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Infineon BlueMoon Bluetooth Core

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The BlueMoon 2.1 solution is a complete, production-proven, certified Bluetooth HCI IP solution based on the industry leading Infineon PMB8763 single-chip Bluetooth IC. It is ideal for system-on-chip (SoC) applications that benefit from an integrated Bluetooth solution.

BlueMoon 2.1 supports all features of the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR standard and supports integration with all Bluetooth compliant 3rd-party protocol stacks and applications.

The solution consists of three primary components:

  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR radio hard macro implemented in a 130-nm commercial process
  • Synthesizable digital baseband controller
  • Firmware-based implementation of the Bluetooth protocol stack (up to the HCI transport level) that can be committed to ROI
Key Features and Benefits
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR including:
    • Enhanced data rate
    • Superior adaptive frequency hopping
    • Secure simple pairing
    • Sniff subrating
    • Extended inquiry response
    • Encryption pause/resume
  • Firmware up to HCI
    • Patch area in RAM for firmware upgrades
  • Bluetooth radio in 130-nm CMOS technology
    • Bluetooth power class 2 (+6 dBm typical at chip)
    • High RF sensitivity (90 dBm @ 0.1% BER)
    • Dynamic control of output power
    • Class 1 prepared with control lines for external power amplifier
    • Small number of external components required
  • Highly configurable UART and PCM interfaces
  • WLAN coexistence interface
  • Advanced audio processing features for superior sound quality
  • Support for external 32-KHz clock for ultra low power modes

The BlueMoon 2.1 solution can be upgraded to support the Bluetooth 3.0 standard by modification of the BlueMoon firmware. Future roadmaps include support for Bluetooth low energy.

Figure 1: BlueMoon Block Diagram

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  • High-speed 3 and 4-wire UART (3.25 Mbaud)High-speed 3 and 4-wire UART (3.25 Mbaud)
  • Wake-up lines
  • Dual bi-directional PCM/I2S
  • I2C
  • Control lines for external power amplifier and switch for class 1 operation
  • Reference clock and low-power clock
  • GPIOs for key entries and LEDs
  • 3-wire WLAN coexistence interface
  • 50 Ω balanced antenna interface
BlueMoon 2.1 Development Kit

The BlueMoon Development Kit provides a complete platform for evaluation and development of software for BlueMoon IC’s and SoC’s built using BlueMoon IP. The kit includes:

  • HCI tool box software
  • 1 pair of evaluation boards
  • USB, UART, and PCM interfaces
  • Reference design
  • Documentation
  • Synthesizable VHDL source code for baseband controller
  • GDSII for Bluetooth radio
  • ANSI-C source code for Bluetooth firmware
  • Scripts for simulation and synthesis with common EDA tools
Additional Services
  • SoC integration services
  • Bluetooth radio porting to other processes and technology nodes
  • Firmware porting to other CPU architectures
  • Assistance in Bluetooth certification

For more information please contact us at info@ip-extreme.com