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Intel® Bluetooth* Solutions

Bluetooth Solution

Intel is a leading supplier of Bluetooth* solutions, offering a product portfolio from mobile phones to automotive, industrial and medical applications.

We offer single-chip semiconductor solutions as well as system modules and integrated IP-block solutions to enable increased flexibility and optimization.

The Intel® BlueMoon™ architecture is now in its sixth generation, and offers a well-proven functionality and performance. The Intel® BlueMoon™ products are offer superior RF performance along with innovative software solutions for high quality operation. The Intel® BlueMoon™ family has been designed for voice quality and high-performance data transmissions with reduced requirements on the host processor.

Our single solutions are small and cost effective, targeting mobile phones, automotive, industrial and medical applications. Intel’s module solutions are Bluetooth* qualified, offering an accelerated time-to-market and lower initial investments.

Intel is one of the seven promoters of the Bluetooth* SIG, and has participated in the Bluetooth* standardization since the start of Bluetooth*.

Mobile phone

Bluetooth* is the unchallenged technology for voice connections. Additionally it enables easy connections to other Bluetooth* enabled devices for data exchange. Some examples are address book synchronization with PC and streaming music to or from other devices.

The latest advances in Bluetooth* EDR make extreme data rates possible. It moves data up to three times faster than with previous Bluetooth* solutions, using less power and increasing battery life on mobile devices.

By using a pure digital CMOS approach and ensuring excellent RF performance, Intel® BlueMoon™ Chipsets and IP Block solutions provide the technology to make wireless personal area networking a reality. Intel® BlueMoon™ PMB 8763 solutions provide a cost-effective platform for handset manufacturers. The Intel® BlueMoon™ PMB 8763 ICs are ROM based Host Controller Interface (HCI) devices ideal for the small size, low cost and high performance solutions required in cellular phones and PDAs.

Intel® BlueMoon™ Chipsets and IP Block solutions provide proven on-chip power management, superior Bluetooth* performance, and robust and flexible co-existence interface to be able to achieve optimized solutions with other radios (Cellular, WLAN, GPS etc.). Intel® Bluetooth* and 3rd party Bluetooth* stack are integrated options in several of Intel® Cellular Platforms. A wide selection of profiles is available, including advanced audio profiles.

Automotive

Cellular connectivity becomes more and more a standard functionality in car infotainment systems. The Bluetooth* Hands-free function is the perfect solution for a safe and easy use of your cellular phone in the car. The higher bandwith offered with Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth* devices also supports multi-profile user scenarios involving streaming MP3 music and stereophonic headset applications.

Intel is one of the leading semiconductor suppliers in the automotive market. We have been providing our Intel® BlueMoon™ products to automotive customers for over 10 years. Our product offering is based on single chip solutions and complemented with module products.

Our product strategy for our for our automotive product offerings is to select proven products in volume production in our consumer segment and adopt them for release in the automotive segment. This adoption process includes important requirements like temperature range, AEC Q100 qualification, packaging options and securing a long term production set up.

Selected Intel® BlueMoon™ products offer a specific set-up to satisfy your requirements for automotive applications with an emphasis on proven product concepts, quality requirements, long-term availability and high audio quality.

Industrial and medical

In the industrial and medical area, there is a substantial interest in low-cost fully integrated Bluetooth* solutions with high quality and long life time. Main applications in these markets are wireless data connections to a cellular phone, a PDA or a PC device. In order to meet this requirement Intel has released a set of specialized products for data communication applications.

Intel® BlueMoon™ Data solutions provides an easy to use complete system products with fully integrated Bluetooth* protocol stack and profiles for data transfer applications The Intel® BlueMoon™ Data solutions supports the Serial Port Profile, Human Interface Devices Profile and RFCOMM protocol.

Ideal for the industrial and medical industries, we offer a flexible Bluetooth* platform suitable for designers with no deeper knowledge in the Bluetooth* technology. Our main focus is to simplify the SW interfaces by using a standardized AT-command interface. An important focus is also requirements like temperature range, quality, packaging options as well as long-term availability.

These products are available as IC as well as Module, which enables cost optimization dependent on volume, R&D effort and production set up. Shift from Module to IC is possible without any SW changes on host processor.

Product and features list

  Intel® BlueMoon™ PMB 8763 V2 Intel® BlueMoon™ PMB 8763 V3 Intel® BlueMoon™ PMB 8753/2 Intel® PBA 31308 Intel® PBA 31308/2
Chips x x x    
Modules       x x
Features
Proven Bluetooth* EDR solution in 0.13µ CMOS technology x x x    
Large HW Data Buffers Integrated to ensure high throughput x x      
Standard compliance BT 1.2, 2.0 & 2.1 + EDR BT 3.0 + EDR BT 1.2, 2.0 + EDR   BT 1.2 and 2.0 + EDR
AEC Q100 qualified          
Temperature range -40°C to +85°C          
Packet loss concealment for superior voice quality x x      
A 3-wire WLAN-coexistence interface, configurable via HCI x x      
Easy to design in       x x
Support for both leaded and non-leaded customer soldering processes       x x
Can be routed out on a 2-layer board       x x
PPAP documentation       x  
Qualifications     BT FCC, CE and IC ; Fully qualified. FCC and R&TTE Pre-qualified BT qualified, FCC and R&TTE Pre-qualified
Integrated Bluetooth* protocol stack, SPP profile and AT command interface     x   x
Supports Direct connect to battery     x   x

Software and support

The Bluetooth* Partner Program

The Intel® Bluetooth* Partner Program recommends software stack suppliers that have showed good functionality with Intel® Bluetooth* products. These software stack suppliers have implemented Intel's specific requirements and may offer optional support for specific features exclusive to Intel products. Demo software available from some stack suppliers may be provided in development kits. For more information on software stacks and specific Intel features supported, please contact the software stack supplier directly.

Product Selection Guide

To help you select the best product solution for your needs, we offer a product selection guide that contains a short product overview, and answers common questions - such as the difference between HCI and Embedded SW products, the advantages and disadvantages of an IC design as compared to a module design, or how to obtain qualification and certification.

To more information, please contact your local sales office or distributor.