Coming Soon: Multi-Core, Multi-Protocol Long Range Modules

The BL5340PA delivers our most advanced, secure, and highest performing dual core MCU architecture wireless solution available.

Published on February 22, 2023

Coming Soon: Multi-Core, Multi-Protocol Long Range Modules

The BL5340PA (Power Amplified)is our most advanced, secure, and highest performing dual core MCU architecture wireless solution available. Powered by Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF5340 SoC and nRF21540 FEM, this Bluetooth 5.2 module series directly targets applications that require the longest range and highest MCU performance.

Adding the nRF21540 RF FEM improves the link budget and connection robustness and significantly increases wireless range versus only using the nRF5340 SoC. The partnering of the nRF5340 and nRF21540 together into a certified module enables a wide range of use cases including industrial predictive maintenance and long range LE Audio capabilities.

Stand-out features include: 

  • Multi-protocol support
    • Bluetooth 5.2
    • 802.15.4 (Thread/Zigbee)
    • NFC
  • Dual Core Cortex M33 processors
    • Application processor - 128 / 64 MHZ M33 – 1 MB Flash / 512 KB RAM (including DSP instructions)
    • Network processor – 64 MHz M33 – 256 KB Flash / 64 KB RAM
  • Integrated nRF21540 FEM – up to +18.5dBM output power 
  • Widest range of configurable interfaces:
    • USB, UART, QSPI, SPI, I2S, I2C, PDM, PWM, ADC, GPIO
    • QDEC, comparator, low power comparator
  • Extended operating temperature (up to 105°C) 
  • Hostless operation – Dual core MCU reduces BOM 
  • Fully featured development kits 
  • Development choice: Zephyr RTOS or utilize Nordic nRF Connect SDK 

Visit the BL5340PA product page for more information and access to preliminary documentation. 

Be sure to also register for our upcoming webinar with Nordic Semiconductor that will discuss all things BL5340PA including: 

  • Overview of the Nordic nRF5340 advanced dual-core wireless SoC and nRF21540 RF FEM 
  • Detailed architecture descriptions of nRF5340 SoC and nRF21540 RF FEM 
  • Overview of how they are integrated into a certified BL5340PA module range from Laird Connectivity 
  • Review of use cases where this solution maximizes product performance and wireless range