Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest electronic components and industrial automation products,™, is now stocking the Vela IF820 Bluetooth® 5.4 dual-mode modules from Laird Connectivity. Addressing the ever-evolving needs of modern Bluetooth applications, the Vela IF820 series modules marry the benefits of Infineon Technologies’ low-power, high-performance AIROC CYW20820 silicon, hardware, software and other tools with Laird Connectivity’s robust, value-added application software, services, certification and support capabilities. The Vela IF820 series offers a full range of dual-mode, flexible modules, adapters and development kits (DVKs) that enable a single module to cover legacy Classic Bluetooth and migration to Bluetooth LE v5.4 with a single part. The integrated solution helps drive down overall cost, design complexity and risk while increasing design flexibility and accelerating time to market for a variety of dual-mode Bluetooth IoT designs.
The Vela IF820 modules, available from Mouser Electronics, are the newest addition to Laird Connectivity’s Bluetooth portfolio. Targeting both hosted and hostless applications, the Vela IF820 series includes multiple small form factor PCB modules to suit any host board footprint. The modules contain an ARM® Cortex®-M4 core, a 2.4 GHz radio and a wide range of MCU peripherals (UART, I2C, SPI, ADC, GPIO, PWM, Programmable Key Scan and more). The Vela IF820 series is complemented by low-cost, easy-to-use development kits and a certified, packaged USB adapter to add Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE connectivity. In addition, Modular FCC (Federal Communications Commission), CE, UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed), ISED, RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), MIC KCC, and Bluetooth SIG global approvals extend to OEM designs with no new testing, providing faster time to market.
The Laird Connectivity Vela IF820 modules are available now from Mouser in three hardware options: a 9.3 mm x 12.5 mm x 2.15 mm module with an integrated chip antenna, a 7.5 mm x 7.5 mm x 2.15 mm with an MHF4 connector for an external antenna, or a USB adapter option. The modules are specified at an industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, and host applications include home automation, asset tracking devices, secure medical peripherals and industrial IoT sensor networks. The dual-mode modules are also supported by three firmware options (EZ-Serial Firmware, C Code and HCI UART) and a fully-featured evaluation platform that provides everything needed for Bluetooth BR/EDR and Bluetooth LE v5.4 development. Vela IF820 development kits (239-453-0017x-K1) are available for purchase on the Mouser website.