Serial Cable Replacement

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Serial Cable Replacement
The Serial Cable Replacement
products from connectBlue provide
a ready-to-use solution to replace
any serial cable connections in
your product. They enable any
Bluet
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2.0!
The SERIAL PORT ADAPTER is small and cost effective without
renounce on performance and quality. connectBlue provides a stateof-the-art range of versions to cover any requirement or need. The
products are fully Bluetooth Qualified, Type Approved, and EMC
certified, and no further certifications are needed when integrating
the OEM module in a device.
Bluetooth device (for example
Key Features and Benefits
laptop, PDA, or Mobile phone)
• Wide range of products
to connect to your device for
• Future proof - field upgradable
configuration, and data
• Backward compatible (form, fit and function)
communication independent of
the serial protocol used.
The SERIAL PORT ADAPTER works
like a serial cable and is developed
for reliable, high demanding
industrial products/applications.
• Range of features - the SPA fits in any applications
• Supports AT command configuration - ease of use
• Embedded Communication Interface (ECI) for advanced multipoint
configuration
• Developed for industrial use - high reliability, industrial temperature
range, odd baudrates, and special features
• Bluetooth 2.0
Serial Port Adapter™ - Features
WIRELESS MULTIDROP™ - MULTIPOINT
This feature allows the Serial Port Adapter to
simultaneously communicate with up to 7 remote
Bluetooth devices depending on application and use
cases. The Serial Port Adapter automatically forms a
wireless multidrop network and distributes all data to
all connected devices. No extra software is required
in your system.
RS422/RS485 network/Profibus
RS422/RS485 OR PROFIBUS
Industrial multidrop installations uses RS422/RS485 or Profibus.
The Serial Port Adapter supports both standard and unique baud
rates used in for example Profibus networks.
ADVANCED MULTIPOINT
The Serial Port Adapter supports a unique feature to be used in
an advanced multipoint network. The Embedded Communication
Interface (ECI) enables the SPA to connect to multiple devices and
simultaneously communicate to each of them individually. This use
case requires integration of the ECI protocol in the host system
(product) and is provided by the Bluetooth Enabler Development
Kit.
WLAN CO-LOCATION
The Serial Port Adapter provides features to enable both
WLAN and Bluetooth to be integrated into the same
device. The Packet Traffic Arbitration mechanism, proposed
by IEEE 802.25.2, makes the two exchange information
when transmitting simultaneously and thus reducing risk for
interference.
WLAN CO-EXISTENCE
Some of the products supports Bluetooth 2.0, including
Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) for improved co-existence
with other 2.4 GHz radio systems like 802.11b/g.
CONFIGURATION
The Serial Port Adapter can be configured using three different methods:
• Using the Windows based configuration wizard to configure a Serial Port Adapter
connected to your PC locally or via Bluetooth
• Using a complete set of AT commands
• Using a complete set of advanced ECI commands
SECURITY
The Serial Port Adapter supports Bluetooth authentication and encryption.
• Authentication, a PIN code is used to block unauthorized access to your device.
• Encryption, data sent over the air is encrypted to prevent eves dropping.
POWER CONSUMPTION
When integrating the OEM Serial Port Adapter into a portable device, low power
consumption is crucial. The Serial Port Adapters can be configured to consume as little
power as possible in any given situation and support efficient power save modes. When
permanetly powered the Serial Port Adapters can be configured for best performance.
PERFORMANCE AND STABILITY
The Serial Port Adapter supports standard and unique baud rates up to 921.6k baud
and delivers high throughput and very short response times. It has been designed with
high requirements on stability and tested against a wide range of other Bluetooth
products, including PDAs, PCs and mobile phones.
BLUETOOTH ENABLER DEVELOPMENT KIT
By using the Bluetooth Enabler Development Kit (SDK), you fully utilize and control the
entire Bluetooth wireless technology embraced in some of the Serial Port Adapters. The
Serial Port Adapter together with the SDK allows your product to use all the Bluetooth
functions using as little development time as possible. There is no need for qualification
of your developed application since the structure of the SDK always guarantees that your
application is qualified according to Bluetooth specification 1.1, or 2.0.
HIGH QUALITY
All Serial Port Adapters are designed and produced with the respect to high quality
demands for professional use.
BLUETOOTH QUALIFICATION AND
TYPE APPROVAL
All connectBlue Serial Port Adapters are fully
Bluetooth qualified and type approved for use in
Europe and the US. When using the Serial Port
Adapters from connectBlue you are not required
to perform any tests for neither Bluetooth
qualification nor type approval.
Technical variations
SHORT RANGE & LONG RANGE
connectBlue offers a wide range of different Serial Port Adapters, where some variants use a 0dBm radio, short range,
while others use a 20dBm radio, long range. The 0dBm variants allow you to communicate up to 10-30 meters while the
20dBm variants allow you to communicate up to more than 100 meters.
OEM VERSION OR DIFFERENT HOUSINGS
The Serial Port Adapters from connectBlue are available in different mechanical form factors and with different connector
options. In addition to the OEM Serial Port Adapter, the Serial Port Adapters are also available with a plastic housing and
a rugged, IP65, aluminum housing making it suitable for harsh environments.
ANTENNA ALTERNATIVES
The Serial Port Adapters are available with different standard
antennas:
• Internal antenna when mounting the OEM Serial Port Adapter
in a plastic housing.
• Stub antennas when mounting the OEM Serial Port Adapter in
a metallic housing, where the stub antenna can be placed on
the outside of the housing.
• Antennas on a cable. The antenna cable can be up to 3m
long and is used when mounting any of the Serial Port
Adapters in a metal cabinet.
CONNECTION OPTIONS
The OEM version of the Serial Port Adapter provides a range
of interface options. Soldering, board to board connector and a
range of wired connections to match any request.
DISTRIBUTORS NEAR YOU
connectBlue AB • Norra Vallgatan 64 3v • SE-211 22 Malmö • Sweden
Phone +46 40-6307100 • Fax +46 40-237137 • info@connectblue.se • www.connectblue.se
Printed in Sweden. ©2006 connectBlue AB. All rights reserved. All specifications are subject to change without notice.
BLUETOOTH® is a trademark owned by the Bluetooth SIG Inc. Windows is a registered trademark by Microsoft.
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FUTURE PROOF
connectBlue’s product strategy is to create long term relations to
OEM customer integrating the Serial Port Adapter. connectBlue
will provide compatible solutions (form, fit and function) for a
long period even if Bluetooth develops and component suppliers
creates new versions. Added features (improved performance,
increased functionality, cost efficiency etc.) will be added to
future modules but backward compatibility will ensure that OEM
customer don’t have to redesign their devices.
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