SOURCE: Sena Technologies, Inc.

Sena Technologies, Inc.

March 01, 2010 14:32 ET

Sena Technologies Introduces a Low-Cost Bluetooth v2.0+EDR Class 1 OEM Module

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - Sena Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of industrial Bluetooth and networking solutions, announced the addition of the Low-cost Bluetooth v2.0+EDR Class 1 OEM module Parani-BCD100 to its popular Parani series industrial Bluetooth product line. The BCD100 is a Bluetooth Class 1 OEM module for OEM manufacturers who want to implement Bluetooth Class 1 functionality with their products cost effectively and also in a timely manner. OEM manufacturers can build their own antenna circuit around the BCD100 to lower the overall cost while benefit from the BCD100's field-proven standard SPP (Serial Port Profile) firmware provided with no additional cost.

The BCD100 supports Class 1 Bluetooth transmission level for longer communication distance typically ranges from 100 m up to 1 km. The BCD100 supports UART, USB, I2C, PCM, PIO interfaces for the communication with the OEM products.

The BCD100 is provided with Bluetooth v2.0 compatible firmware runs internally for SPP (Serial Port Profile) applications by default. The SPP firmware supports up to 4 simultaneous multiple connections and is designed to work out-of-box for real world SPP applications such as POS (Point-of-sales), industrial automation, remote metering and other various applications. Optionally, the BCD100 can be supplied with only software stack up to HCI level so entire Bluetooth stack runs on the host side for the application such as USB dongles for computers or OEM manufacturers can even develop and embed their own firmware into the BCD100.

The BCD100 is fully qualified with Bluetooth v2.0+EDR specification so OEM manufacturers can save cost and time for overall OEM product certifications, which makes the BCD100 ideal solution for larger volume and cost sensitive applications.


Features

--  Bluetooth Class 1
--  Fully qualified with Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR specification
--  Transmit Power: +18dBm Typical
--  Receive sensitivity: -90dBm (0.1% BER)
--  Size: 27.1 x 14.8 x 2.4mm
--  Extended operating temperature: -20°C ~ +80°C
--  Integrated 8Mbit Flash Memory
--  USB, Dual UART, I2C, PCM, PIO interfaces
--  802.11 co-existence
--  Field-proven SPP (Serial Port Profile) firmware supporting up to 4
    simultaneous multiple connections
--  RoHS Compliant

Applications

--  High-speed data transceiver systems for long distance communication
--  PCs/Personal Digital Assistants (PDA)
--  Bluetooth USB dongle
--  Bluetooth serial dongle
--  Bluetooth access points
--  Industrial automation devices
--  Remote metering devices
--  POS (Point-of-sales) devices

Pricing & Availability

The BCD100 is now shipping and available through Sena business partners worldwide. The list price is US$28 or less depending on the purchase volume. For more information on pricing and technical specifications of the BCD100, please visit http://www.sena.com/products/industrial_bluetooth/bcd100.php

About Sena Technologies

Sena Technologies is a leading provider of industrial Bluetooth and networking solutions specialized for M2M (Machine-to-Machine) communication since 1998. Sena offers its products worldwide through its global network of distributors, resellers and OEM partners. For more information, please visit http://www.sena.com