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Full-featured Bluetooth 5 module
15 November 2017, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless

u-blox is announcing the launch of its full Bluetooth 5 compliant NINA B3 wireless MCU (microcontroller unit) module. Featuring Bluetooth low energy long range connectivity, high data transfer rates and supporting Bluetooth mesh and 802.15.4, NINA B3 caters to applications in smart buildings, smart cities and Industry 4.0, including smart lighting systems, industrial sensor networks, asset tracking solutions and building automation systems.

The full Bluetooth 5 NINA B3 module is available in two flavours. The first variant, NINA B31, comes pre flashed with u-blox’s Connectivity Software, which helps product developers eliminate the need for embedded programming. U-blox’s proprietary secure boot ensures that security needs are met, even for the most critical industrial and medical applications.

The second variant, NINA B30, gives customers a broader scope of application thanks to Bluetooth mesh and Thread support, as well as access to a whole host of wired and wireless interfaces. Its powerful Cortex M4F microcontroller can run advanced applications right on the module, reducing external hardware needs and, ultimately, shrinking end device size and cutting costs.

NINA B3 is available with a highly sensitive internal antenna specifically designed for the module’s small form factor, achieving optimal radio range performance even in small end-product designs. Pin compatibility with the other u-blox NINA short range communication modules limits design effort for product developers developing multiple device variants, e.g. featuring only Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity.

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 (0)21 555 8400,,

Supplied By: RF Design
Tel: +27 21 555 8400
Fax: 086 653 2139
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