Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle transmits up to 720kbps over 300m

April 07, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Boasting a range of up to 300m in free space and a data rate of up to 720kbps, the SE Skipper UBT 21-1 Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle from SE Spezial-Electronic is aimed to be used as a transmitter and receiver adapter for wireless industrial and medical systems.

Its integrated Bluetooth stack supports concurrent operation of classical Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy. Therefore, the SE Skipper UBT 21-1 device can also be used as a local Bluetooth smart gateway for the internet of things without using the Bluetooth stack of the operation system of the connected computer. Using a multiplex protocol (EDM), SE Skipper UBT 21-1 can simultaneously manage up to seven individual Bluetooth links independent of the operating system and external radio drivers.

As an additional significant advantage for device manufacturers and dongle users, protocol processing and configuration storage are entirely done within the SE Skipper UBT 21-1 device. For this purpose, SE Skipper UBT 21-1 provides a graphical, Windows-based configuration software and an application programming interface (API) that easily integrates into application-specific software programs. Once programmed for the specific requirements of a customer, no more user configuration is required. The computer, which can be a desktop PC, a laptop or an embedded board, must only provide an uncommitted USB port and a virtual COM port. Suitable port drivers are available for all common operating systems. The SE Skipper UBT 21-1 is specified for temperatures from -30°C to +70°C.

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