Laird Introduces BT800 Series of Dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 Modules

Laird introduced the BT800 Series of dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 modules. The BT800 Series modules are ideal for AIDC devices, such as handheld computers and barcode scanners, medical devices, ePOS terminals, and industrial cable replacement. The high performance Class 1 Bluetooth 800 Series modules, along with associated development kits, are available now in mass-production quantities.

Laird BT800 Bluetooth v4.0 USB HCI Module Features

  • Bluetooth v4.0 – Dual Mode HCI interface
  • Classic Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Compact footprint
  • Class 1 output – 8 dBm
  • USB, GPIO, I2S, and PCM
  • Industrial temperature range
  • 64k EEPROM support for HID proxy mode
  • Bluetooth subsystem
  • FCC, IC, and CE approvals

The Laird BT800 Series modules offer dual-mode, or Bluetooth Smart Ready support. This enables connections to devices that support BLE and Classic (pre-v4.0) Bluetooth. For maximum flexibility in systems integration, the modules are designed to support a full speed USB interface plus GPIO and additionally I2S and PCM audio interfaces. All BT800 Series modules feature a Bluetooth standard HCI interface and have native support for a wide range of Windows and Linux Bluetooth software stacks.

The Laird BT800 Series modules are ideal for applications where designers require maximum performance in a small size. With a tiny footprint (8.5 x 13 mm), yet output power at 8 dBm, a BT800 Series module is perfect for adding robust, long-range Bluetooth data connectivity to any device that has its own Bluetooth software stack. The series also features HID (Human Interface Device) Proxy Mode, enabling out-of-the box HID connectivity for devices such as a keyboard and mouse.

More info: Laird BT800 Series Radio Module