The Top 10 Bluetooth Components

June 15, 2017larissa

Ever wonder which Bluetooth processors and modules are most designed-in to products? We took a look at the most designed-in Bluetooth components based on our download data at SnapEDA, which provides free symbols & footprints for millions of electronic components.

Note: This data is gathered based on the most downloaded parts on SnapEDA over the past few years. If a part isn’t yet available, then it may be missing from this list. For example, one notable omission here is the ESP8266 which is one of the most searched terms in our search engine. We’ll be updating this list periodically to account for any such cases!

 Here is the countdown of the top 10 Bluetooth components on SnapEDA!

 

#10 –  NRF1822-QFAA-R Nordic Semiconductor

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Multiprotocol Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy/2.4 Ghz Rf Soc

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $3.81 USD

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#9 –  RN42-I/R2 by Microchip

Bluetooth 2.1 class 2 surface mount module with built in antenna

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $16.71 USD

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 #8 – CYBLE-022001-00 by Cypress

 

CYBLE-022001-00 Series 1 Mbps 16.4 mA EZ-BLE  PRoC Bluetooth Module

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $11.05 USD

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#7 – CC2650MODAMOHR by Texas Instruments 

SimpleLink™ Bluetooth® low energy Wireless MCU Module 29-QFM -40 to 85

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $8.59 USD

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#6- W30085 by Pulse 

Bluetooth/WLAN/WiFi Ceramic Chip Antenna 3-Pin SMD

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $0.94  USD

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#5- NRF51822-QFAA-T  by Nordic 

Ble / 2.4ghz Rf Soc 48-Pin 6x6mm Qfn Wit

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $2.88 USD

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#4- NRF52832-CIAA-R   by Nordic

Multi Protocal Bluetooth Smart ANT 2.4GHz RF SoC (WL-CSP)

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $3.90 USD

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#3-RN52-I/RM   by Microchip 

Bluetooth 3.0 class 2 surface mount audio module with PCB trace antenna.

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $20.23 USD

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#2-BGM121A256V1  by Silicon Labs

BGM121 Bluetooth SIP Module, 8 dBm TX with antenna. Tray.

Average price across distributors at time of publish:  $10.07 USD

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 And the top bluetooth solution on SnapEDA is…

#1- NRF52832-QFAA-R by Nordic

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $3.94 USD

IC RF TxRx + MCU Bluetooth, General ISM > 1GHz ANT, Bluetooth v4.1 2.4GHz 48-VFQFN Exposed Pad

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If you still need help choosing the best Bluetooth solution for your design, read our interview on How to Pick a Bluetooth Module.

Comments (8)

  • 3293

    Les Hughson

    June 19, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    No 1 seems to be messed up. It says it is a Silicon Labs part but the link is to a Nordic part. Which is it supposed to be?

    1. 3295

      natasha

      June 21, 2017 at 1:14 am

      Hi Les, thanks a lot for flagging this. You are correct that there was an error there and we have since updated it. Thanks again!

  • 3294

    Anonymous

    June 20, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    “#1- NRF52832-QFAA-R By Silicon Labs” – shouldn’t this be from Nordic?

    1. 3296

      natasha

      June 21, 2017 at 1:14 am

      Yes, you are correct. Just fixed it, thanks for reporting it!

  • 3297

    Don Stratton

    June 21, 2017 at 5:08 am

    I’m rather surprised the Espressif chips weren’t included, particularly the newer ESP32 which has two ARM cores (one for apps and one for the radio) and also has WiFi. Considering how many people have used the ESP8266 BT chip the omission of Espressif in this rundown is unfortunate.

    1. 3298

      natasha

      June 21, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      Hi Don, that’s a wonderful observation and you’re absolutely correct. ESP8266 would probably be #1 if we had it available on SnapEDA, which we don’t yet unfortunately. It is one of the most searched terms in our search engine. I’ll update the blog post to explain this omission, and thanks for mentioning it!

    2. 3304

      Roland

      July 8, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Oops no ARM cores in ESP’s, but Tensilica Xtensa LX6 core in the ESP32. Also the ESP8266 is a Wi-Fi version… And there are a lot of others from Silabs and Dialog that are not mentioned…

      1. 3305

        natasha

        July 9, 2017 at 9:49 pm

        Hi Roland, this is most likely because they are not yet available in our database or were added more recently. We’ll be updating this list periodically as we add new parts from these vendors to SnapEDA, etc.

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