Choosing a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) module for a product design can be overwhelming, especially given the demand and sheer volume of design projects involving BLE for applications like IoT deployments and other wirelessly enabled products. The pace is fast and the competition is fierce, so decisions need to be made quickly. However, picking the wrong module can lead to delays, unexpected costs, and compromised product performance. So, how do you choose the best BLE module for your design? Sifting through data sheets can be time consuming and tricky since they are a sales tool that presents information about the module in the most positive light, but if you know what to look for the process can be much easier. Embedded Computing Design recently featured the article, "Four tips for assessing BLE module data sheets". Written by Jonathan Kaye, Product Director at Laird, the article explains what to look for on a datasheet to ensure you select a Bluetooth module that truly meets your needs. Factors such as range, power consumption, testing, price vs. TCI, and future proof/upgrade path capabilities are all important factors to consider.
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