Overview

Designing Laird’s BL600 into your system has never been easier. Laird now introduces the Bx600 breakout board series, joining alongside the DVK-BL600 development kit. All allow you to connect to and program the BL600 from Windows, OSX, or Linux via UwTerminalX software. The Bx600 breakout boards provide a streamlined approach for simplified BL600 prototyping in as little as a tenth of the cost.

Specifications

Data Rate
1 Mbps (over the air)
Dimension (Height - mm)
3.8 mm
Dimension (Length - mm)
33 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
22 mm
Max Transmit Power
4dBm
Profiles
ANY Custom Service (plus Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Health Thermometer, Proximity, and Find Me included in sample apps library)
Protocols
Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC
Product Benefits
BB600: Basic breakout board and pin-based power supply. Access to I/O via through-holes. Most cost-efficient access to the full BL600<br/>BC600: Breakout board with coin cell holder attached. Allows flexibility of power and mobile deployment for prototyping low-power solutions.<br/>BA600: Breakout board with coin cell holder and USB-to-UART adapter. More flexible development with a PC, especially applications like vSP.
Logical Interfaces
Through-holes or USB-to-UART
Receive Sensitivity
-91dBm (typical)
Frequency
2.402 - 2.480 G
Connector Type
Through-holes, USB-to-UART (BA600 only)
Bluetooth Version
v4.0 Single Mode
Development Kit Contents
See Bx600 User Guide for details
BLE Services
Generic Access, Battery Service, Device Information Service, Heart Rate Service, Health Thermometer Service, Immediate Alert Service, Link Loss Service, Tx Power Service, Blood Pressure Service
Wireless Specification
Bluetooth Version 4.0 BLE
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Connector Type Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Software Wireless Specification
BC600 Integrated Antenna Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 USB-to-UART adapter 1 Mbps (over the air) 3.8 mm 33 mm 22 mm 2.4 GHz UART +4 dBm From 600 nA to 11.6 mA 8.5 tp 8.9 mA 5 to 11.6 mA Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m UwTerminalX terminal software Bluetooth v4.0 Peripheral Mode
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Connector Type Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Software Wireless Specification
BA600 Integrated Antenna Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 UART Pins 1 Mbps (over the air) 3.8 mm 33 mm 22 mm 2.4 GHz UART +4 dBm From 600 nA to 11.6 mA 8.5 tp 8.9 mA 5 to 11.6 mA Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m UwTerminalX terminal software Bluetooth v4.0 Peripheral Mode
Antenna Options BLE Services Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Connector Type Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Logical Interfaces Max Transmit Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Software Wireless Specification
BB600 Integrated Antenna Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 Through-holes 1 Mbps (over the air) 3.8 mm 33 mm 22 mm 2.4 GHz UART +4 dBm From 600 nA to 11.6 mA 8.5 tp 8.9 mA 5 to 11.6 mA Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC Up to 100 m UwTerminalX terminal software Bluetooth v4.0 Peripheral Mode

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Application Note - BL600 Cable Replacement Mode.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
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 Using UART Efficiently to Extend Battery Life.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - BL600 Whisper Mode.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 - Finding the BL600-Sx Revision Number.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Flash Cloning for the BL600.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Laird BL600 Range Testing.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 - iBeacon Sample App.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
Batch Application Notes for iOS.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
OTA Application Notes for iOS.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Bluetooth Latency and Data.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Serial Application Notes for iOS.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Using VSP with smartBASIC.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Release Note - BL600 Firmware v1.8.88.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - Bx600 Breakout Boards.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - smartBASIC BL600 Extensions Release 1.8.88.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Product Brief - BL600.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Product Brief - Bx600 Breakout Boards and DVK-BL600.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - StringPlayer.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
smartBASIC Core Functionality Guide v3.2 All Documentation 02-14-19
Quick Start Guide - BL600-DVK Heart Rate.pdf All Instructions 01-17-19
Application Note - Guidelines for Replacing Antennas v1.0 All Application Note 01-17-19