To meet growing IoT needs, Fujitsu Component America, Inc. has added a series of Bluetooth 5 beacons and sensor beacons to offer OEMs greater applications functionality and flexibility.
Based on Fujitsu’s Bluetooth 5 FWM7BLZ20B module, the beacons leverage the benefits of Bluetooth 5, including lower power consumption, faster communication speed, greater LE advertising data communication capacity and an increased number of channels, compared to their Bluetooth 4.1 predecessors. They also support remote settings using commands from a central unit.
The FWM8BLZ07 beacon features an embedded advertisement function that encrypts data and securely authenticates and decrypts messages by utilizing an anti-spoofing function known as a message authentication code (MAC).
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The FWM8BLZ07A is a multi-function sensor beacon that includes embedded temperature, humidity, air pressure, illuminance, 3-axis acceleration and sound-level sensors. Multiple sensors in different combinations can be used in any Bluetooth environment through the Bluetooth standard beacon protocol to the latest Bluetooth 5 protocol.
The beacons are based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52832 SoC and measure a compact, 40 x 31 x 12 mm. The units use a single CR2450 coin-cell battery and include a voltage notification function that senses a voltage drop in the battery and enable users to determine the right timing for replacement.