Pmod BLE: Bluetooth® Low Energy Interface

Digilent's BLE allows anyone to add low power wireless communications to their systems

Image of Digilent Pmod BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy InterfaceThe Digilent Pmod BLE is a powerful peripheral module meant for use with any UART enabled development board. This Pmod employs the Roving Networks RN4870 to create a fully integrated BLE interface. This chip features an onboard Bluetooth stack that makes connecting and communicating with any Bluetooth 4.X device possible through simple UART commands. The RN4870 also features four built-in GATT services: Device Information, Airpatch, BeaconThings, and UART Transparent data streaming. It also allows up to five custom public services and up to four custom private services, each allowing up to eight custom characteristics. The Pmod BLE is an affordable, versatile, low energy addition to the wireless Pmod library.

The RN4870 Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy module is designed for easy implementation into a broad range of applications. Supporting the latest Bluetooth standard, it delivers up to 2.5x throughput improvement and more secure connections versus Bluetooth 4.1 based products. Developers can easily interface to the device via a standard UART interface, available on most microcontrollers and processors. The RN4870 has a completely integrated Bluetooth software stack and offers a shielded regulatory certified version with a built-in antenna. Developers are freed from the complexities of Bluetooth software and RF development and can simply utilize the RN4870 as a wireline replacement. Interfaced to a BLE enabled smartphone or Bluetooth internet gateway, applications can be monitored, controlled, and updated from anywhere in the world making them a perfect fit for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Features Applications
  • Roving Networks RN4870
  • Bluetooth® Smart 4.2 BLE compatible
  • Add wireless capability with low power Bluetooth radio
  • ASCII command interface over UART
  • UART transparent service for serial data streaming
  • Secure communications, 128-bit AES encryption, and whitelist capabilities
  • Customizable GAP, GATT, SM, L2CAP, and integrated public profiles
  • 12-pin Pmod port with UART interface
  • Follows the Digilent Pmod Interface Specification 1.1.0 Type 3A
  • IoT
  • Remote control
  • Beacon applications

Pmod BLE

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionPlatformTypeFunctionAvailable QuantityView Details
PMOD BLE: BLUETOOTH INTERFACE410-359PMOD BLE: BLUETOOTH INTERFACEPmod™RFBluetooth Low Energy (BLE)37 - ImmediateView Details

RN4870

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionVoltage - SupplyCurrent - ReceivingAvailable QuantityView Details
BLUETOOTH MODULERN4870-I/RM128BLUETOOTH MODULE3.3V10mA ~ 13mA96 - ImmediateView Details
BLUETOOTH 5.0 BLE MODULE, SHIELDRN4870-V/RM118BLUETOOTH 5.0 BLE MODULE, SHIELD1.9V ~ 3.6V13mA413 - ImmediateView Details
BLUETOOTH 5.0 BLE MODULE, UNSHIERN4870U-V/RM118BLUETOOTH 5.0 BLE MODULE, UNSHIE1.9V ~ 3.6V13mA238 - ImmediateView Details

For Use With

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionFor Use With/Related ProductsAvailable QuantityView Details
BOARD FPGA BASYS3 FOR VIVADO410-183BOARD FPGA BASYS3 FOR VIVADOArtix-7118 - ImmediateView Details
DEV BRD ZEDBOARD SOC ZYNQ-7000410-248DEV BRD ZEDBOARD SOC ZYNQ-7000XC7Z020313 - ImmediateView Details
BOARD DEV ZYBO ZYNQ-7000410-279BOARD DEV ZYBO ZYNQ-7000XC7Z010256 - ImmediateView Details
BOARD FPGA NEXYS4 DDR ARTIX-7410-292BOARD FPGA NEXYS4 DDR ARTIX-7Artix-742 - ImmediateView Details
BOARD GENESYS2 FOR KINTEX-7410-300BOARD GENESYS2 FOR KINTEX-7Kintex-77 - ImmediateView Details
PROGRAM DEV NEXYS VIDEO410-316PROGRAM DEV NEXYS VIDEOArtix-771 - ImmediateView Details
ARTY A7-35T DEV BOARD ARTIX-7410-319ARTY A7-35T DEV BOARD ARTIX-7Artix-7313 - ImmediateView Details
BOARD DEV ARTY Z7-20 ZYNQ 7020410-346-20BOARD DEV ARTY Z7-20 ZYNQ 7020XC7Z020149 - ImmediateView Details
ZYBO Z7-10 ZYNQ-7000 BOARD410-351-10ZYBO Z7-10 ZYNQ-7000 BOARDXC7Z01046 - ImmediateView Details
ARTY S7-50 SPARTAN-7410-352ARTY S7-50 SPARTAN-7XC7S50146 - ImmediateView Details
ZYBO Z7-10 BRD W/ SDSOC VOUCHER471-014ZYBO Z7-10 BRD W/ SDSOC VOUCHERXC7Z01037 - ImmediateView Details
ZYBO Z7-20 BRD W/ SDSOC VOUCHER471-015ZYBO Z7-20 BRD W/ SDSOC VOUCHERXC7Z020233 - ImmediateView Details
NETFPGA 1G CML6015-410-001NETFPGA 1G CMLKintex-72 - ImmediateView Details
BASYS MX3: PIC32MX TRAINER BOARD410-336BASYS MX3: PIC32MX TRAINER BOARDMCU1 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2018-05-29