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Panasonic PAN4620 IEEE & BLE Module

Panasonic’ PAN4620 IEEE 802.15.4 and BLE Module is a compact, low-power wireless module designed for mesh networking and supports concurrent operation of BLE and 802.15.4.

The module is based on an NXP Kinetis KW41Z SoC, which includes a 48MHz Arm® Cortex®-M0+ with 512KB of flash and 128KB of RAM. The module can be used as a standalone controller handling application code and wireless functions, or it can be used with a separate processor in hosted mode to add wireless connectivity to existing applications. The module includes crystal oscillators, an antenna, and low-pass filter to make integration simple. The module is surface mountable and measures 15.6mm x 8.7mm x 1.9mm.

The PAN4620 also integrates a 2.4GHz transceiver that complies with both Bluetooth LE 4.2 and IEEE 802.15.4 requirements. Software support includes a Bluetooth LE host stack and profiles as well as a certified Thread stack from NXP, and the module can also be used with other known or proprietary solutions. One of the key features of the PAN4620 is that it supports single or concurrent operation of the BLE and 802.15.4 networks, which can eliminate the need for a gateway in IoT applications.

The PAN4620 has low power consumption and operates from a 1.8V to 4.2V power supply. Transmit power is programmable from -30dBm to +3.5dBm, with the module consuming 6.1mA at 0dBm. The receive sensitivity goes as low as -95dBm for BLE and -100dBm for 802.15.4, with receiver current consumption of 6.8mA. For more information on Panasonic’s PAN4620 IEEE 802.15.4 & BLE Module, visit Mouser.com.

 


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