Bluetooth USB Adapter 4.0 Dual Mode Class 2 – LM506
The LM506 utilises a Broadcom IC and can be supplied with or without Widcomm Windows drivers, which support a wide-range of Bluetooth proﬁles such as: HFP, A2DP, OPP, FTP, DUN, PAN, SPP, HCRP, SYNC, BTLE etc. The adapter will plug-and-play with Windows’ own Bluetooth Stack when used with Windows XP, VISTA, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Bluetooth USB Adapter 4.0 Dual Mode Class 2 – LM506 Technical Overview
The LM506 is a ROM-based HCI adapter and as such requires a PC or external host running a compatible stack. LM Technologies has been able to reduce the overall footprint and package-size the LM506 Bluetooth 4.0 BLE USB adapter, achieving a small Form Factor of 19.5mm x 16.0mm x 8.1 mm. The Bluetooth 4.0 BLE USB Adapter will support a data rate of 3 Mbps in Bluetooth Classic EDR Mode and up to 250 Kbps in BLE Mode.
The Bluetooth 4.0 BLE USB adapter is a Class 2 adapter with a maximum distance of 110m in open space. The Bluetooth 4.0 BLE USB Adapter has an output of 6dbm, which exceeds the Class 2 requirements set forth in the Bluetooth SIG standards, which state that any device with an output above 4dBm is categorised as a Class 1 device.
Apple iBeacon Compliance
When paired with a compatible stack, such as BlueZ 5.X or StoneStreetOne’s Bluetopia, the LM506 offers compliance with the Apple iBeacon standard.
As an official Apple iBeacon and MFi partner, LM can provide additional value and advice on integration of its products (and its client’s products) with Apple iDevices and standards.
The Bluetooth 4.0 Dual-Mode Smart Ready (BLE) USB adapter is also offered as a Module with Tape and Reel Packaging and acts as a HCI Module. To accommodate this type of use LM has terminated the USB tracks as an SMT module. In module format, it offers a competitive price against any competition. As the device has components on both sides of the PCBA please ask LM for advice on how best to design in the Bluetooth 4.0 BLE USB adapter as an SMT Module.
Current certifications are FCC, R&TTE CE, ANATEL SIG and EMC Certifications.