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The BLE113 is a Bluetooth Smart module targeted for small and low-power sensors and accessories. It integrates all features required for a Bluetooth Smart application, including Bluetooth radio, software stack, and GATT-based profiles. The BLE113 Bluetooth Smart module can also host end-user applications, which means no external micro controller is required in size or price constrained devices. Moreover, it has flexible hardware interfaces to connect to different peripherals and sensors and can be powered directly from a standard 3V coin cell battery or a pair of AAA batteries.

In the lowest power sleep mode it merely consumes 500 nA and will wake up within a few hundred microseconds.

The BLE113 Bluetooth Smart module consumer approximately 30% less power and is smaller than the BLE112 Bluetooth Smart Module.

Key Benefits

  • Fully integrated Bluetooth Smart solution
    • Integrated Bluetooth Radio, micro controller and software stack
    • Fast time-to-market
    • Low development risks
  • Application hosting capabilities
    • All application code can be executed on the BLE113
    • No need for external micro controller
    • Lower cost and smaller size
  • Bluetooth, CE, FCC, IC, Japan, and South Korea qualified
    • Proven interoperability
    • Minimal qualification costs
  • Flash-based
    • Firmware is field upgradeable
    • Application data can be stored on the flash
    • Settings can be stored on the flash
  • Good radio performance
    • Long range and robust connections
    • Software programmable TX power

Specifications

Radio features:

  • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy radio
  • Transmit power: +0 dBm
  • Receiver sensitivity: -93 dBm
  • Integrated antenna
  • TX peak current: 18.2 mA
  • TX peak current: 18.2 mA (with DC/DC)
  • RX peak current: 14.3 mA
  • Sleep mode current: 0.4uA

Bluetooth features:

  • Bluetooth Smart (low energy) support
  • L2CAP, ATT, GATT, GAP and Security Manager
  • Bluetooth Smart profiles
  • Client and master mode 
  • Up to 8 connections in master mode
  • 100kbps+ throughput
  • Over-the-Air firmware upgrade

Hardware features:

  • UART host interface
  • SPI, I2C, PWM, UART, GPIO peripheral interfaces
  • 12-bit ADCs
  • Temperature range: -40°C to +85°C
  • Dimensions: 15.75 x 9.15 x 2.1 mm
  • Power supply: 2.0 - 3.6V

MCU features:

  • 8051 microcontroller
  • 8kB RAM 
  • 128kB or 256kB Flash

Software features:

  • Embedded Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart Stack
  • BGAPITM host protocol
  • Bluegiga BGScriptTM programming for standalone applications
  • Standalone applications can be created with ANSI C and IAR Embedded Workbench SDK
  • Bluegiga Profile ToolkitTM for developing Bluetooth Smart profiles

Qualifications:

  • Bluetooth
  • CE
  • FCC
  • IC
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Documentation and Software

Download data sheets, SDKs / software releases, app notes, example applications, reference designs training material, user guides, reference designs, videos and more. Download our side-by-side product comparison guide.

Presentations

BLE113 Product Presentation 753.50 KB
Bluetooth Smart Software v.1.3 Presentation 667.19 KB
Bluetooth Smart Software v.1.2 Presentation 350.18 KB

Training Material

Bluetooth Smart Technology Presentation 629.42 KB
Developing Accessories with Bluetooth Smart 1.26 MB
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Regulatory Certifications 1012.29 KB
Developing Long Range Bluetooth Smart Devices 1.12 MB
Bluetooth End Product Listing (EPL) Guide 595.79 KB

Data Sheets

BLE113 Data Sheet 827.68 KB
BLE113 Development Kit v.2.0 Data Sheet 929.11 KB
Chip Antenna Data Sheet 377.08 KB

User Guides

Bluetooth Smart Module Configuration Guide 145.89 KB
Bluetooth Smart Profile Development Kit Developer Guide (GATT services) 150.78 KB
Bluetooth Smart Software v.1.3 API Reference 1.40 MB
Bluetooth Smart BGScript Developer Guide 218.87 KB
Bluetooth Smart Software v.1.2.2 API Reference 1.31 MB
BLEGUI Application User Guide 1.58 MB

Application Notes

Application Note: Bluetooth Smart Range Measurements 1.04 MB
Application Note : Developing your 1st Bluetooth Smart Application 1.72 MB
Application Note : Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor 1.73 MB
Application Note : Bluetooth Smart Cable Replacement 1.41 MB
Application Note : Bluetooth Smart Glucose Monitor 1.88 MB
Application Note : Implementing OTA Firmware Upgrade 1.15 MB

Software Releases

Bluetooth Smart Software Release Notes 81.77 KB
Bluetooth Smart Software and SDK v.1.3.2 24.35 MB
Bluetooth Smart Software and SDK v.1.3.1 24.35 MB
Bluetooth Smart Software and SDK v.1.2.2 20.93 MB

Example Applications

Bluetooth Smart Software: Example Applications, Configurations and Demos 2.30 MB
BLE Cable Replacement and Heart Rate demo App for Apple iOS (source code) 852.32 KB
BLE Android demo App (.apk file) 498.47 KB
BLE Android demo App (source code) 798.41 KB
Application Accelerator Toolkit (iOS, Andorid and Win8) Example Apps

PC Tools

Battery Life Time Estimation Tool
BGScript Syntax Highlighting for Notepad++ 8.75 KB
BLE Update Tool v1.0.6 (works with WinXP) 7.90 MB
Notepad++ Text Editor

Reference Designs

DKBLE Main Board Design Files 591.99 KB
DKBLE Carrier Board Design Files 424.59 KB
BLE113 Development Kit Schematics 49.73 KB
BLE113 Development Kit v.2.0 Design Material 1.07 MB
BLE113 PADS Decals 1.65 KB

Qualifications

BLE113 Qualified Design Listing Details
Bluetooth Smart Software Qualified Design Listing Details
BLE113 CE Reports and DoC 791.10 KB
BLE113 FCC Report and Grant 1.30 MB
BLE113 Industry Canada Certificate 296.38 KB
BLE113 Japan Test Report and Certificate 1.97 MB
BLE113 KCC Report and Certificate 1.31 MB
Safety Investigation Report 148.23 KB
REACH Statement 30.82 KB
RoHS II Compliance Statement 33.35 KB

The Bluetooth Smart Development Kit provides the proper environment for developing and prototyping Bluetooth Smart applications. The kit contains a ready-to-use hardware platform and a Bluetooth Smart Software Development Kit including all the neccessary documentation and PC tools.

DKBLE Development Kit Contents:

  • The DKBLE evaluation board contains:
    • UART-to-USB converter
    • 3 software programmable buttons
    • Display (SPI)
    • 3-axis accelerometer
    • Altimeter
    • Potentimeter
    • IO headers
    • CR2032 battery holder
    • TPS62730 DC/DC converter
    • Debug interface + on-board CC debugger
    • External SPI flash (for OTA updates)
  • BLE121LR, BLE113-A, BLE113-A-M256K and BLE112 carrier boards
  • BLED112 USB dongle
  • USB cable
  • Documentation

Bluetooth Smart SDK:

  • Bluegiga's Bluetooth Smart Software includes:
    • A full Bluetooth Smart stack with L2CAP, ATT, GATT, and Security Manager
    • BGAPITM binary protocol for applications with separate host (MCU)
    • BGScriptTM scripting language for standalone applications
    • Profile ToolkitTM for Bluetooth low energy profile development
  • The Bluetooth Smart SDK contains:
    • BGAPI and BGScript documentation
    • BGLib host library, which implements BGAPI protocol (ANSI C)
    • BGScript compiler 
    • BGScript and BGAPI example applications
    • iOS and Android example application
    • Application notes

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