Overview

NEW: Upgrade firmware from your host microcontroller!

The BL600 Series modules from Laird 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 module integration. Available in BL600-SA, BL600-SC, BL600-ST variants. 

 

Now introducing the Bx600 breakout boards: The right hardware for your design requirement.  

Specifications

4.2 Upgradeable
No
A2DP
No
ADC
Yes
Antenna Options
Intgerated, External via IPEX MHF4 or Trace Pad
AVRCP
No
BLE Connections
5
Bluetooth Version
4.1
BT Class
2
Central Role
No
Certifications
FCC, IC, CE, MIC, NCC, SIG
Chipset
Nordic nRF51822
Dimension (Height - mm)
2.5 mm
Dimension (Length - mm)
19 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
12.5 mm
Dual Mode
No
DUN
No
FTP Client
No
GATT
Yes
GPIO
Yes
HCI Interface
No
HFP
No
HID
No
HSP
No
I2C
Yes
I2S
No
NFC
No
Output Power
4 dBm
PCM
No
Peripheral Role
Yes
Processor On Board
Cortex M0
Receive Sensitivity
-91dBm
SPI
Yes
SPP
No
Stack On Board
Yes
Temperature Range
-40°C to +85°C
UART
Yes
USB
No
WiFi Coexistence
No
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Memory Protocols Range Software Weight Wireless Specification
BL600-ST Trace Pin Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 FCC/IC/CE/MIC SMT 1 Mbps (over the air) Development Board 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz USB +4 dBm 16 kb for applications Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m UwTerminalX terminal software .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Peripheral Mode
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Memory Protocols Range Software Weight Wireless Specification
DVK-BL600-SA Internal Antenna Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 FCC/IC/CE/MIC USB Pluggable 1 Mbps (over the air) Development Board 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz USB +4 dBm 16 kb for applications Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m UwTerminalX terminal software .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Peripheral Mode
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Memory Protocols Range Software Weight Wireless Specification
DVK-BL600-SC IPEX MHF4 Connector Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 FCC/IC/CE/MIC USB Pluggable 1 Mbps (over the air) Development Board 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz USB +4 dBm 16 kb for applications Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m UwTerminalX terminal software .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Peripheral Mode
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Memory Protocols Range Software Weight Wireless Specification
BL600-SA-32 Internal Antenna Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 FCC/IC/CE/MIC SMT 1 Mbps (over the air) Development Board 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz USB +4 dBm 32 kb for applications Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m UwTerminalX terminal software .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Peripheral Mode
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Memory Protocols Range Software Weight Wireless Specification
DVK-BL600-ST SMA Connector Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 FCC/IC/CE/MIC USB Pluggable 1 Mbps (over the air) Development Board 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz USB +4 dBm 16 kb for applications Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m UwTerminalX terminal software .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Peripheral Mode
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Memory Protocols Range Software Weight Wireless Specification
BL600-SC IPEX MHF4 Connector Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 FCC/IC/CE/MIC SMT 1 Mbps (over the air) Development Board 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz USB +4 dBm 16 kb for applications Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m UwTerminalX terminal software .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Peripheral Mode
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Memory Protocols Range Software Weight Wireless Specification
BL600-SA Internal Antenna Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 FCC/IC/CE/MIC SMT 1 Mbps (over the air) Development Board 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz USB +4 dBm 16 kb for applications Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m UwTerminalX terminal software .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Peripheral Mode

Documentation

File Type Last Updated
Application Note - BL600 and BL620 Memory Map Overview.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - BL600 BT SIG Qualification v1.0.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - BL600 Cable Replacement Mode.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - BL600 Using Textpad and Color Syntax Highlighting.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - BL600 Using UART Efficiently to Extend Battery Life.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - BL600 Whisper Mode.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - BL6x0 Over-the-Air Application Download.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - BLE Recommended 128-bit Custom UUID Management.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - Bluetooth Latency and Data.pdf Application Note 10-03-18
Application Note - Default DVK-BL600 DIP Switch and Jumper Settings.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - Finding the BL600-Sx Revision Number.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - Flash Cloning for the BL600.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - iBeacon Sample App.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - Laird BL600 Range Testing.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - Laird BLE Serial Port Service v1_0_0.pdf Application Note 01-10-19
Application Note - smartBASIC App Download Protocol over UART.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - smartBASIC for BLE Modules.pdf Application Note 10-03-18
Application Note - Upgrading BL600 Firmware via JTAG.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - Upgrading BL600 Firmware via UART.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Application Note - Using SPI Interface in smartBASIC with DotStar.pdf Application Note 10-03-18
Application Note - Using VSP with smartBASIC.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Batch Application Notes for iOS.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
BLE Regulation Test in Linux v1_0.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
OTA Application Notes for iOS.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Serial Application Notes for iOS.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Upgrading Firmware from your Host Microcontroller.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
Using Notepad-plus-plus and Color Syntax Highlighting _v1_1.pdf Application Note 10-04-18
UwTerminalX Quick Reference Guide.pdf Application Note 10-03-18
EN 300 328 (2.4G BT LE) - BL600-SA, BL620-SA.pdf Certification 10-03-18
EN 301 489-1 and EN 301 489-17 Certificate - BL600 and BL620.pdf Certification 10-03-18
EN 301 489-1-17 BL600 and BL620 Test Report.pdf Certification 10-03-18
EN 60950-1 - BL600 and BL620.pdf Certification 10-03-18
EN 62311-2008 - BL600 and BL620.pdf Certification 10-03-18
EN 62479 (RF Exposure) - BL600.pdf Certification 10-03-18
EU Declaration of Conformity - BL600.pdf Certification 10-04-18
FCC 15.247 BL600-SA -SC, BL620-SA -SC.pdf Certification 10-04-18
FCC 15C (DTS) Grant - BL600-SA and BL600-SC.pdf Certification 10-04-18
Certification 10-04-18
FCC 47 CFR Part 15B ICES-003 Certificate - BL600-SA and BL600-SC.pdf Certification 10-04-18
FCC Photos of EUT - BL600 and BL620.pdf Certification 10-04-18
FCC Test Report - BL600 FR331335 FCC 15.247 BT LE.pdf Certification 10-04-18
fcc-part-15b-ices-003-bl600-sa-sc-bt620-sa-sc.pdf Certification 10-04-18
fcc-part-15b-ices-003-bl600-st-bl620-st.pdf Certification 10-04-18
IC Certificate - BL600-SA and BL600-SC.pdf Certification 10-04-18
IC Test Report - BL600-SA, BL600-SC.pdf Certification 10-04-18
IC Test Report - BL600-ST.pdf Certification 10-04-18
Maximum Permissible Exposure (for BT)_BL600 and BL620.pdf Certification 10-04-18
MIC - BL600-SA (204-320049).pdf Certification 10-04-18
MIC - BL600-SC (204-320050).pdf Certification 10-04-18
MIC - BL600-ST (204-320048).pdf Certification 10-04-18
NCC Test Report BT LE - BL600.pdf Certification 10-03-18
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017.pdf Certification 10-03-18
RoHSII - EU WEEE Compliance BT_RAMP_v1_7.pdf Certification 10-03-18
TR-317194 Addendum V1.pdf Certification 10-04-18
Datasheet-BL600 v3_8.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
Product Brief - BL600.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
Product Brief - Bx600 Breakout Boards and DVK-BL600.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
Release Note - BL600 Firmware v1.5.70.0.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
Release Note - BL600 Firmware v1.8.88.0.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
smartBASIC Core Functionality Guide_v3_1.pdf Documentation 10-03-18
User Guide - BL600-DVK (Board Revision 4 or Below).pdf Documentation 10-04-18
User Guide - BL600-DVK (Board Revision 5).pdf Documentation 10-04-18
User Guide - Bx600 Breakout Boards.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
User Guide - smartBASIC BL600 Extensions Release 1.5.70.0.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
User Guide - smartBASIC BL600 Extensions Release 1.8.88.0.pdf Documentation 10-04-18
User Guide - StringPlayer.pdf Documentation 10-03-18
Walkthrough - Applications in smartBASIC (BL600 and BL620).pdf Documentation 10-04-18
Walkthrough - Beacons for smartBASIC (BL600 and BT900).pdf Documentation 10-03-18
Quick Start Guide - BL600-DVK Heart Rate.pdf Instructions 10-04-18
Quick Start Guide - BL600-DVK smartBASIC Proximity Profile.pdf Instructions 10-04-18
Quick Start Guide - PPK-BL600 Programming jig for BL600 modules.pdf Instructions 10-04-18
BL600_3D_Models.zip Software 10-04-18
BL600_iBeacon_smartBASIC_%28r1.0%29.zip Software 10-04-18
BL600_iOS_App_Source_Code.zip Software 10-04-18
BL600_Proximity_App_12_4_2_iOS_Source_Code.zip Software 10-04-18
DVK-BL600-Sx-05_00276_v5.pdf Software 10-04-18
DVK-BL600-V2_SCHEMATICS_0.pdf Software 10-04-18
Heart_Rate_BLE_Demo_v5.18.1.0.zip Software 10-04-18
ITSE01020_08_BL600_Firmware_%26_Sample_smartBASIC_Apps_v1_5_70_0-r5.zip Software 10-04-18
ITSE01020_14_BL600_Firmware_v1_8_88_0-r2.zip Software 10-04-18
Laird_Batch.zip Software 10-04-18
Laird_Library_v.0.18.1.1.zip Software 10-04-18
Laird_OTA.zip Software 10-04-18
Laird_Serial.zip Software 10-04-18
laird_toolkit_source_code_v4.18.1.13.zip Software 10-04-18
SCH-PCB%20CAD%20Drawings%20Download.zip Software 10-04-18