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Fujitsu Component Launches Bluetooth® 5 Wireless Modules

December 14, 2018

Fujitsu Component Limited (Head office: Tokyo, Japan, President Koichi Ishizaka) today released the FWM7BLZ20B series of new Bluetooth 5 Low Energy wireless modules. Samples are available now; orders will be accepted in January 2019.

FWM7BLZ20B

FWM7BLZ20B Series

The new FWM7BLZ20B series feature lower power consumption than classic Bluetooth (BR/EDR), X2 increased communication speed, 255 bytes LE Advertising Extensions (Note 1), and other expansions to Bluetooth 4. The series includes two models powered by Nordic Semiconductor's nRF52832: FWM7BLZ20B with Fujitsu Components' firmware and FWM7BLZ20B-109077 without embedded firmware.
The symbol rate and data rate of both products handles both 1Mbps and improved 2Mbps to facilitate communication speed with the other Bluetooth devices.

The Bluetooth 5 modules are suitable for IoT related devices and applications, where up-to-date, higher communication speed is demanded.

FWM7BLZ20B

FWM7BLZ20B module contains Fujitsu Component's embedded firmware. Fujitsu Component's unique data transmission profile supports X2 speed and LE Advertising Extensions both are fully integrated that provide new Bluetooth benefit with easy and worry-free application development. It also has "GATT Direct Access Function" (Note 2), which enables direct access with other modules through GATT layer in the module by simple command via UART. With this function, central equipment can communicate with a maximum of 8 peripherals simultaneously. The function also enables it to easily communicate with other manufacturers’ Bluetooth modules.

FWM7BLZ20B-109077

FWM7BLZ20B-109077 is a "blank" module without Fujitsu Component's firmware. Users can develop their unique firmware including X2 speed and LE Advertising Extension using tools provided by Nordic Semiconductor (Note 3). This module includes embedded NFC support function, it can read out NFC embedded devices via external antenna.



Notes

Note 1: The new function added to Bluetooth version 5, increasing communication capacity and number of channels.

Note 2: Fujitsu Component's unique function that enables read/write the data on Bluetooth Characteristic (memory).

Note 3: Software Development Kit (SDK) and protocol stack embedding GAP, GATT, SM and L2CAP with Bluetooth qualification.
Nordic Semiconductor ASA URL: http://www.nordicsemi.comOpen a new window

Schedule

Samples available now
Order booking start from January, 2019

Price

Open price

Regulation Compliance

Radio Act (Japan), FCC, IC, CE, Bluetooth SIG (scheduled in January 2019)

Specifications

Product name FUJITSU Component Wireless Module
Part number FWM7BLZ20B FWM7BLZ20B-109077
Fujitsu Component firmware Embedded Not embedded
Antenna Embedded
Bluetooth wireless technology Bluetooth version 5.0 (Low Energy Single Mode)
Other transmission - NFC (with external antenna)
Power 1.7 to 3.6VDC
ROM 512KB
RAM 64KB
Current consumption 5.8mA typ. (DC/DC mode, receiving)
Receiving sensitivity -94dBm
Symbol rate 1Mbps, 2Mbps
Data rate 1Mbps, 2Mbps
Dimensions 15.7×9.8×1.7mm

Customer Contacts

Fujitsu Component Limited
2nd Marketing Dept., Marketing Group
icon-telephone 03-3450-1645
icon-mail fcl-contact@cs.jp.fujitsu.com


The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Fujitsu Component Limited is under license.

All information including price, specifications, services in this release are current information as of the announcement date. Please be noted that information in this announcement is subject to change without notice.


Date: 14 December, 2018
Company: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED