Overview

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.

Note: Nordic SDK not supported on BL654 USB Dongle, part # 451-00003)

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!

Specifications

A2DP
No
ADC
Yes
Antenna Options
Integrated or External via IPEX MHF4
AVRCP
No
BLE Connections
8
Bluetooth Version
5.0
BT Class
1
BT Connections
N/A
Central Role
Yes
Certifications
FCC, IC, CE, MIC, AS/NZS, SIG
Chipset
Nordic nRF52840
Dimensions
15mm x 10mm x 2.2mm
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
Yes
Output Power
8 dBM
PCM
Yes
Peripheral Role
Yes
Processor On Board
Cortex M4F
Receive Sensitivity
-95dBm (1mpbs)
SPI
Yes
SPP
No
Stack On Board
Yes
Temperature Range
-40°C to +85°C
UART
Yes
USB
Yes
WiFi Coexistence
No
Type Bulk or Single Antenna Connector Type
451-00001 Module Bulk - Tape/Reel Integrated Antenna
Type Bulk or Single Antenna Connector Type
451-00002 Module Bulk - Tape/Reel IPEX MHF4
Type Bulk or Single Antenna Connector Type
451-00001C Module Bulk - Cut Tape Integrated Antenna
Type Antenna Connector Type Bulk or Single
455-00001 Development Board Integrated Antenna Single
Type Antenna Connector Type Bulk or Single
455-00002 Development Board IPEX MHF4 Single
Type Antenna Connector Type Bulk or Single
451-00002C Module IPEX MHF4 Bulk - Cut Tape

Documentation

File Type Last Updated
Application Note - Guidelines for Replacing Antennas v1.0 Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Laird Custom BLE Serial Port Service Application Note 01-17-19
BLE Data Transfer - CODED PHY Modulation - BL654 v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
BLE Mesh – BL654 smartBASIC Implementation - rel 3.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Exiting DTM Mode - BL654 v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Laird Range Testing - BL654 v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Loading and Running Applications with UwTerminalX - BL654 v1_1.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Low Power Modes - BL654 v1_1.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
NFC Manager - BL654 Sample smartBASIC Application_v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Textpad Color Syntax Highlighting - BL654 v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Throughput Testing with BT 5 - LE 2M PHY Feature v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Upgrading BL654 Firmware via JTAG - BL654 v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Upgrading BL654 Firmware via UART - BL654 v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Using BL654 DVK with Nordic nRFToolbox v1_1.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Using Direct Test Mode - BL654 v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Using Notepad and Color Syntax Highlighting - BL654 v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Using the DVK-BL654 and Nordic SDK v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
Using vSP Service with smartBASIC v1_0.pdf Application Note 01-17-19
ASNZS 4268 2017_BT LE - BL654 Module - AR813002.pdf Certification 01-17-19
ASNZS RF Exposure Report - BL654 Module - AA813002.pdf Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15.247 BT LE - BL654 - FR813002AE.pdf Certification 01-17-19
FCC Certificate - BL654 - INF813002.pdf Certification 01-17-19
FCC Grant - BL654.pdf Certification 01-17-19
FCC RF Exposure - BL654 - FA813002AE.pdf Certification 01-17-19
IC AA_00_final - BL654 - 182170227.pdf Certification 01-17-19
IC RF Exposure Report - BL654 - CA813002.pdf Certification 01-17-19
IC RSS-247 BT LE - BL654 - CR813002AE.pdf Certification 01-17-19
IC SAR_ICC_BL654 Dongle - CA813116_R01.pdf Certification 01-17-19
Japan - 201-180112___00_final - BL654.pdf Certification 01-17-19
RoHSII - EU WEEE Compliance BT_RAMP_v1_7.pdf Certification 01-17-19
AT Interface Quick Start Guide v1_0.pdf Documentation 01-17-19
BL654 Datasheet v1_4.pdf Documentation 01-17-19
BL654 DVK User Guide v1_1.pdf Documentation 01-17-19
BL65x AT Interface Application User Guide.pdf Documentation 01-17-19
CS-PB-BL654-Series_v1_1.pdf Documentation 01-17-19
CS-RN-BL654-v29.1.1.0.pdf Documentation 01-17-19
Getting Started with the BL654 Dongle v1_0.pdf Documentation 01-17-19
PCB Footprint for ASCII format - BL654.zip Documentation 01-17-19
SCH Symbol for OrCAD format - BL654.zip Documentation 01-17-19
smartBASIC Core Functionality Guide_v3_1.pdf Documentation 01-17-19
3D%20Models%20-%20BL654.zip Software 01-17-19
BL654 FIrmware for Upgrade v29.1.1.0 r0 Software 01-17-19
BL654 Firmware for Upgrade v29.3.3.0 r0 Software 01-17-19
BL654 Firmware v29.2.2.0 r0.zip Software 01-17-19
BL654 Firmware_For_Upgrade_v29_1_1_14-MESH211-14_r2 Software 01-17-19
BleDtmRfTool_v8_00.zip Software 01-17-19
Host%20Land%20Pattern%20Schematic%20-%20BL654%20Series.pdf Software 01-17-19
Mechanical%20Schematic%20-%20BL654%20Series.pdf Software 01-17-19
Release Notes - BL654 v29.3.3.0 Software 01-17-19
Schematics%20-%20DVK-BL654%20v1.0.pdf Software 01-17-19