BT832 - Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 Module

Part Number: GC-BT832

MPN: BT832

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    The BT832 is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) with NFC module that operates using a Nordic nRF52832 and includes an integrated PCB trace antenna. The module comes in a compact size of 14.0 x 16.0 x 2.0mm and has hardware that meets the Bluetooth 5.0 specifications. The BT832 includes 16 castellated pins, which is perfect for applications requiring limited numbers of GPIOs. In addition to this, the 24 LGA (Land Grid Array) pins provide access to all of the nRF52832 GPIO pins.

    This FCC ID and IC (Industrial Canada) ID certified product is capable of operating in host mode or standalone mode. The standalone mode downloads firmware directly to the flash memory. The host mode connects the device to a host using UART and utilizes AT commands. The BT832 has powerful features, such as 512 KB flash, 64 KB RAM, and an embedded 2.4 GHz multi-protocol transceiver. It utilizes the Cortex M4F processor, as well as AES HW encryption.

    The BT832 is the ideal BLE module for IoT applications. The build-in Near-Field-Communication (NFC) can be used to easily and securely pair the module to other BLE devices, or to pass credentials from a smart phone or tablet to the module. In addition it has a built-in Temperature Sensor to monitor operating conditions. The ample on-module memory and Cortex M4F processor allows for development of even the most demanding IoT applications. Finally, the module features the Nordic nRF5282 chip which can work in Apple Homekit applications.

    NOTE: The BT832 does not come with pre-loaded firmware. To develop firmware, use the Nordic SDK which uses a free open-source toolchain. The SDK has a variety of options, including support for the ANT Network protocol, through which the module can be used in mesh and tree topologies without using BLE. This module is well suited to sensor applications.

    Application areas include:

    • IoT (Internet of Things)
    • Connected appliances
    • Lighting products
    • Home and building automation
    • Beacons/Proximity
    • Smart toys
    • Fitness/Sports
    • Wearable products
    • Interactive entertainment devices


    BT832 Modules & BC832 Module Comparison



    Module

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    GC-BT832

    GC-BT832F

    GC-BT832X

    GC-BC832
    Soc nRF52832 QFAA nRF52832 QFAA nRF52832 CIAA nRF52832 CIAA
    Flash/RAM 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB
    GPIO 32 Configurable 32 Configurable 32 Configurable 32 Configurable
    Pins 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA
    Sizes 14 x 16 x 2.0 mm 15 x 20.8 x 1.9 mm 15 x 28 x 2mm 14 x 16 x 2.0 mm
    Bluetooth Range 100 Meters 220/330 Meters 1250 Meters 100 Meters
    BT Antenna PCB Trace PCB Trace PCB Trace PCB Trace
    Peak Current 7.5mA at +4dBm TX 7.5mA at +4dBm TX 95mA at +20dBm TX 5.4mA, RX
    Operation Temperature -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF)
    Operation Voltage 1.7V-3.6V 1.7V-3.6V 1.8V-3.6V 1.7V-3.6V
    Certification FCC, IC FCC, IC Pending FCC, IC

  • BT832 Module Features

    • Nordic nRF528832 with ARM Cortex M4F
    • Complete RF solution with integrated antenna
    • Integrated DC-DC converter
    • I2C compatible
    • I2S audio interface
    • 20 channel CPU independent Programmable Peripheral Interconnect (PPI)
    • Quadrature Demodulator (QDEC)
    • Receiver Sensitivity: -96 dBm


      Supports the following:

      • Supports UART/SPI/I2C/ADC/PWM
      • Supports 1.7V-3.6V voltages


      FCC & CE Certified

  • Manufacturers Part Number BT832
    Security/Protection 128-bit AES HW encryption
    Frequency Band 2.4GHz
    Interface(s)
    • I2S audio interface
    • NFC-A tag interface for OOB pairing
    • 12 bit/200KSPS ADC
    • 3 SPI Master/Slave (8Mbps)
    • 2 2-wire Master/Slave (I2C compatible)
    • UART (with CTS/RTS and DMA)
    Protocols
    • Nordic SoftDevices: S132 - Bluetooth low energy concurrent central/peripheral/observer/broadcaster stack
    • ANT Wireless SoftDevices:
      - S212: ANT stack
      - S332: Bluetooth low energy concurrent central/peripheral/observer/broadcaster/ANT stack
    Memory
    • 512KB flash
    • 64KB RAM
    Product Weight .05
    Dimensions 4.0 x 16.0 x 2.5 mm
    Storage Specifications

    Do not store in the following conditions
    - salty air
    - direct sunlight
    - water
    - poisonous gas
    - corrosive gas

    Voltage Operating: 1.7V to 3.6V
    Power Low power comparator
    Certifications FCC, Canada IC
    Range Line of Sight: 100 meters (300 feet)
    I/O & IRQ
    • 32 General purpose I/O pins
    • Serial Wire Debug I/O
    Firmware
    • Over-the-Air (OTA) firmware update
    • Host mode: connects to a host via UART, uses AT Commands
    • Standalone mode: download firmware to flash memory
    Pins Hybrid pins: 16 castellated and 24 LGA
    CPU Nordic nRF52832 with ARM Cortex M4F CPU
    Antenna Integrated high performance PCB trace antenna
    Temperature Range Operation Environment: -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF)
  • BT832 Module Data Sheet (PDF)


    BT832 Module Product Details (PDF)


    Nordic nRF5 SDK (Link to Nordic Semiconductor site for download)

  • The BT832 is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) with NFC module that operates using a Nordic nRF52832 and includes an integrated PCB trace antenna. The module comes in a compact size of 14.0 x 16.0 x 2.0mm and has hardware that meets the Bluetooth 5.0 specifications. The BT832 includes 16 castellated pins, which is perfect for applications requiring limited numbers of GPIOs. In addition to this, the 24 LGA (Land Grid Array) pins provide access to all of the nRF52832 GPIO pins.

    This FCC ID and IC (Industrial Canada) ID certified product is capable of operating in host mode or standalone mode. The standalone mode downloads firmware directly to the flash memory. The host mode connects the device to a host using UART and utilizes AT commands. The BT832 has powerful features, such as 512 KB flash, 64 KB RAM, and an embedded 2.4 GHz multi-protocol transceiver. It utilizes the Cortex M4F processor, as well as AES HW encryption.

    The BT832 is the ideal BLE module for IoT applications. The build-in Near-Field-Communication (NFC) can be used to easily and securely pair the module to other BLE devices, or to pass credentials from a smart phone or tablet to the module. In addition it has a built-in Temperature Sensor to monitor operating conditions. The ample on-module memory and Cortex M4F processor allows for development of even the most demanding IoT applications. Finally, the module features the Nordic nRF5282 chip which can work in Apple Homekit applications.

    NOTE: The BT832 does not come with pre-loaded firmware. To develop firmware, use the Nordic SDK which uses a free open-source toolchain. The SDK has a variety of options, including support for the ANT Network protocol, through which the module can be used in mesh and tree topologies without using BLE. This module is well suited to sensor applications.

    Application areas include:

    • IoT (Internet of Things)
    • Connected appliances
    • Lighting products
    • Home and building automation
    • Beacons/Proximity
    • Smart toys
    • Fitness/Sports
    • Wearable products
    • Interactive entertainment devices


    BT832 Modules & BC832 Module Comparison



    Module

    Viewing
    GC-BT832

    GC-BT832F

    GC-BT832X

    GC-BC832
    Soc nRF52832 QFAA nRF52832 QFAA nRF52832 CIAA nRF52832 CIAA
    Flash/RAM 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB
    GPIO 32 Configurable 32 Configurable 32 Configurable 32 Configurable
    Pins 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA
    Sizes 14 x 16 x 2.0 mm 15 x 20.8 x 1.9 mm 15 x 28 x 2mm 14 x 16 x 2.0 mm
    Bluetooth Range 100 Meters 220/330 Meters 1250 Meters 100 Meters
    BT Antenna PCB Trace PCB Trace PCB Trace PCB Trace
    Peak Current 7.5mA at +4dBm TX 7.5mA at +4dBm TX 95mA at +20dBm TX 5.4mA, RX
    Operation Temperature -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF)
    Operation Voltage 1.7V-3.6V 1.7V-3.6V 1.8V-3.6V 1.7V-3.6V
    Certification FCC, IC FCC, IC Pending FCC, IC

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  • The BT832 is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) with NFC module that operates using a Nordic nRF52832 and includes an integrated PCB trace antenna. The module comes in a compact size of 14.0 x 16.0 x 2.0mm and has hardware that meets the Bluetooth 5.0 specifications. The BT832 includes 16 castellated pins, which is perfect for applications requiring limited numbers of GPIOs. In addition to this, the 24 LGA (Land Grid Array) pins provide access to all of the nRF52832 GPIO pins.

    This FCC ID and IC (Industrial Canada) ID certified product is capable of operating in host mode or standalone mode. The standalone mode downloads firmware directly to the flash memory. The host mode connects the device to a host using UART and utilizes AT commands. The BT832 has powerful features, such as 512 KB flash, 64 KB RAM, and an embedded 2.4 GHz multi-protocol transceiver. It utilizes the Cortex M4F processor, as well as AES HW encryption.

    The BT832 is the ideal BLE module for IoT applications. The build-in Near-Field-Communication (NFC) can be used to easily and securely pair the module to other BLE devices, or to pass credentials from a smart phone or tablet to the module. In addition it has a built-in Temperature Sensor to monitor operating conditions. The ample on-module memory and Cortex M4F processor allows for development of even the most demanding IoT applications. Finally, the module features the Nordic nRF5282 chip which can work in Apple Homekit applications.

    NOTE: The BT832 does not come with pre-loaded firmware. To develop firmware, use the Nordic SDK which uses a free open-source toolchain. The SDK has a variety of options, including support for the ANT Network protocol, through which the module can be used in mesh and tree topologies without using BLE. This module is well suited to sensor applications.

    Application areas include:

    • IoT (Internet of Things)
    • Connected appliances
    • Lighting products
    • Home and building automation
    • Beacons/Proximity
    • Smart toys
    • Fitness/Sports
    • Wearable products
    • Interactive entertainment devices


    BT832 Modules & BC832 Module Comparison



    Module

    Viewing
    GC-BT832

    GC-BT832F

    GC-BT832X

    GC-BC832
    Soc nRF52832 QFAA nRF52832 QFAA nRF52832 CIAA nRF52832 CIAA
    Flash/RAM 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB 512KB/64KB
    GPIO 32 Configurable 32 Configurable 32 Configurable 32 Configurable
    Pins 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA 40, CAS/LGA
    Sizes 14 x 16 x 2.0 mm 15 x 20.8 x 1.9 mm 15 x 28 x 2mm 14 x 16 x 2.0 mm
    Bluetooth Range 100 Meters 220/330 Meters 1250 Meters 100 Meters
    BT Antenna PCB Trace PCB Trace PCB Trace PCB Trace
    Peak Current 7.5mA at +4dBm TX 7.5mA at +4dBm TX 95mA at +20dBm TX 5.4mA, RX
    Operation Temperature -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF)
    Operation Voltage 1.7V-3.6V 1.7V-3.6V 1.8V-3.6V 1.7V-3.6V
    Certification FCC, IC FCC, IC Pending FCC, IC

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