint.

BT832F operates using a Nordic nRF52832 QFAA and includes an integrated PCB trace antenna. The module includes 16 castellated pins, which is perfect for applications requiring limited numbers of GPIOs; the 24 LGA (Land Grid Array) pins provide access to all of the nRF52832 GPIO pins.

Powerful features makes this BLE module ideal for IoT applications.

  • 512 KB flash
  • 64 KB RAM
  • embedded 2.4 GHz multi-protocol transceiver
  • Cortex M4F processor
  • AES HW encryption
  • compatibility with the Apple HomeKit and other leading smart home standards
The built-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.

NOTE: The BT832F 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:

  • Home and building automation
  • Beacons/Proximity
  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Connected appliances
  • Lighting products
  • 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

BT832F Module Features

  • Compatibility with Apple HomeKit and other leading smart home standards
  • Extended Bluetooth range
  • 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)
  • Integrated Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Quadrature Demodulator (QDEC)
  • Receiver Sensitivity: -96 dBm


    Supports the following:

    • Supports UART/SPI/I2C/ADC/PWM
    • Supports 1.7V-3.6V voltages


    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 The BT832F is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 module with extended Bluetooth range (220 to 330 feet or 721 to 1082 feet) with 1Mbps data rate. This module has increased Bluetooth range, and the line of sight between two BT832Fs is measured at 220 to 330 meters for 1Mbps data rate. Using a Nordic nRF52832 QFAA, this BLE module includes an integrated PCB trace antenna. It has 16 castellated pins, which is perfect for applications requiring limited numbers of GPIOs, and the 24 LGA (Land Grid Array) pins provide access to all of the nRF52832 GPIO pins. Features includes 512 KB flash, 64 KB RAM, and an embedded 2.4 GHz multi-protocol transceiver ,Cortex M4F processor, AES HW encryption, and compatible with the Apple HomeKit and other leading smart home standards. 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.
Dimensions 15 x 20.8 x 1.9 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 BT832F
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: 220/330 meters (721/1082 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

BT832F Module Product Details (PDF)

BT832F Module Data Sheet (PDF)

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

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