The STMicroelectronics STEVAL IDB008V1M Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 (BLE) evaluation Kit increases the application development with modules featuring BlueNRG-2 Company’s second-generation BLE System-on-Chip (SoC). With the support of Bluetooth 5.0 Certification, the BlueNRG-2 SoC can possess enhanced security with LE Secure Connections, power-efficient privacy with Link Layer Privacy 1.2, and up to 2.6-times higher throughput with LE Data Length Extension.
The SoC is designed with an Arm Cortex-M0 core operating at up to 32MHz to handle the Bluetooth stack and application processing. It also integrates features such as a 32kHz ring oscillator, 24KB RAM, and 256KB Flash program memory. It reduces the standby power and draws just 0.9µA in sleep mode with active Bluetooth stack and full RAM retention.
The STEVAL-IDB008V1M plug-and-play kit combines the Blue NRG-M2 module with sensors, including a MEMS pressure and temperature sensor and motion sensors suitable for the 9-axis sensor-fusion library for rapid evaluation. It also includes a low-latency, low-power ADPCM codec, ready to use with BlueVoice middleware for voice over BLE streaming. The Arduino R3 connectors are provided along with the kit to allow the users to access all the modules’ peripherals and to support them with extended functionality using expansion shields.
The STSW-BLUENRG1-DK associated development software package contains a simple and intuitive Blue NRG-Navigator GUI (Graphical User Interface) to avoid external programmer or hardware that is needed for bringing the applications to life. The kit also integrates the BlueNRG-M2SA module with the STSW-BNRG-MESH software with ease to explore emerging applications such as Bluetooth SIG Mesh Profile v1.0 that allows true two-way communication and range-extending mesh networks along with cybersecurity to leverage the integrated features of the BlueNRG-2 SoC.