6 months agoPosted by hensonar 25 points 1 reply
We are investigating the best way to add low cost BLE to an existing wearable design. The DA14531 SmartBond TINY™ Module provides the functionality we need, however will be too tall in add on top of the existing PCB.
My questions are as follows:
1. What is involved in replicating the modules functionality manually, onto an existing PCB? (adding passives, copying the trace antenna, etc)
2. Will this custom implementation require a tin shield over the components, like the TINY™ Module has? If not, what will be the implication of not including a shield?
3. Will there be additional certification required for use of DA14531 BLE as a wearable, in close proximity to human tissue?
Thanks in advance for your consideration to these questions. We are very close to including this chip into our next generation design, providing these above issues above can be addressed.
Look forward to hearing from you.