Ultra-compact NINA-B2 Bluetooth stand-alone module features strong security for the Industrial IoT
Thalwil, Switzerland – April 17, 2018 – u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies, has announced the new NINA-B2 dual-mode Bluetooth® 4.2 stand-alone module, ( https://www.u-blox.com/en/
NINA-B2’s built-in secure boot guarantees that the software is authenticated by u-blox and has therefore not been tampered with. This provides a secure operating environment for the Bluetooth module.
“As the IoT progresses and Bluetooth is a key wireless technology, security and backwards-compatibility remain key challenges,” says Stefan Berggren, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Product Center Short Range Radio at u-blox. “NINA-B2 provides top-grade security through its unique secure boot operating environment. As it is equipped with dual-mode Bluetooth capability, it can simultaneously manage Bluetooth low energy and Bluetooth BR/EDR connections, making it ideal to connect to legacy devices.”
NINA-B2 is very compact, at 10 x 10.6 x 2.2mm (without antenna) and 10 x 14 x 3.8mm (with antenna). Most of the Bluetooth modules at this scale are single-mode Bluetooth low energy or Bluetooth BR/EDR devices. NINA-B2’s size makes it an easy fit in any IoT device. It is also pin-compatible with the u-blox NINA family, ( https://www.u-blox.com/en/
Apart from industrial automation such as machine control devices, industrial terminals and products for remote control, possible applications also include wireless-connected and configurable equipment, point of sale, telematics, and health devices.
NINA-B2 should go into production in summer 2018.