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Panasonic Debuts New Series Of Smart Phone-Compatible Bluetooth® RF Modules


01/18/2012

SECAUCUS, NJ (January 18, 2012) -  Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America, the advanced industrial components and electronic devices sales division of Panasonic Corporation of North America and a leader in Wireless Bluetooth Technology, announced the launch of its new PAN1321i Series of Bluetooth RF Modules.  The PAN1321i Series is compatible with Apple devices such as the iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® as well as Android, smart phones and most Bluetooth-enabled devices.1 
 
The PAN1321i Series is a comprehensive Bluetooth system solution, with an integrated controller, GPIO, AT Command Set Application Program Interface (API), antenna, Bluetooth transceiver, SPP Profile, FCC and IC certifications and Bluetooth end product listing.   The new Series is qualified to the Bluetooth 2.0 standard and delivers a highly integrated, cost engineered solution for Bluetooth applications using Serial Port Profile (SPP). The PAN1321i Series interfaces with the Apple authentication coprocessor and supports iPod Accessory Protocol (iAP) to enable Bluetooth Serial Port data communication2 with Bluetooth-enabled Apple devices. 
 
Using Panasonic's "tiny footprint" technology, which incorporates a Surface Mount Device (SMD) and Land Grid Array (LGA) package, the PAN1321i Series measures just 15.6 mm by 8.7 mm. A fully shielded case protects the transceiver from nearby RF emitters, simplifying PCB layout. 
 
Ideal for applications migrating from USB or RS232 to wireless, the integrated Bluetooth SPP is easily accessed using a simple AT command set. Evaluation and Development Kits are available.   
 
"In a world which has become increasingly dependent upon the use of integrated portable devices, the debut of our PAN1321i Series of Bluetooth RF Modules represents a significant benefit to manufacturers looking to create products that work efficiently and wirelessly with products including iPads, iPhones and the ever-expanding offerings in Android and smart phones," said Jeff Howell, President, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America. "Panasonic's strong background in RF Module technology has enabled us to develop a solution to meet the needs of a wide range of electronic device manufacturers."
 
For more information on Panasonic RF Modules, visit  www.panasonic.com/rfmodules.

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