Posted On September 21, 2017 By In EM Microelectronic, Ewave, Sensors and Wireless And 780 Views

EM Microelectronic Bluetooth Low-Energy Proximity Beacons EMBC01 and EMBC02

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EM Microelectronic Bluetooth Low-Energy Proximity Beacons
EMBC01 and EMBC02
EM Microelectronic Bluetooth Low-Energy Proximity Beacons

The EMBC01 and EMBC02 are Bluetooth Low-Energy Proximity Beacons suitable for mass deployment by system integrators. The EMBC01 advertises ID data that is compatible with common beacon standards (UUID, Major ID, and Minor ID).

The EMBC01 is part of the coin-cell family of beacons which come in a small, weatherproof enclosure, using a standard coin-cell battery, or as a PCB panel.

The difference in the two devices is that the EMBC02 also contains an accelerometer. A push-button with LED feedback can be used to select the right operating mode for your deployment. The EMBC01 operating modes offer tradeoffs between the best performance, range, and battery lifetime. The push-button can be used to cycle through different beaconing modes.

Modes for high performance and long battery life are available. The modes are:

  • Sleep Mode with over 7 years of shelf life typical
  • ID Short Range Mode offers 100ms beacon interval, 15m range line-of-sight (LOS), and 1.5 months of battery life typical
  • ID Medium Range Mode offers 500ms beacon interval, 30m range, and 7.5 months of battery life typical
  • ID Long Range Mode offers 1s beacon interval, 75m range, and 12.5 months of battery life typical
  • Any mode can be locked for final deployment

The EMBC01 can be customized for individual deployments with the Proximity Beacon Development Kit. The DVK contains a programmer interface board, cable, and 5 proximity beacons for re-programming. The RLink and RLink-Pro programming tools are available separately.

About EM Microelectronic

EM Microelectronic, a Swiss semiconductor manufacturer, designs and produces ultra-low-power, low-voltage, digital, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for battery-operated and field-powered devices in wearable, consumer, automotive and industrial applications. The company is specialized in customer specific integrated circuit and display solutions; its product portfolio includes Bluetooth Smart controller ICs and beacons, sensor fusion co-processors, display drivers and capacitive touch controllers, NFC & RFID tag and reader ICs, 2.4GHz CoolRF digital wireless transceivers, long range 2.4GHz transceivers, embedded flash microcontrollers, power management ICs, smartcard ICs, timing circuits, sensor interface and optoelectronic ICs, as well as plastic LCDs and display modules.

EM Microelectronic is one of the electronic systems companies within the Swatch Group, producing and assembling ultra-low power, miniaturized and accurate microelectronic components and systems.

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