TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. announced the launch of the new Bluetooth® 5 compatible wireless communications module, the EYSKDNZWB (9.6×12.9×1.4 mm). This product is best suited for outdoor-use security devices, IoT devices used in large factories, and IoT-related devices that require long-distance communications capability such as physical distribution terminals.
The new EYSKDNZWB can support a communication range that is three times as long as the existing EYSKBNZWB (15.4×10.0×2.0 mm), which supports the long-range function newly added in Bluetooth® 5, by combining Taiyo Yuden’s proprietary advanced antenna technology, small-devices design technique, and high-density design technique. This product will contribute to expanding communication range with the benefit of Bluetooth® 5 low power consumption, which will allow IoT devices to be implemented in sensor networks in large areas such as factories
Mass production of the new EYSKDNZWB will commence in November 2019, with a sample price of 3,000 yen per unit. Its target applications are IoT devices used in large factories, and IoT-related devices that are required to be capable of long-distance communications such as physical distribution terminals.