Intel is a leading supplier of Bluetooth* solutions, offering a product portfolio from mobile phones to automotive, industrial, and medical applications.
We offer single-chip semiconductor solutions as well as system modules and integrated IP-block solutions to enable increased flexibility and optimization.
The Intel® BlueMoon™ architecture is now in its sixth generation and offers a well-proven functionality and performance. Intel BlueMoon products offer superior RF performance along with innovative software solutions for high quality operation. The Intel BlueMoon product family has been designed for voice quality and high-performance data transmissions with reduced requirements on the host processor.
Our single solutions are small and cost-effective, targeting mobile phones, automotive, industrial, and medical applications. Intel’s module solutions are Bluetooth qualified, offering an accelerated time to market and lower initial investments.
Intel is one of the seven promoters of the Bluetooth SIG and has participated in Bluetooth standardization since the start of Bluetooth.
Bluetooth* is the unchallenged technology for voice connections. Additionally, it enables easy connections to other Bluetooth enabled devices for data exchange. Some examples are address book synchronization with PC and streaming music to or from other devices.
The latest advances in Bluetooth EDR make extreme data rates possible. It moves data up to three times faster than with previous Bluetooth solutions, using less power and increasing battery life on mobile devices.
By using a pure digital CMOS approach and ensuring excellent RF performance, Intel BlueMoon products such as Chipsets and IP Block solutions provide the technology to make wireless personal area networking a reality. Intel BlueMoon PMB 8763 single-chip radio solutions provide a cost-effective platform for handset manufacturers. The Intel BlueMoon PMB 8763 single-chip radio ICs are ROM-based Host Controller Interface (HCI) devices ideal for the small size, low cost and high performance solutions required in cellular phones and PDAs.
Intel BlueMoon products such as Chipsets and IP Block solutions provide proven on-chip power management, superior Bluetooth performance, and robust and flexible co-existence interface to be able to achieve optimized solutions with other radios (Cellular, WLAN, GPS etc.). Intel® Bluetooth® technology and third-party Bluetooth stack are integrated options in several Intel® cellular platforms. A wide selection of profiles is available, including advanced audio profiles.
Cellular connectivity becomes more and more a standard functionality in car infotainment systems. The Bluetooth* hands-free function is the perfect solution for a safe and easy use of your cellular phone in the car. The higher bandwith offered with Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth technology also supports multi-profile user scenarios involving streaming MP3 music and stereophonic headset applications.
Intel is one of the leading semiconductor suppliers in the automotive market. We have been providing our Intel® BlueMoon™ products to automotive customers for over 10 years. Our product offering is based on single chip solutions and complemented with module products.
Our product strategy for our automotive product offerings is to select proven products in volume production in our consumer segment and adopt them for release in the automotive segment. This adoption process includes important requirements like temperature range, AEC Q100 qualification, packaging options, and securing a long-term production setup.
Selected Intel BlueMoon products offer a specific setup to satisfy your requirements for automotive applications, with an emphasis on proven product concepts, quality requirements, long-term availability, and high audio quality.
Industrial and medical
In the industrial and medical area, there is a substantial interest in low-cost fully integrated Bluetooth* solutions with high quality and long life time. Main applications in these markets are wireless data connections to a cellular phone, a PDA, or a PC device. In order to meet this requirement, Intel has released a set of specialized products for data communication applications.
Intel® BlueMoon™ technology provides easy-to-use complete system products with fully integrated Bluetooth protocol stack and profiles for data transfer applications. Intel BlueMoon technology supports the Serial Port Profile, Human Interface Devices Profile, and RFCOMM protocol.
Ideal for the industrial and medical industries, we offer a flexible Bluetooth platform suitable for designers with no deeper knowledge in the Bluetooth technology. Our main focus is to simplify the SW interfaces by using a standardized AT-command interface. Other important focuses are requirements like temperature range, quality, and packaging options, as well as long-term availability.
These products are available as IC as well as Module, which enables cost optimization dependent on volume, R&D effort, and production setup. Shifting from Module to IC is possible without any SW changes on host processor.
|Intel® BlueMoon™ PMB 8763 V2||Intel® BlueMoon™ PMB 8763 V3||Intel® BlueMoon™ PMB 8753/2||Intel® PBA 31308||Intel® PBA 31308/2|
|Proven Bluetooth* EDR solution in 0.13µ CMOS technology||x||x||x|
|Large HW Data Buffers integrated to ensure high throughput||x||x|
|Standard compliance||BT 1.2, 2.0 & 2.1 + EDR||BT 3.0 + EDR||BT 1.2, 2.0 + EDR||BT 1.2 and 2.0 + EDR|
|AEC Q100 qualified|
|Temperature range -40°C to +85°C|
|Packet loss concealment for superior voice quality||x||x|
|A three-wire WLAN-coexistence interface, configurable via HCI||x||x|
|Easy to design in||x||x|
|Support for both leaded and non-leaded customer soldering processes||x||x|
|Can be routed out on a two-layer board||x||x|
|Qualifications||BT||FCC, CE and IC ; Fully qualified. FCC and R&TTE Pre-qualified||BT qualified, FCC and R&TTE Pre-qualified|
|Integrated Bluetooth* protocol stack, SPP profile and AT command interface||x||x|
|Supports direct connect to battery||x||x|
Software and support
The Bluetooth* Partner Program
The Bluetooth Partner Program recommends software stack suppliers that have showed good functionality with Intel® Bluetooth® products. These software stack suppliers have implemented Intel's specific requirements and may offer optional support for specific features exclusive to Intel® products. Demo software available from some stack suppliers may be provided in development kits. For more information on software stacks and specific Intel features supported, please contact the software stack supplier directly.
Product selection guide
To help you select the best product solution for your needs, we offer a product selection guide that contains a short product overview and answers common questions, such as the difference between HCI and Embedded SW products, the advantages and disadvantages of an IC design as compared to a module design, or how to obtain qualification and certification.
For more information, please contact your local sales office or distributor.