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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.


PAN1321i Bluetooth RF Modules

Product Performance

Supports iPod Accessory Protocol (iAP)

Supported Profiles: RFCOMM, SPP device A and B

Complete Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR solution

Dimensions: 15.6 x 8.7 x 2.8 mm3

Ultra low power design

Certifications: Bluetooth, FCC, CE and IC

No external components needed

Operating Temperature Range: -40ºC to +85ºC

On-module voltage regulator. External supply 2.7-3.6V

Integrates ARM7TDMI, RAM and patchable 256k EEPROM (for device configuration data and application)

Based upon Infineon’s PMB8753/2

Reference clock included

Low power clock from internal oscillator or external low power clock


PAN1321i Bluetooth RF Modules

Technical Specifications

Parameter                                            Value                       Condition / Notes

Receiver Sensitivity (BER=10-3)             -86 dBm             Ideal signal

Output Power                                        +3 dBm                    @ 50 Ohm antenna pin

Power Supply                                       2.7 - 3.6 V                Single operation voltage

Ultra Low Power Scan                            80 uA                     T = 25°C

ACL (Transmit 3-DH1)                            40 mA                   Enhanced Data Rate, 531.2 kb/s (3)

ACL (Receive 3-DH1)                             37 mA                   Enhanced Data Rate, 531.2 kb/s (3)

Operating Temperature Range             -40°C to + 85°C



1 - Connectivity requires that devices support Bluetooth Serial Port Profile.

2 - Apple authentication coprocessor and MFI certification is required.

3 - Figure indicates maximum possible data rate with this packet type. Total throughput depends on application and interface setting.


Apple, iPod, iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.  Android is trademark of Google Inc.


The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth  SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corpora­tion of North America is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.


About Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America (formerly Panasonic Industrial Company of America) is the advanced industrial components and electronic devices sales division of Panasonic Corporation of North America -- the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R & D operations.


Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company provides cutting-edge components that power a diverse range of devices, electronics components, optical drives, semiconductors, card readers, and mechanical devices including compressors and motors used by millions of people each day. The Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company website (www.panasonic.com/industrial) is designed to provide design engineers and technical specifiers with a one-stop resource for researching, identifying, locating and purchasing Panasonic’s diverse range of Electronics Components.

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Panasonic Editorial Contact:

Chris De Maria, Panasonic             201-348-7182       Christopher.DeMaria@us.panasonic.com

Panasonic Business Contact:

Sandra Jaouen, Panasonic            201-392-6157       Sandy.Jaouen@us.panasonic.com


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