About Bluetooth® Low Energy

Bluetooth® Low Energy is an intelligent, ultra-low power version of Bluetooth wireless technology. The power-efficiency of Bluetooth Low Energy makes it perfect for battery powered applications. What makes Bluetooth Low Energy attractive is its ability to work with applications on a smartphone or tablet. Bluetooth® Low Energy is used in a variety of applications targeting health & fitness, home appliances, home automation, retail, location-based services and is being adopted in many emerging applications. Growth in IoT market has tremendously increased the install base for BLE and Renesas has industry leading solutions to offer. Renesas is an Associate Member of Bluetooth SIG.

* Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A.

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Bluetooth® Marketing Classifications

Bluetooth Marketing Classifications


Bluetooth Low Energy targets a different class of applications compared to Bluetooth Low Energy Ready and Bluetooth.


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Main Control MCU RL78/G1D Group Built-in 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low Energy
RX23W Group Built-in 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low Energy, Long range