AGX-832 BLE MODULE

PRELIMINARY: SAMPLES AVAILABLE Q4 2015

nRF52 Module with high performance and ultra-low power, all together in a small form factor to help unleash the Bluetooth in your product

The AGX-832 is a fully certified Bluetooth v4.2 Module based on Nordic’s latest generation nRF52832 BLE SoC. Powered by a Cortex-M4F processor with 64kB of SRAM and 512kB of Flash, it includes a a 2.4GHz radio and antenna capable of BLE and other protocols. Together it can power event he most challenging products.

FEATURES

  • Bluetooth v4.2 Compliant with concurrent Central and peripheral modes
  • Nordic Semiconductor’s latest generation nRF52832 SoC
  • Fully tuned and tested module with on board chip antenna for fastest time to market
  • FCC, IC, CE, BT-SIG Certified (pending)
  • ARM® Cortex™-M4F with Floating Point enables fast processing and sleep for lower power, as well as complex aplications
  • Factory software enabling Over-The-Air firmware updates, Direct Test Modes, Beacons and
  • Up to +4 dBm Output Power
  • 512kB Flash / 64kB RAM
  • 2.4GHz Radio for BLE, ANT and Proprietary
  • Peak Current BLE TX 5.3mA at 0 dBm
  • Up to 32 GPIO pins, 8 Analog Inputs
  • 12-bit, 200ksps ADC
  • Audio Interfaces: I2S and PDM
  • Digital Interfaces: I2C, SPI, UART, PWM
  • NFC for Wakeup and OOB Authentication
  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 14.3 x 2 mm

APPLICATIONS

  • IoT Connected Devices and Appliances
  • BLE Sensors
  • Remote controls with Voice
  • Industrial Monitoring and Automation
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Home Automation
  • Smart Toys and Gaming
  • Accessories and HomeKit enabled products
  • iBeacons™, Eddystone and custom Beacons

Module Specifications

  • Antenna: On Board Ceramic Chip
  • Supply Voltage: 1.7V to 3.6V
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 14.3 x 2.0 mm
  • Operating Temperature: -40° to +85°C
  • Storage Temperature: -40° to +120°C
  • Protocols: Bluetooth Low Energy v4.2, ANT, Gazelle, Proprietary 2.4GHz
  • GPIOs: Up to 32 GPIOs, 8 Analog
  • Module Pads: LGA
  • 32.768 kHz Crystal: External, Optional

Bluetooth Specifications

  • Specification: Single Mode Bluetooth Smart v4.2
  • Modes: Concurrent Peripheral and Central Modes, Observer, Broadcaster
  • Connections: 3 Connections Central, 1 Connection Peripheral
  • Services: Apple Notification Center Service, Alert Notification Service, Battery Service, Blood Pressure, Cycling Speed and Cadence, Current Time, Device Information, Human Interface Device (HID), Heart Rate, Health Thermometer, Immediate Alert, Link Loss, Custom Services

Radio Specifications

  • Frequency Range: 2402 MHz to 2480 MHz
  • Channel Spacing: 2 MHz
  • Power Output: -20 dBm to +4 dBm
  • Receiver Sensitivity – BLE: -96 dBm
  • Data Rates: 250 kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps

System

  • Processor: ARM® Cortex™-M4F with Floating Point at 64MHz
  • 512kB Flash / 64kB RAM
  • Up to 2x the performance of other solutions for faster processing

Peripherals

  • Timers: 5 x 32-bit, 3 x 24-bit
  • SPI Master and Slave
  • I2C Master and Slave
  • UART with Hardware Flow Control
  • 8 Channel 12-bit ADC at 200ksps
  • PWM
  • Master and Slave I2S
  • PDM with up to 2 Microphones supported
  • General and Low Power Comparator
  • NFC-A Tag with Wake-on-Field
  • 20-channel PPI
  • EasyDMA

Power Consumption

  • BLE TX (DC/DC): 5.3mA @ 0 dBm, 7.5mA @ +4 dBm
  • BLE RX (DC/DC): 5.4mA
  • Sleep Current: 1.2µA
  • Current with all peripherals in IDLE
    mode and 32KHz XO and RTC running: 1.6µA
  • Current in Off Mode: 0.4µA
  • CPU Efficiency running from Flash, 64MHz: 116 μA/MHz

Regulatory Certifications

Module is fully certified to speed up your time to market (pending):

  • FCC – ID: TBD
  • IC – ID: TBD
  • CE –
  • Bluetooth SIG: TBD

Documentation

Design Resources

Argenox Support

FAQ AND KNOWLEDGEBASE

Answers to the most common questions about the module, Bluetooth and how to build amazing products   Go


TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Our engineers are Bluetooth and Wireless experts that solve tough issues every day Get in touch for help  Go

Nordic Semiconductor Support

Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52832 SoC is at the heart of the AGX-832. You can get further support from Nordic with the following resources:

Nordic’s Infocenter provides full documentation for the nRF52832 SoC including Datasheet, Errata, SoftDevice documentation, Reference Manual and other information that can help you develop better with the AGX-832 Go

Nordic’s online forums can help you ask questions directly to Nordic engineers and other experts to help you resolve issues and find information that’s not available in the documents, as well as the latest announcements Go

Nordic’s nRF52 SDK is the center of any BLE application. Full of code examples, it helps you build your application faster and better Go

Ordering and Samples

The AGX-832 is being designed and tested. Samples will be available shortly in Q1 2016 with full production following afterwards. Please note the following Parts Number:

Samples of modules and further information may be obtained directly from Argenox by contacting sales@argenox.com

Ordering Number Status Description
AGX-832-LE-A-CT Preview AGX-832 Module in Cut Tape
AGX-832-LE-A-TR Preview AGX-832 Module Reel in 1k quantities