STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor provider, has launched a new low-power Bluetooth module from Lierda Science & Technology Group — a high-tech enterprise that provides IoT system and smart product solutions in China, uses an ST STM32WB55 Bluetooth LE (BLE) microcontroller (MCU).
With its stamp-type format, Lierda’s LSD1BT-STWB5500 module is highly integrated yet resistant to interference. It’s already Bluetooth LE certified, allowing customers to better manage their time to market. The STM32WB MCU inside the module supports multiple protocols (including BLE 5.2, Zigbee 3.0, and Thread) with either dynamic or static concurrency mode.
“The new low-power Bluetooth module developed by Lierda, an ST Authorized Partner, is based on ST’s latest STM32WB55 MCU platform,” said Alex Yu, GM of Lierda ST Business Department. “To maximize its integration, high-performance, low-power consumption, and other characteristics, the module supports multiple wireless protocols and fingerprint recognition algorithms, and supports customer secondary development. Superior RF performance helps customers greatly shorten the design cycle.”
Lierda’s LSD1BT-STWB5500 low-power Bluetooth modules are sampling now and will be in full production this month.
“Bluetooth and other 2.4GHz protocols require expertise at both the hardware and software levels,” said Arnaud Julienne, VP, head of Marketing and Applications of MDG, IoT/AI Competence Center and Digital Marketing, Asia Pacific Region, STMicroelectronics. “By overcoming the design complexity and easing the burden and cost of certifications, modules are becoming key enablers for companies to develop their wireless products and accelerate time to market.”
Julienne added: “Collaboration with Lierda is therefore instrumental for ST to better serve our customers in the wireless area, giving them access to STM32 products and ecosystem.”
Additional benefits of the LSD1BT-STWB5500 Bluetooth module that simplify design for users and enhance safety and reliability include:
- A high-performance 32M and 32.768K crystal oscillator
- 1Mbyte Flash /256 Kbytes RAM
- Ultra-low-power, dual-core 64MHz Arm Cortex-M4 and 32MHz Cortex-M0+ MCU
- Support for 44 GPIOs for expanded use
- An integrated balun simplifies RF hardware design, development, and production
- Space-saving 22x19mm footprint
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