The RYZ012 is the first Bluetooth Low Energy 5 module that Renesas has launched. The module is based around a 2.4 GHz RF transceiver that supports the IEEE802.15.4 multi-standard wireless protocol, Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), Bluetooth LE Mesh, and ZigBee. RYZ012 has a power usage of only 0.4µA during deep sleep (without SRAM retention). The low power draw allows the design of products with extended battery life. It also features a battery monitor for the measurement of battery capacity and the detection of low power in battery-operated devices.
“The RYZ012 module complements our IoT connectivity solutions, featuring ultra-low power in a small form factor, designed to target a wide range of IoT, connected home, asset tracking, and cost-sensitive applications,” said Roger Wendelken, Senior Vice President, Head of MCU Business, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. “The RYZ012 teams with Renesas’ sensor solutions to offer an end-to-end, device-to-cloud ecosystem.”
The RYZ012 module has been developed to support the 2.4 GHz IoT standards without the need for an external DSP. The design therefore cuts the number of external components required, as well as the overall cost of system integration. The RYZ012 module has a 32-bit MCU supported by an integrated 512kB flash memory and 64kB SRAM for application support. There are two versions of the module – with and without an integrated antenna. This gives designers more design flexibility and the option for longer wireless range requirements.
The RYZ012 module will be certified for use in the U.S., Canada, EU, and Japan.
Both versions of the RYZ012 module are sampling now, with full product availability later in the year.