Bluetooth 5 Long Range Mode


A big advantage of long-range modes is that there’s no increase in power consumption. By using coded physical layers (PHYs), receiver sensitivity improves while maintaining the same transmit (TX) and receive (RX) current as Bluetooth 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2. Bluetooth 5 uses forward error correction (FEC) to expand the payload data bits 1-to-2 or 1-to-4 at data rates of 500 kb/s or 125 kb/s, respectively. The receiver can now more readily distinguish between a signal and noise.

The Fusion series already supports the Bluetooth 5 long range technology.