Fujitsu Adds Bluetooth 5 Beacons and Sensor Beacons

March 26, 2020 Tiera Oliver

Fujitsu Component America, Inc. has added a series of Bluetooth 5 beacons and sensor beacons, the FWM8BLZ07 and FWM8BLZ07A . Based on Fujitsu's Bluetooth 5 FWM7BLZ20B module, the new beacons are based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52832 SoC  and leverage the benefits of Bluetooth 5. They also support remote settings using commands from a central unit. 

The FWM8BLZ07 beacon features an embedded advertisement function that encrypts data and securely authenticates and decrypts messages by utilizing an anti-spoofing function known as a message authentication code (MAC). 

The FWM8BLZ07A is a multi-function sensor beacon that includes embedded temperature, humidity, air pressure, illuminance, 3-axis acceleration, and sound-level sensors. Multiple sensors in different combinations can be used in any Bluetooth environment through the Bluetooth standard beacon protocol to the latest Bluetooth 5 protocol.

The new beacons measure a compact, 40.0 x 31.0 x 12.0 mm within a gray, plain housing. The units use a single CR2450 coin-cell battery and include a voltage notification function that senses a voltage drop in the battery and allows users to determine the right timing for replacement.

They are available immediately.

For more information, visit: https://www.fujitsu.com/us/

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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