The PAN1761 module conforms to the Bluetooth v4.1 standard for operation in Low Energy mode, and implements NFC functionality by operating as an NFC Forum Type 3 tag.
The device’s dual radio configuration makes it possible for users to set-up the NFC radio to wake-up the Bluetooth radio from stand-by mode when the host device enters an NFC reader’s field, and then to automatically initiate a
This helps to save power by reducing the requirement for the Bluetooth radio to scan for new connections, remaining instead in a zero-power stand-by mode.
It also helps to make it easier to use the Bluetooth function in an end-product, since the device can use the NFC radio while bonding with other devices through a process similar to out-of-band pairing when in close proximity to an NFC-equipped remote-control device, such as a smartphone or tablet.
Additionally, the module can be used to automatically start applications on a smartphone and tablet via NFC, as soon as it is in proximity to that device.
The PAN1761 is supplied in a 15.6mm x 8.7mm x 1.8mm surface-mount package which has the same form factor as the PAN1026 and PAN1760 Bluetooth modules, also from Panasonic.
- Excellent RF transceiver
- Programmable Bluetooth EEPROM
- 32kbytes of on-chip RAM
- Supports standard Bluetooth Low Energy profiles
- Operating-temperature range: -40°C to 85°C
- Medical diagnostic systems
- Personal healthcare equipment
- Wireless sensors
- Diagnostics and maintenance systems
- Wearable devices
- Mobile phone accessories
- Industrial sensors
- Measurement devices
Panasonic’s PAN1761-EMK is a starter kit for users of the PAN1761. It includes an NFC antenna.
Orderable Part Number: PAN1761-EMK