Panasonic’s New BLE Device Can Meet IIOT Standards


  • The Pan1780 is designed for applications in IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) devices
  • According to Panasonic, its built-in Cryptocell technology makes the module a fitting solution for edge computing purposes

In contrast to Classic Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is designed to provide significantly lower power consumption. This allows Android apps to communicate with BLE devices that have stricter power requirements, such as proximity sensors, heart rate monitors, and fitness devices.

Panasonic has recently launched the Pan1780. It is a Bluetooth 5.0 low energy module. This module is based on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC single-chip controller.

Features high signal sensitivity


The transmitter has an output power of up to 8 dBm. It features a signal sensitivity of -95dBm for nRF52840 (in 1Mbps Bluetooth low energy mode, -103dBm in 125kbps). It works in combination with the LE coded PHY. Using this combination, the module can be suitable for applications requiring long-range communication.

Works on Bluetooth 5.0

The new module uses Bluetooth 5.0 for seamless transmission. It can enable the symbol rate of up to 2Mbps using the LE 2M PHY. Furthermore, the LE advertising extensions are claimed to allow much larger amounts of data to be broadcasted in connectionless scenarios.

Uses ble-based mesh networking

It also features a ble- based Bluetooth mesh profile stack. Also, it supports 802.15.4 and NFC-A. The module features a Cortex M4F processor. This processor is equipped with 256kB of RAM and 1MB of built-in flash memory. With this configuration, it can be used in standalone mode.

Works on Arm Trust Zone Cryptocell technology

The module also can be configured using the set of AT commands. The physical structure of the module has dimensions of 5.6mm × 8.7mm x 2mm. The module features an Arm Trust zone Cryptocell 310 security core. It supports and secures the boot process of the microcontroller. A temperature sensor is also integrated into the module. The operating temperature range for the module is between  -40°C up to 85°C. The device can work at a supply voltage ranging from 1.7V up to 5.5V.

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Designed for IIOT applications

The Pan1780 is designed for applications in IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) devices. These devices can help in applications designed for smart city infrastructure, industrial mesh networks or robotics within Industry 4.0 environments. The designed module can also be integrated with smart health and secure medical peripherals or building automation applications like smart locks or intelligent lighting applications.





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