Overview

The BL620 makes it easy to add single-mode Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), also known as Bluetooth Smart, to small, portable, power-conscious devices, including those powered by AAA or coin cell batteries. The BL620 offers central mode, unique in the BL600 series. The unique feature of this module is smartBASIC, an event-driven programming language that enables standalone operation of the module. smartBASIC on BL620 enables wireless connections to peripheral devices that are in turn connected to sensors so that the data can be collected via GATT operations. smartBASIC has been proven to speed time to market and significantly simplifies BLE integration for embedded devices.

Specifications

Bluetooth Version
4.0
4.2 Upgradeable
No
Dual Mode
No
Stack On Board
Yes
BT Class
2
Output Power
4 dBm
HCI Interface
No
UART
Yes
I2S
No
I2C
Yes
SPI
Yes
ADC
Yes
PCM
No
GPIO
Yes
NFC
No
USB
No
Wi-Fi Coexistence
No
Chipset
Nordic nRF51822
Processor On Board
Cortex M0
BLE Connections
4
Temperature Range
-40°C to +85°C
Receive Sensitivity
-91dBm
Antenna Options
Intgerated, External via IPEX MHF4 or Trace Pad
Central Role
Yes
Peripheral Role
No
Certifications
FCC, IC, CE, SIG
SPP
No
DUN
No
FTP Client
No
HSP
No
HFP
No
HID
No
A2DP
No
AVRCP
No
GATT
Yes
Dimension (Length - mm)
19 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
12.5 mm
Dimension (Height - mm)
2.5 mm
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Memory Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Software Weight Wireless Specification
BL620-SA SMA 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 and free Software Tools 3 mm 19 mm 12.5 mm 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz 1.8 V - 3.6 V USB +4 dBm 16 kb for applications 8.5 tp 8.9 mA 5 to 11.6 mA Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m -91 dBm (typical) UwTerminalX terminal software .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Central Mode
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Memory Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Software Weight Wireless Specification
BL620-SC IPEX MHF4 Connector Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 FCC/IC/CE/MIC 1 Mbps (over the air) 3 mm 19 mm 12.5 mm 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz 1.8 V - 3.6 V USB +4 dBm 16 kb for applications 8.5 tp 8.9 mA 5 to 11.6 mA Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m -91 dBm (typical) UwTerminalX terminal software .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Central Mode
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Memory Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Software Weight Wireless Specification
BL620-ST Trace Pin Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 FCC/IC/CE/MIC 1 Mbps (over the air) 3 mm 19 mm 12.5 mm 2.4 GHz 2.480 MHz 2.402 MHz 1.8 V - 3.6 V USB +4 dBm 16 kb for applications 8.5 tp 8.9 mA 5 to 11.6 mA Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m -91 dBm (typical) UwTerminalX terminal software .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Central Mode

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Using Notepad-plus-plus and Color Syntax Highlighting v1 1.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - BL600 Using Textpad and Color Syntax Highlighting.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - BL600 and BL620 Memory Map Overview.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - BL6x0 Over-the-Air Application Download.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Default DVK-BL600 DIP Switch and Jumper Settings.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Flash Cloning for the BL600.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Upgrading BL600 Firmware via JTAG.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Upgrading BL600 Firmware via UART.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Using SPI Interface in smartBASIC with DotStar.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - smartBASIC App Download Protocol over UART.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - smartBASIC for BLE Modules.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
UwTerminalX Quick Reference Guide.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Bluetooth Latency and Data.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
EN 60950-1 - BL600 and BL620.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
NCC Test Report BT LE - BL600.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 62311 BL600 and BL620 Test Report.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC - RSS-210 BT LE - BL600-SA -SC - BL620-SA -SC.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15.247 (BT LE) - C1PC BL600-SA -SC BL620-SA -SC.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15.247 (BT LE) - C1PC - BL600-ST BL620-ST.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15.247 Certificate - BL600-ST and BL620-ST.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Photos of EUT - BL600 and BL620.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
Maximum Permissible Exposure (for BT) BL600 and BL620.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15.247 BL600-SA -SC, BL620-SA -SC.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 300 328 (2.4 GHz) BT LE v1.9.1 - BL620.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EU Declaration of Conformity - BL600.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 300 328 (2.4G BT LE) - BL600-SA, BL620-SA.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 62479 (RF Exposure) - BL600.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 301 489-1-17 BL600 and BL620 Test Report.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 62311-2008 - BL600 and BL620.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 301 489-1 and EN 301 489-17 Certificate - BL600 and BL620.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
fcc-part-15b-ices-003-bl600-sa-sc-bt620-sa-sc.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
fcc-part-15b-ices-003-bl600-st-bl620-st.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
RoHSII - EU WEEE Compliance BT RAMP v1 7.pdf All Certification 02-04-19
Quick Start Guide - BL620-US.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - BL620 smartBASIC extensions v12.4.10.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - BL620 Github Repository and Sample Apps.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - BL620 smartBASIC extensions v12.4.14.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Release Note - BL620 Firmware v12.4.14.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Application Note - Making the First Connection with the BL620.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - BL600-DVK (Board Revision 5).pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Walkthrough - Applications in smartBASIC (BL600 and BL620).pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Datasheet (Hardware Integration Guide) - BL620.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Product Brief - BL620.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Datasheet-BL600 v3.9 All Datasheet 02-13-19
smartBASIC Core Functionality Guide v3.2 All Documentation 02-14-19
Laird Library v.0.18.1.1.zip All Software 01-17-19
Heart Rate BLE Demo v5.18.1.0.zip All Software 01-17-19
laird toolkit source code v4.18.1.13.zip All Software 01-17-19
Laird Serial.zip All Software 01-17-19
Laird Batch.zip All Software 01-17-19
Laird OTA.zip All Software 01-17-19
BL600 Proximity App 12 4 2 iOS Source Code.zip All Software 01-17-19
BL600 iOS App Source Code.zip All Software 01-17-19
ITSE01022 03 BL620 Firmware & Sample smartBASIC Apps v12 4 14 0(-r0) 0.zip All Software 01-17-19
DVK-BL600-V2 SCHEMATICS 0 0.pdf All Software 01-17-19
DVK-BL600-Sx-05 00276 v5.pdf All Software 01-17-19
BL600 3D Models.zip All Software 01-17-19
Application Note - Laird Custom BLE Serial Port Service All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Guidelines for Replacing Antennas v1.0 All Application Note 01-17-19