Electronic Design

Low-Cost Bluetooth Modules Suit Short Distance Apps

Billed as low-cost Bluetooth modules for short distances, the RB4000 and RB4000HM modules act as RS-232 cable replacements and offer an alternative for wireless point-to-point communication across distances up to 60 feet. Featuring Serial Port Profile (SPP), the RB4000 Series integrates a controller, antenna and transceiver. Utilizing the BlueCore4-External Chipset from CSR, the Class 2 modules are Bluetooth V2.0 +EDR compliant for increased throughput, reduced battery consumption, and improved security. The Model RB4000 surface-mount PCB module with on-board antenna, RB4000HM through-hole module, and RB4000HM-c with built-in U.FL connector are available now with prices starting at $9.00 each/500 for the RB4000. RADICOM RESEARCH INC., San Jose, CA. (408) 383-9006.

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