Coming Soon: New Bluetooth Low Energy module provides strong set of security protection features

Highly integrated PAN1783 wireless module from Panasonic guards the integrity of code, data and privacy with cryptographic hardware, secure hardware partitioning, secure key storage, and a root-of-trust.

Panasonic is releasing the PAN1783, a new Bluetooth® 5.3 Low Energy (LE) module which integrates a comprehensive set of protection functions for securing wireless communications against intrusion or attack.  

The PAN1783 is based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF5340 Bluetooth system-on-chip (SoC). This SoC features dual Arm® Cortex® -M33 cores, one operating as an application processor at up to 128 MHz with 1 Mbyte of Flash memory, and the other as a network processor operating at 64 MHz with 256 kbytes of Flash. This processing capability means that the PAN1783 can easily be used in stand-alone mode, eliminating the need for an external processor or microcontroller. 

Arm has loaded the Cortex-M33 cores with a rich set of security capabilities, such as a root-of-trust and secure key storage. In addition, Arm TrustZone® technology provides trusted execution by providing hardware isolation between secure and non-secure Flash, RAM, peripherals and GPIOs. The state-of-the-art Arm CryptoCell-312 provides hardware-accelerated cryptography. The module also offers a key management unit. 

The PAN1783, which complies with the specifications of the Bluetooth 5.3 standard, features isochronous channels and LE audio capability. Throughput is up to 2 Mbits/s. Other advanced Bluetooth features include advertising extensions, long range, and very low power consumption. The PAN1783 also supports angle of arrival (AoA) and angle of departure (AoD) direction-finding using Bluetooth signals. 

The PAN1783 supports Type 2 NFC-A operation for use in simplified pairing and payment solutions via an external antenna. 

The PAN1783 is available in two versions:

  • The part number ENW89860A1KF has an integrated chip antenna
  • The part number ENW89860C1KF has a bottom pad for connection of an external antenna