CWD has launched its ground-breaking module, the CBTLRM02, in partnership with Semtech and Nordic Semiconductor.
CWD Ltd has launched its the ground-breaking module, the CBTLRM02, in partnership with two of the world’s leading wireless technology innovators, Semtech Corp. and Nordic Semiconductor.
The CBTLRM02 is India’s first BLE (Bluetooth Low-Energy) and LoRa (Long-range) dual combo-module that combines Semtech’s SX1262 and Nordic’s nRF52833 for building advanced IoT applications.
Equipped with high quality Ignion antennas, CWD’s new module makes it possible to have long-range wireless communication over the 2.4GHz (BLE) and 150MHz to 960MHz (LoRaWAN) ISM bands. With 512kB flash and 128kB RAM, the module facilitates open-source software stack development to build applications and business logic to run on-board, thus eliminating the need for an external MCU. CWD offers an application development suite, which enables the user to develop their own custom solutions.
In addition, the multiprotocol module supports over-the-air (OTA) updates and can transmit up to +22dBm with highly efficient integrated power amplifiers over LoRa and up to +8dBm over BLE. This allows our customers to keep their device deployments robust, improve their performances, and upgrade to newer security protocols at their convenience. CWD will assist customers in design, development, and manufacturing of their innovative ideas, introducing new products while reducing the time to market at scale with lower costs.
CWD is confident that the BLE+LoRa combo module has the power to change the game for the IoT industry. Semtech’s LoRa combined with Nordic’s BLE has already proven to be a powerful combination that creates complementary hybrid IoT connectivity. CWD’s CBTLRM02 module may become a pioneering technology for IoT developers who may be motivated to think and attempt more ambitious IoT capabilities and applications.
For India, the partnership between CWD, Nordic and Semtech may also help expand the technology ecosystem for IoT application development.
“With Nordic’s nRF52833 SoC’s processor and memory resources, CWD demonstrates how complementary technologies like LoRa and BLE can work together in a single module – CBTLRM02” adding “This dual combo module opens up to a wide range of use cases in IoT. It is encouraging to see Nordic’s first module design partner in India build further upon its IoT capabilities and product offerings,” said Gaurav Kapoor, Nordic’s Regional Sales Manager for India.
Why BLE+LoRa dual module
In the world of IoT application development and capabilities, the combination of BLE and LoRa has created synergies that have maximized efficiency of IoT architecture. While BLE is ideal for short-range communication with a high throughput, LoRa has been designed for long-range low power wireless connectivity. With these dual wireless capabilities, the CBTLRM02 module makes any IoT product/solution extremely power efficient while also providing an extensively rich feature set.
LoRaWAN fits perfectly in all the use cases where wireless connectivity is needed for both long and short range, thus providing customers with IoT devices over a broader geographic coverage with the ability to connect directly to the cloud. As an unlicensed band that does not require intermediate hops for cloud communication, network deployments are not only less complicated but also much cheaper.
Some use cases include smart metering, smart cities, asset tracking over large geographical areas, smart agriculture, and industrial automation.