Innovate with confidence with Laird’s BL65 Family Series

Laird, Nordic Semi and Avnet have joined efforts to offer you an exclusive promotion for Laird’s Nordic family of Bluetooth 5 modules. Designed to speed time to market, Laird’s modules are agency-approved and offer feature-rich protocols in a number of data rates, ranges, and configurations. Laird’s BL654, BL652 and BL651 Series can be integrated with ease and readily customized and supported by our global support teams to meet your precise requirements.

Nordic Semiconductor family of BLE modules offerings provides the Bluetooth 5 features you want and options that give you the flexibility to design your way. Whether you need relatively simple BLE functionality or full-on multi-wireless capabilities and programming options, there is a solution to meet your design needs. We feature the latest in Bluetooth technology and carefully design and test our solutions to maximize the performance from Nordic silicon. Leverage higher data throughput, longer range, increased broadcasting capacity, and improved co-existence with improved channel hop sequencing all in one tiny footprint.

BL654 Series

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Building on Laird’s expertise with Nordic from the BL600 and BL652 series comes the most powerful yet -the BL654 series! It provides OEMs with the maximum design flexibility and performance. A complete multi-protocol embedded wireless offering with exceptional processing capability, all at a micro power budget.

Powered by Nordic’s nRF52840 silicon, the small form factor BL654 modules, DVKs and USB Dongle provide for a secure, robust BLE and Cortex -M4F CPU for any OEM’s product design. The BL654 provides you with maximum development flexibility with programming options for the Nordic SDK, a simple, intuitive AT Command Set, as well as Laird’s own smartBASIC environment.

The BL654 series brings out all nRF52840 hardware features and capabilities including USB access, up to 5.5V supply considerations, and 802.15.4 (Thread) implementation. Complete regulatory certifications enable faster time to market and reduced development risk completes Laird’s simplification of your next Bluetooth design!

  • Bluetooth v5 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) plus NFC
  • Thread 802.15.4 functionality (via Nordic SDK)
  • Widest range of configurable interfaces: UART, I2C, SPI, ADC, GPIO, PWM, FREQ, and NFC
  • Industrial Temp Rating (-40º to +85º C)
  • Ultra-Small footprint (15mm x 10mm x 2.2mm)
  • BLE Peripheral/Central roles with DTM embedded
  • 2Mbps & LE Long Range: Support for 2Mbps, 1Mbps, & 125kps coded
  • Hostless operation – Internal MCU reduces BOM
  • Powerful Core Cortex-M4F (1MB Flash, 256k RAM)
  • Built on years of experience with Nordic (BL600 & BL652 Series)
  • Fully featured development kit everything needed to start BLE development
  • Application Design Choice: Leverage Laird’s smartBASIC, simple AT Command Set or utilize Nordic SDK directly.
  • USB Dongle option: Packaged USB Adapter – bring full Bluetooth v5 connectivity to ANY device with a virtual COM port capability
     


Features

  • TRULY HOSTLESS OPERATION FOR AUTOMATED USE CASES: Combine on-module MCU, smartBASIC and simultaneous central/peripheral role support for a powerful hostless solution for sensor applications.
  • SPEED TO MARKET: Easily write event-driven, automated applications, no toolchain required with smartBASIC. Or utilize the Nordic SDK directly – design your way
  • EXTREMELY EFFICIENT POWER MANAGEMENT: Customize to balance throughput with power usage, enabled by ultra-low power sleep mode.
  • GLOBAL APPROVALS – MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME: Carries several modular FCC, IC, CE, RCM, MIC and Bluetooth SIG approvals.
  • PERSONAL SUPPORT FROM DESIGN TO MANUFACTURE:  Laird’s industry-renowned support is passionate about helping you speed your design to market.


     

 

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BL652 Series – Bluetooth v5 + NFC

Download the BL652 Series Product Brief

Laird’s BL652 contains the latest generation silicon with Bluetooth v5 capabilities and groundbreaking ultra-low power performance. Building on the expertise of the BL600 Series, the BL652’s smaller form factor, class-leading Nordic nRF52 silicon, optimized low power schemes and smartBASIC programming language provide a secure, stable, hostless Bluetooth environment. The BL652 introduces Bluetooth v5 (Firmware v28.7.3.0 or later) and NFC, bringing industrial security and feature expansion to Laird’s proven Bluetooth Low Energy modules. Let Laird’s innovative BL652 series and decades of expertise in Bluetooth module design speed your product to market.

Features

  • TRULY HOSTLESS OPERATION FOR AUTOMATED USE CASES: On-module MCU, smartBASIC and simultaneous central/peripheral role support combine for a powerful hostless solution for sensor applications.
  • SPEED TO MARKET:  Easily write event-driven, automated applications, no toolchain required with smartBASIC. Or utilize the Nordic SDK directly.
  • EXTREMELY EFFICIENT POWER MANAGEMENT: Customize to balance throughput with power usage, enabled by ultra-low power sleep mode. 
  • GLOBAL APPROVALS – MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME: Carries several modular FCC, IC, CE, MIC and Bluetooth SIG approvals
  • PERSONAL SUPPORT FROM DESIGN TO MANUFACTURE: Laird’s industry-renowned support is passionate about helping you speed your design to market.



     

 

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BL651 Series

Download the BL651 Series product brief

The BL651 series exposes all the capabilities of the Nordic nRF52810 silicon in a small, fully certified module with simple soldering castellation for easy prototyping and mass production manufacturing. Use the Nordic SDK & SoftDevice to deliver your BLE application. Let Laird’s innovative BL651 series and decades of expertise in Bluetooth module design speed your product to market.

In addition, the BL651 series is 100% PCB footprint drop in compatible with the BL652 Series of modules.
 

Features

  • FEATURES NORDIC nRF52810: with ARM Cortex M4 and 192kB Flash/24kb RAM
  • MULTIPLE ANTENNA OPTIONS: Integrated PCB Antenna or IPEX MHF4 connector options available, certified with multiple antenna options
  • BLUETOOTH 5 FAMILY: Bluetooth 5 in small, cost effective option
  • ULTRA-SMALL 10X14mm FOOTPRINT, COMPATIBLE WITH BL652 SERIES
     

 

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