Sophia Antipolis, France, 20 September 2023 – Insight SiP, the supplier of advanced miniature RF modules, launches its ISP3080 UWB-BLE module. This device offers state of the art integration and miniaturization of RF technologies, using System in Package technology. The device also benefits from Insight SiP’s proprietary, industry-leading “Antenna-in-Package” techniques.
The device incorporates the latest generation of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology from Qorvo in the QM31100 UWB chip together with Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52833 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device. The next generation UWB solution offers massively improved power consumption compared with previous generations, and interoperability via conformance to the FiRa standard. This allows UWB connections both to other vendors’ FiRa compatible chipsets and UWB equipped mobile phones, such as the latest generation Apple, Google and Samsung devices.
The module is a fully integrated device, requiring only power to create a fully functioning UWB and BLE node, with both antennas integrated into the module. Measuring only 12 x 12 x 1.5 mm, this is a unique solution on the market, in terms of both its miniature size and level of integration. Ultra low power can be achieved by using a combination of Bluetooth and the integrated accelerometer to switch on the UWB transceiver only when necessary.
Applications for the new device include secure entry, real-time location systems, ticketing and barrier control, and hands-free key solutions.
The device offers a wide range of peripherals allowing a comprehensive selection of digital and analogue connections, including UWB, SPI, UART, I2C, programmable general purpose I/Os and on-board analogue to digital converters.
Nick Wood, Sales and Marketing Director for Insight SiP said, “We are delighted to launch this module with the next generation of UWB technology. With the FiRa standard gaining wide acceptance and the implementation of UWB on mobile phones, we believe Ultra-Wideband has truly “come of age” and will become an increasingly prevalent technology.”
About Insight SiP
With its R&D team based in Sophia Antipolis in the south of France, Insight SiP specializes in the miniaturization of RF modules using System-in-Package technology. Its unique offerings include the smallest complete BLE module in the world, the world’s first Antenna-in-Package, the world’s first UWB/BLE and LoRa/BLE combo modules with integrated antennas, and the world’s smallest microcomputer in an SD card format. Created in 2005 by experienced electronic industry executives, Insight SiP has been a global business since 2008 with a subsidiary in the US, a sales office in Japan and a network of over 30 distributors across the globe. (www.insightsip.com)