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BT8C-A Module Datasheet

Last Updated on : 2022-10-17 01:51:03download

BT8C-A is a low-power embedded Bluetooth module that Tuya has developed. It consists of a highly integrated Bluetooth chip (TLSR8250F512AT32), a few peripheral circuits, an embedded Bluetooth network communication protocol stack, and varied library functions.

Overview

BT8C-A contains a low-power 32-bit MCU, a Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) 5.0/2.4-G radio, 512-KB flash memory, 48-KB static random-access memory (SRAM), and 3 reusable IO ports.

Features

  • Embedded low-power 32-bit MCU, which can also function as an application processor
    • The maximum clock rate: 48 MHz
  • Working voltage: 1.8 to 3.6 V. If the voltage is between 1.8 and 2.7 V, the module can start, but the optimal RF performance cannot be ensured. If the voltage is between 2.8 and 3.6 V, the overall performance of the module is normal.
  • Peripheral: 3xPWM
  • Bluetooth RF features
    • Bluetooth 4.2/5.0
    • The RF data rate can be up to 2 Mbps
    • TX power: +10 dBm
    • RX sensitivity: -93 dBm@Bluetooth 1 Mbps
  • Embedded hardware AES encryption
  • External antenna
  • Working temperature: -40 to +105℃

Applications

  • Smart LED
  • Smart home
  • Smart low-power sensor

Module interfaces

Dimensions and footprint

BT8C-A has six pins on the front and back for plug-in assembly.

The BT8C-A dimensions are 8.50±0.35 mm (W)×12.7±0.35 mm (L) ×3.0±0.15 mm (H). The thickness of the PCB is 1.0±0.1 mm. The layout is shown below:

BT8C-A Module Datasheet
BT8C-A Module Datasheet

Pin definition

The definition of interface pins is shown in the following table:

Serial Number Symbol IO type Function
1 ANT I/O RF signal input/output port, which corresponds to ANT of IC
2 GND P Power supply reference ground
3 C3 I/O A common IO interface, which can be PWM output to drive LED and corresponds to TL_C3 of IC
4 B5 I/O A common IO interface, which can be PWM output to drive LED and corresponds to TL_B5 of IC
5 C2 I/O A common IO interface, which can be PWM output to drive LED and corresponds to TL_C2 of IC
6 3.3 V P Power supply pin

Note:

  • P indicates power supply pins and I/O indicates input/output pins.
  • If you have specific requirements on the light color controlled by PWM output, please contact the business personnel of Tuya.

Electrical parameters

Absolute electrical parameters

Parameter Description Minimum value Maximum value Unit
Ts Storage temperature -65 150
VCC Power supply voltage -0.3 3.9 V
Static electricity discharge voltage (human body model) TAMB-25℃ - 2 KV
Static electricity voltage (machine model) TAMB-25℃ - 0.5 KV

Working conditions

Parameter Description Minimum value Typical value Maximum value Unit
Ta Working temperature -40 - 105
VCC Working voltage 2.8 3.3 3.6 V
VIL IO low level input VSS - VCC*0.3 V
VIH IO high level input VCC*0.7 - VCC V
VOL IO low level output VSS - VCC*0.1 V
VOH IO high level output VCC*0.9 - VCC V

Power consumption in working mode

Symbol Conditions Maximum value (Typical value) Unit
Itx Constantly transmit, output power of 10.5 dBm 23 mA
Irx Constantly receive 6.3 mA
IDC Average value under Mesh networking 6.6 mA
IDC Peak value under Mesh networking 24.9 mA
Ideepsleep1 Deep sleep mode (reserve16 KB RAM) 1.2 μA
Ideepsleep2 Deep sleep mode (not reserve RAM) 0.4 μA

RF parameters

Basic RF features

Parameter Description
Working frequency 2.4 GHz ISM band
Wireless standard Bluetooth 4.2/5.0
Data transmission rate 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps
Antenna type External antenna

RF output power

Parameter Minimum value Typical value Maximum value Unit
Average RF output power -22 10 10.5 dBm
20 dB modulation signal bandwidth (1M) - 2500 - KHz
20 dB modulation signal bandwidth (2M) - 1400 - KHz

RF receiving sensitivity

Parameter Minimum value Typical value Maximum value Unit
RX sensitivity 1 Mbps - -93 - dBm
RX sensitivity 2 Mbps - -90 - dBm
Frequency offset error 1 Mbps -250 - +300 KHz
Frequency offset error 2 Mbps -300 - +200 KHz
Co-channel interference suppression - -10 - dB

Antenna

Antenna type

BT8C-A uses an external monopole sub-antenna. Specific gains and dimensions can be customized according to a customer’s needs.

Antenna interference reduction

To ensure optimal RF performance, it is recommended that the antenna be at least 15 mm away from other metal parts. If metal materials are wrapped around the antenna in the environment, the wireless signal will be greatly attenuated and the RF performance will deteriorate. When designing the finished product, pay attention to leave enough space for the antenna area.

Packaging information and production instructions

When designing the finished product, pay attention to leave enough space for the antenna area.

BT8C-A Module Datasheet

Note: The default outline dimension tolerance is ±0.35 mm, and the critical dimension tolerance is ±0.1 mm. If you have specific requirements on dimensions, make them clear in the datasheet after communication.

Production instructions

  1. For the Tuya in-line module, wave soldering is most preferred and manual soldering is less preferred. After being unpacked, the module must be soldered within 24 hours. Otherwise, it must be put into the drying cupboard where the RH is not greater than 10%; or it needs to be packaged under vacuum again and record the exposure time (the total exposure time cannot exceed 168 hours).
  2. Wave soldering devices and materials:
    • Wave soldering equipment
    • Wave soldering fixture
    • Constant-temperature soldering iron
    • Tin bar, tin wire, and flux
    • Thermal profiler
  3. Baking devices:
    • Cabinet oven
    • Anti-electrostatic and heat-resistant trays
    • Anti-electrostatic and heat-resistant gloves
  4. The module needs to be baked in the following cases:
    • The packaging bag is damaged before unpacking.
    • There is no humidity indicator card (HIC) in the packaging bag.
    • After unpacking, circles of 10% and above on the HIC become pink.
    • The total exposure time has lasted for over 168 hours since unpacking.
    • More than 12 months have passed since the sealing of the bag.
  5. Baking settings:
    • Temperature: 40°C and ≤ 5% RH for reel package and 125°C and ≤5% RH for tray package (please use the heat-resistant tray rather than a plastic container).
    • Time: 168 hours for reel package and 12 hours for tray package.
    • Alarm temperature: 50°C for reel package and 135°C for tray package.
    • Production-ready temperature after natural cooling: < 36°C.
    • Re-baking situation: If a module remains unused for over 168 hours after being baked, it needs to be baked again.
    • If a batch of modules is not baked within 168 hours, do not use wave soldering to solder them. Because these modules are Level-3 moisture-sensitive devices, they are very likely to get damp when exposed beyond the allowable time. In this case, if they are soldered at high temperatures, it may result in device failure or poor soldering.
  6. In the whole production process, take electrostatic discharge (ESD) protective measures.
  7. To guarantee the quality of products, you must pay attention to the following items: The amount of soldering flux, the height of the wave peak, whether the tin slag and copper content in the wave soldering tank exceed standards, whether the window and thickness of the wave soldering fixture are appropriate, and whether the wave soldering oven temperature curve is appropriate.

Recommended oven temperature curve and temperature

Set oven temperatures according to the following temperature curve of wave soldering. The peak temperature is 260°C±5°C.

BT8C-A Module Datasheet

Recommended soldering temperature:

Suggestions on oven temperature curve of wave soldering Suggestions on manual soldering temperature
Preheat temperature 80 to 130 °C Soldering temperature 360±20°C
Preheat time 75 to 100s Soldering time <3s/point
Peak contact time 3 to 5s NA NA
Temperature of tin cylinder 260±5°C NA NA
Ramp-up slope ≤2°C/s NA NA
Ramp-down slope ≤6°C/s NA NA

Storage conditions

Storage conditions for a delivered module:

  • The moisture-proof bag is placed in an environment where the temperature is below 40°C and the relative humidity is lower than 90%.

  • The shelf life of a dry-packaged product is 12 months from the date when the product is packaged and sealed.

  • There is a humidity indicator card (HIC) in the packaging bag.

    BT8C-A Module Datasheet

    BT8C-A Module Datasheet

MOQ and packaging information

Product Number MOQ (pcs) Shipping packaging method The number of modules per reel The number of reels per carton
BT8C-A 5600 Tape reel 1400 4

Appendix: Statement

FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this device.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Note: This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, according to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used following the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the device and receiver.
  • Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Radiation Exposure Statement

This device complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled rolled environment. This device should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20cm between the radiator and your body.

Important Note

This radio module must not be installed to co-locate and operate simultaneously with other radios in the host system except following FCC multi-transmitter product procedures. Additional testing and device authorization may be required to operate simultaneously with other radios.

The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end-user.

The host product manufacturer is responsible for compliance with any other FCC rules that apply to the host not covered by the modular transmitter grant of certification. The final host product still requires Part 15 Subpart B compliance testing with the modular transmitter installed.

The end-user manual shall include all required regulatory information/warnings as shown in this manual, including “This product must be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm between the radiator and user body”.

This device has got an FCC ID: 2ANDL-BT8C-A. The end product must be labeled in a visible area with the following: “Contains Transmitter Module FCC ID: 2ANDL-BT8C-A”.

This device is intended only for OEM integrators under the following conditions:

The antenna must be installed such that 20cm is maintained between the antenna and users, and the transmitter module may not be co-located with any other transmitter or antenna.

As long as the 2 conditions above are met, further transmitter tests will not be required. However, the OEM integrator is still responsible for testing their end-product for any additional compliance requirements required with this module installed.

Declaration of Conformity European Notice

BT8C-A Module Datasheet

Hereby, Hangzhou Tuya Information Technology Co., Ltd declares that this module product is in compliance with essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 2014/53/EU,2011/65/EU. A copy of the Declaration of conformity can be found at https://www.tuya.com.

BT8C-A Module Datasheet

This product must not be disposed of as normal household waste, in accordance with the EU directive for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE-2012/19/EU). Instead, it should be disposed of by returning it to the point of sale, or to a municipal recycling collection point.

The device could be used with a separation distance of 20cm from the human body.