Laird Technologies Launches BL600 Bluetooth Smart Modules

Laird Technologies BL600 Bluetooth Smart modules

Laird Technologies introduced the BL600 Bluetooth Smart modules. The device is ideal for adding single-mode Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), or Bluetooth Smart, to small, portable, power-conscious devices, including those powered by AAA or coin cell batteries. The Laird BL600 module is based on the award-winning Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 chipset.

The Laird BL600 modules feature low power consumption, excellent wireless range, and a compact footprint of 19mm x 12.5mm. The new modules also feature Laird’s event-driven smartBASIC programming interface, which significantly simplifies BLE module integration.

The BL600 Bluetooth Smart modules includes all the hardware and firmware required to support development of BLE applications. These applications include:

  • Optimized BLE radio hardware
  • UART, SPI, I2C, ADC, and GPIO interfaces
  • A complete embedded BLE software stack
  • GATT-based BLE profiles that include Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Health Thermometer, Find Me and Proximity
  • planned support for custom profiles to suite application’s needs

Laird BL600 Bluetooth Smart Modules Features

  • Wireless Frequency: 2.402 – 2.480 GHz
  • Max Transmit Power: 4dBm
  • Receive Sensitivity: -91dBm (typical)
  • Whisper Mode: Down to -55dBm (transmit)
  • Link Budget: 95dB (@ 1 Mbps)
  • Data Rates: Up to 1 Mbps (over the air)
  • TX, RX, CTS, RTS
  • DTR, DSR, DCD, RI can be implemented in smartBASIC
  • From 1,200 to 115,200 bps
  • GPIO: Up to 28 lines
  • 3 SPI lines
  • 2 I2C lines
  • 6 ADC lines (incLUDES ADC reference)
  • Profiles: Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Health Thermometer, Proximity and Find Me
  • Services: Generic Access, Battery Service, Device Information Service, Heart Rate Service, Health Thermometer Service, Immediate Alert Service, Link Loss Service, Tx Power Service, Blood Pressure Service
  • Control Protocols: Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC
  • Encryption AES: 128 bit using CCM encryption

More info: BL600 Series BLE Modules