Bluetooth Smart with a 5mA Current Consumption in Tx or Rx!
Panasonic’s “nanopower” family of 2nd generation Bluetooth Low Energy modules reduces transmit and receive current consumption by more than 66% when compared to the current generation of BLE. The low power consumption allows for the use of coin cell batteries and reduces battery requirements up to 50% without range reduction, Tx power reduction, or changes to the Bluetooth specification. Panasonic cost engineering lowers component count and the application BOM. With a fully shielded case, integrated crystal oscillators and chip antenna, the 9.0 x 9.5 x 1.8 mm footprint of the PAN1740 Series makes it one of the smallest BLE modules available. Also, the PAN1740 module powers Panasonic's recent Bluetooth low energy PAN1740 Beacon.