Laird Wireless BL600 Single-Mode BLE Modules
Laird Wireless BL600 Series Single-Mode BLE Modules make it easy to add 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 fully approved, programmable modules feature Laird's innovative, event-driven smartBASIC programming interface, which significantly simplifies BLE integration.
Based on the award-winning Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 chipset, BL600 modules provide exceptionally low power consumption with outstanding wireless range, all within a compact footprint of 19mm x 12.5mm. The modules incorporate all the hardware and firmware required to support development of BLE applications, including:
- Optimized BLE Radio hardware
- UART, SPI, I²C, ADC, and GPIO interfaces for connecting peripherals and sensors
- A complete BLE software stack
- GATT-based BLE profiles that include Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Health Thermometer, Proximity, and Find Me, with future support for additional and custom profiles to suit
What makes these modules unique is smartBASIC, an event-driven programming language that enables standalone operation of the module whereby sensors can be attached via any of the interfaces without the need for an external processor. A simple smartBASIC application encapsulates the complete end-to-end process of reading, writing, and processing of sensor data and then using BLE to transfer it to any Bluetooth v4.0 device–smartphone, tablet, gateway, or computer. Ultimately smartBASIC accelerates initial development, creation of prototypes, and mass production by providing the user with their own BLE expert within the module.
In addition to carrying FCC modular, IC, CE, and MIC approvals, BL600 modules are fully qualified as Bluetooth End Products, enabling designers to integrate the modules in devices without the need for further Bluetooth Qualification. Low-cost developer's kits, including simple software tools, simplify module integration and guarantee the fastest route to market.