A10 & A20

Blenie A10/A20 is a Bluetooth Smart module targeted for small and low powered sensors and accessories. It integrates all features required for a Bluetooth Smart application. Bluetooth radio, software stack and GATT based profiles.

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Description


Blenie A10/A20 is a Bluetooth Smart module targeted for small and low powered sensors and accessories. It integrates all features required for a Bluetooth Smart application. Bluetooth radio, software stack and GATT based profiles.

Blenie A10/A20 Bluetooth Smart modules can also host end user applications, which also means no external micro controller is required in size or price constraint devices.

Blenie A10/A20 module has flexible hardware interfaces to connect to different peripherals and sensors. Blenie A10/A20 can be directly powered from a standard 3V coin cell battery or a pair of AAA batteries.

Benefits


  • Ultra low power consumption
  • Over the Air Firmware Updates
  • Compact Footprint
  • No external components required
  • A10 - Compact size with chip antenna
  • A20 - With trace antenna
  • Implementation of Blenie certified chip makes for a faster product development to the market.
  • In lowest sleep mode it consumes only 500mA and will wake up in a few hundred microseconds.
  • FCC, CE, IC, Bluetooth certified. Other regulatory certifications, upon request.

Features


Bluetooth v 4.2 Single Mode Complaint

  • Supports Master & Slave mode
  • Up to eight connections

Integrated Bluetooth Smart Stack

  • GAP, & GATT APIs
  • L2CAP, ATT, SM Protocols & Full SMP support
  • Bluetooth Smart profiles

Radio Performance 2.4 GHz transceiver

  • -93 dBm sensitivity in Bluetooth® low energy mode
  • 250 kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps supported data rates
  • TX Power -20 to +4 dBm in 4 dB steps
  • TX Power -30 dBm Whisper mode
  • 13 mA peak RX, 10.5 mA peak TX (0 dBm)
  • 9.7 mA peak RX, 8 mA peak TX (0 dBm) with DC/DC

Ultra low current consumption

  • Transmit: 13mA
  • Transmit: 9.7mA
  • Receive: 4.2 μs wake-up using 16 MHz RCOSC
  • Sleep: 0.6 μA at 3 V OFF mode
  • Supply voltage range 2.1 V to 3.6 V
  • 1.2 μA at 3 V in OFF mode + 1 region RAM retention
  • 2.6 μA at 3 V ON mode, all blocks IDLE

Flexible peripheral interfaces

  • 31 General Purpose I/O Pins
  • 8/9/10 bit ADC - 8 configurable channels
  • SPI Master/Slave
  • Low power comparator (LPCOMP)
  • Temperature sensor

Bluetooth 4.2 Compliant Low Energy Single-Mode Protocol Stack


Link layer

  • L2CAP, ATT and SM protocols
  • GATT and GAP APIs
  • Concurrent Central, Observer, Peripheral and Broadcaster roles
  • 3 central connections
    1 peripheral connection
    1 observer
    1 broadcaster
  • GATT Client and Server
  • Full SMP support including MITM and OOB pairing

2.4 GHz transceiver

  • -93 dBm sensitivity in Bluetooth® low energy mode
  • 250 kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps supported data rates
  • TX Power -20 to +4 dBm in 4 dB steps
  • TX Power -30 dBm Whisper mode
  • 13 mA peak RX, 10.5 mA peak TX (0 dBm)
  • 9.7 mA peak RX, 8 mA peak TX (0 dBm) with DC/DC
  • RSSI (1 dB resolution)

ARM® Cortex™-M0 32 bit processor

  • 275 μA/MHz running from flash memory
  • 150 μA/MHz running from RAM
  • Serial Wire Debug (SWD)

Memory

  • 256 KB embedded flash program memory
  • 16 KB RAM

Flexible Power Management

  • Supply voltage range 2.1 V to 3.6 V
  • 4.2 μs wake-up using 16 MHz RCOSC
  • 0.6 μA at 3 V OFF mode
  • 1.2 μA at 3 V in OFF mode + 1 region RAM retention
  • 2.6 μA at 3 V ON mode, all blocks IDLE

FCC/IC/CE Statements


FCC:

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

If attachable antenna used:
Approved Antenna for Blenie-A20 : TRF1001,
Manufacturer: MicroChip. Average gain: 2 dBi

IC:

This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may only operate using an antenna of a type and maximum (or lesser) gain approved for the transmitter by Industry Canada. To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should be so chosen that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not more than that necessary for successful communication.

If attachable antenna used:
er transmitter testing will not be required. However, the OEM integrator is still responsible for testing their end-product for any additional compliance requirement required with this module installed.

CE:

The official R&TTE certificate is available at www.vensi.com.
CE NB Identification Number: 0700



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Vensi, Inc. 113 McHenry Rd #191 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Phone: +1 (847) 512-8900
Fax: +1 (847) 821-0843