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Laird Wireless BL600 Single-Mode BLE Modules

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
    application needs

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.

Part Number Description Antenna Type
BL600-SA Bluetooth / 802.15.1 Modules Class2 SingleMode BLE Module Internal
BL600-SC Bluetooth / 802.15.1 Modules Class2 SingleMode BLE Module IPEX MHF4
BL600-ST Bluetooth / 802.15.1 Modules Class2 SingleMode BLE Module Trace Pin
DVK-BL600-SA Development Kit For BL600-SA Module Internal
DVK-BL600-SC Development Kit For BL600-SC Module IPEX MHF4
DVK-BL600-ST Development Kit For BL600-ST Module Trace Pin
PPK-BL600 Programming Jig for BL600 Standalone Modules N/A
BA600 Breakout Board for BL600-SA Module N/A
BB600 Breakout Board for BL600-SA Module N/A
BC600 Breakout Board for BL600-SA Module N/A

  • Bluetooth v4.0 - Single Mode
  • External or internal antennas
  • smartBASIC programming language
  • Full Bluetooth EPL
  • Compact footprint
  • Ultra low power consumption
  • Fast time to market
  • FCC, CE, IC, and Japan certified; other regulatory certifications on request
  • No external components required

  • Medical devices
  • Wellness devices
  • iOS "appcessories"
  • Fitness sensors
  • Location awareness
  • Home automation
Additional Resources
  • Frequency band: 2.402GHz to 2.48GHz
  • Interface type: ADC, GPIO, I2C, SPI, UART
  • Modulation technique: BLE, GATT
  • Operating supply voltage: 1.8V to 3.6V
  • Programmable TX power: 4dBm to -20dBm
  • Sensitivity: - 91dBm
  • TX whisper mode: (-30dBm, -55dBm)
  • RX sensitivity: -91dBm
  • Data rate: 1Mbps
  • TX: 11.6mA peak (at +4dBm)
  • RX: 8.8mA peak
  • Standby doze: 3.5uA
  • Deep sleep: 0.4uA

Block Diagram

Block Diagram
Block Diagram

Laird Wireless BL600 Programming Jig

A compact programming jig intended for downloading firmware and smartBASIC applications onto a loose BL600 module. The programming jig provides JTAG and UART access to the module through two dedicated mini USB connectors.

  • Allows users to download firmware and configure loose BL600 modules
  • Provides JTAG and UART access through two dedicated miniUSB connectors

Programming Jig with a loose BL600 module inserted

Programming Jig with a loose BL600 module inserted
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