Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced sample shipment availability of its new RYZ012 Bluetooth module, which targets ultra-low power IoT applications.
The RYZ012 is Renesas’ first Bluetooth Low Energy 5 module. It integrates a 2.4 GHz RF transceiver supporting the IEEE802.15.4 multi-standard wireless protocol, Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), Bluetooth LE Mesh, and ZigBee.
The RYZ012 features a power draw of only 0.4µA during deep sleep (without SRAM retention), allowing customers to extend battery life. The RYZ012 also includes a battery monitor to measure battery capacity and detect low power in battery-operated devices.
“The RYZ012 module complements our IoT connectivity solutions, featuring ultra-low power in a small form factor, designed to target a wide range of IoT, connected home, asset tracking, and cost-sensitive applications,” said Roger Wendelken, senior VP, Head of MCU Business, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. “The RYZ012 teams with Renesas’ sensor solutions to offer an end-to-end, device-to-cloud ecosystem.”
The RYZ012 module supports the 2.4 GHz IoT standards without the requirement for an external DSP. This reduces the number of external components required and the overall cost in system integration. The RYZ012 module includes a 32-bit micro-controller with an integrated 512kB flash memory and 64kB SRAM for application support.
The RYZ012 module will be certified for use in the U.S., Canada, EU, and Japan. It comes in two versions: with and without an integrated antenna. This allows for implementation flexibility and the option for longer wireless range requirements.