Bluetooth® Low Energy Modules

Insight SiP has designed a full range of BLE standard products including modules and sensors, as well as corresponding development kits. All these modules are perfectly suited for devices requiring low cost and low power wireless connectivity. ?They are designed in accordance with the?Bluetooth Smart (low energy) specification?contained within v4.0 of the overall Bluetooth specification.

As small as 8 x 11 x 1.2 mm, our modules are based on Bluetooth Low Energy chip from Nordic Semiconductor. All modules integrate the antenna, the RF matching circuit, all decoupling and load capacitors plus the 16 MHz crystal oscillator. They work as a complete bi-directional transmitter/receiver. As our modules have several end applications, the antenna was designed to be compatible with several ground plane sizes such as USB dongle or cell phone. It illustrates Insight SiP’s expertise in RF & Front End miniaturization and antenna integration.


ISP130301 / Integrated MCU Bluetooth Smart Module

This module is based on nRF51822 Nordic Semiconductor 2.4GHz wireless System on Chip (SoC) integrating a 2.4 GHz transceiver, a 32 bit ARM Cortex™-M0 CPU, a flash memory, and analog and digital peripherals. It can support BLE and a range of proprietary 2.4 GHz protocols, such as Gazell from Nordic Semiconductor.

Fully qualified BLE stacks for nRF51822 are implemented in the S100 series of SoftDevices which can be freely downloaded. ISP130301 can then be used in Master and Slave modes for BLE and for both ends of other proprietary protocols. The ANT protocol can be handled on request.

ISP140501 / Bluetooth Smart Beacon

ISP140501 is an autonomous low-power device for wireless detection and transmission. The complete device makes use of Insight SiP ISP130301 BLE module together with low power host processor and small primary button cell battery CR2450. Overall size of the device is
33 x 33 x 8.7 mm.
It has been developed to explore the full range of development possibilities for beacons using Bluetooth Smart technology. They allow indoor positioning, letting your phone know that you are in range of a beacon. As the “beacon” name suggests, they transmit packets of data in regular intervals, and this data can be then picked up by devices like smartphones.

ISP131001 / Bluetooth Smart Multi Sensor

ISP131001 is an autonomous low-power device for wireless acceleration, temperature and barometer detection and transmission. The complete device makes use of Insight SiP ISP130301 BLE module together with low power 3-axis accelerometer and temperature/barometer sensors connected to a primary button cell battery CR2032. Overall size of the device is 12.5 x 25 x 3 mm.

The host processor that handles the autonomous sensor application, the high level portion of the BLE protocol stack and communication with the sensors is a low power 32-bit MCU (ARM Cortex-M0 based), integrating 256 kB flash memory.

The Freescale FXOS8700CQ 3-axis linear accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer is used to detect acceleration and is combined with ST Micro LPS331AP temperature and barometer sensor. A Rohm SML-P11MTT86 mini-LED is also part of the board and is available to be controlled by software. Data are transmitted via GPIO processor port. Data sampling rate is set to 50 samples/second.