Despite its small size of 9.0 x 16.0 x 1.9 mm, the ISP1510 module integrates the DecaWave DW1000 chipset which is an Ultra Wide Band transceiver dedicated to indoor localization applications. This chipset needs an external processor to operate and Insight SiP decided to integrate the Nordic Semi nRF52 SoC. In addition to the powerful ARM Cortex M4F MCU, this chip also provides a BLE and NFC connectivity for wireless set up and control of the UWB chip.
ISP1510 also integrates all passives, crystals and DC/DC converters to optimize the power consumption. And last but not least, it integrates 2 antennas in the same package. This is a new and unique concept developed by Insight SiP within a SIP package. For BLE function, we keep using our usual PCB trace antenna design. For UWB function, the second antenna is printed directly on top of the molding.
ISP1510 offers the perfect stand-alone ranging module solution for security bubble or maximum 15 meters range applications. For longer range applications with typically 50 meters distance, ISP1510 can be used in conjunction with an external UWB antenna.