LM506 Bluetooth 4.0 Dual-Mode Smart Ready (BLE) USB Adapter
The LM506 Bluetooth 4.0 Dual-Mode Smart Ready (BLE) USB Adapter combines Classic Bluetooth 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0 EDR standards along with the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) SMART standard, enabling the adapter to communicate with both traditional Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) SMART-enabled devices.
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.
LM506 Bluetooth 4.0 Dual-Mode Smart Ready (BLE) USB Adapter 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 1 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 1 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.
|506-0508||BT4.0 Class 1 USB Adapter Broadcom Nano + Widcomm Software Retail|
|506-0502||BT4.0 Class 1 USB Adapter Broadcom Nano - Adapter Only|
|LM506 Bluetooth 4.0 Dual-Mode Smart-Ready (BLE) USB Adapter|
|Power Classification||Class 1|
|Adapter Type||USB Adapter|
|Bluetooth Specification||Core 4.0 backward compatible with BT3.0/BT2.1 and BT2.0 + EDR|
|Frequency||2402 – 2480 MHz ISM Band|
|Modulation Method||GFSK for 1 Mbps, π/4-DQPSK for 2 Mbps, 8-DPSK for 3 Mbps|
|Spread Spectrum||FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum)|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to +60°C|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to +70°C|
|Data Transfer Rates (Max)||3 Mbps enhanced data rate, 250 Kbps Low Energy mode data rate|
|Range||Maximum 110 m in open space|
|Tx Power||Class 1 (+8 dBm)|
|Input Voltage||DC 5V (via USB port)|
|Rx Sensitivity||< -82 dBm at <0.1 % BER|
|LED Indicator||Power/Active (BLUE)|
|OS Support||Windows XP/VISTA/7/8, Linux (Bluez 4.98 and above)|
|Default Firmware||Broadcom HCI ROM Firmware|
|Software||Downloadable Widcomm v126.96.36.1990 for Windows VISTA/7, Widcomm v188.8.131.5200 for Windows XP|
|Size||19.47(L) x 16(W) x 8.1(H) mm|
|Bluetooth Profile||GAP,SPP,HSP, HFP, DUN, FTP, FAX, PAN, LAN, HID, SYNC, HCRP, A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, GOEP, SDAP, OPP, Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth Proximity Profile|
|Certification||CE, FCC, RoHS|
|Certification||LM506 Bluetooth SIG Certificate|
|LM506 FCC Certificate - Bluetooth 2.1+EDR|
|LM506 FCC Certificate - Bluetooth 4.0 BLE|
|LM506 CE R&TTE Certificate|
|LM506 BQB Certificate|
|Drivers||Windows Driver for Windows XP|
|Windows Driver for Windows VISTA 64bit|
|Windows Driver for Windows VISTA 32bit|
|Windows Driver for Windows 7/8 64bit|
|Windows Driver for Windows 7/8 32bit|
|Widcomm Driver for Windows XP, VISTA, 7|
|Quick Start Guide||LM506 Quick Start Guide|
|User Manual||LM506 Widcomm User Manual for Win XP|
|LM506 Widcomm User Manual for Win VISTA/7|