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

Antenna Options
Integrated (451-00001, 451-00003) or External via IPEX MH4 (451-00002)
BLE Connections
20
Bluetooth Version
5.0
BT Class
1
Central Role
Yes
Certifications
FCC, IC, CE, MIC, RCM, SIG
Chipset
Nordic nRF52840
Compliance
RoHS, REACH
Development Tools
Utilities include UWTerminalX, Android and iOS applications with free source code, UART firmware upgrade
Dimension (Height - mm)
2.2 mm
Dimension (Length - mm)
15 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
10 mm
Dual Mode
No
Link Budget
103 dB @ BLE 1 Mbps (conducted)
Logical Interfaces
UART, I2C, SPI, ADC, PDM, GPIO, USB
NFC
Yes
Operating Temp - Max (°C)
85 °C
Operating Temp - Min (°C)
-40 °C
Peripheral Role
Yes
Processor On Board
Cortex M4F
Programming Options
smartBASIC, Nordic SDK, or simple AT Command Set
Receive Sensitivity
-95dBm (1mpbs)
Stack On Board
Yes
Transmit Power
8 dBM (max.) Configurable down to -40 dBm
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
Type Antenna Connector Type Bulk or Single Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Programming Options USB
451-00003 Pluggable USB Adapter Integrated Antenna Single 11 mm 18.39 mm 50.74 mm smartBASIC, AT Command Set, (Nordic SDK not supported) FTDI Based - Virtual COM Port

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Product Brief - BL654 Series All Brochure 02-28-19
BL654 Datasheet v1.8 All Datasheet 03-22-19
BL654 DVK User Guide v1_2 All Documentation 02-12-19
smartBASIC Core Functionality Guide v3.2 All Documentation 02-14-19
BL654 smartBASIC Extensions Guide v29 2 2 0 All Documentation 01-24-19
BL654 smartBASIC Extensions Guide v29 1 1 0 All Documentation 01-24-19
AT Interface Quick Start Guide v1 0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
BL65x AT Interface Application User Guide.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Throughput Testing with BT 5 - LE 2M PHY Feature v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Using the DVK-BL654 and Nordic SDK v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Using vSP Service with smartBASIC v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
BLE Data Transfer - CODED PHY Modulation - BL654 v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Using Direct Test Mode - BL654 v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Textpad Color Syntax Highlighting - BL654 v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Upgrading BL654 Firmware via UART - BL654 v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Upgrading BL654 Firmware via JTAG - BL654 v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Using BL654 DVK with Nordic nRFToolbox v1 1.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Using Notepad and Color Syntax Highlighting - BL654 v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Low Power Modes - BL654 v1 1.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
NFC Manager - BL654 Sample smartBASIC Application v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Laird Range Testing - BL654 v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Exiting DTM Mode - BL654 v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Loading and Running Applications with UwTerminalX - BL654 v1 1.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
BLE Mesh – BL654 smartBASIC Implementation - rel 3.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
ASNZS 4268 2017 BT LE - BL654 Module - AR813002.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
ASNZS RF Exposure Report - BL654 Module - AA813002.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15.247 BT LE - BL654 - FR813002AE.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Certificate - BL654 - INF813002.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Grant - BL654.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC RF Exposure - BL654 - FA813002AE.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC SAR ICC BL654 Dongle - CA813116 R01.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC AA 00 final - BL654 - 182170227.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC RF Exposure Report - BL654 - CA813002.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC RSS-247 BT LE - BL654 - CR813002AE.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
Japan - 201-180112 00 final - BL654.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
RoHSII - EU WEEE Compliance BT RAMP v1 7 All Certification 03-01-19
Getting Started with the BL654 Dongle v1_1 All Documentation 02-12-19
CS-RN-BL654-v29.1.1.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
PCB Footprint for ASCII format - BL654.zip All Documentation 01-17-19
SCH Symbol for OrCAD format - BL654.zip All Documentation 01-17-19
BL654 Firmware v29.2.2.0 r0.zip All Software 01-17-19
BL654 Firmware For Upgrade v29 1 1 14-MESH211-14 r2 All Software 01-17-19
3D Models - BL654.zip All Software 01-17-19
Mechanical Schematic - BL654 Series.pdf All Software 01-17-19
Host Land Pattern Schematic - BL654 Series.pdf All Software 01-17-19
BleDtmRfTool v8 00.zip All Software 01-17-19
Schematics - DVK-BL654 v1.0.pdf All Software 01-17-19
Application Note - Laird Custom BLE Serial Port Service All Application Note 01-17-19
BL654 FIrmware for Upgrade v29.1.1.0 r0 All Software 01-17-19
BL654 Firmware for Upgrade v29.3.3.0 r0 All Software 01-17-19
Release Notes - BL654 v29.3.3.0 All Software 01-17-19
Application Note - Guidelines for Replacing Antennas v1.0 All Application Note 01-17-19
BL654 smartBASIC Extensions Release v29.3.3.0 All Documentation 02-07-19
ASNZS 4268 2017 - BL654 Dongle - AR813002-01.pdf 451-00003 Certification 01-17-19
ASNZS CISPR32 - BL654 Dongle - AI813002-01.pdf 451-00003 Certification 01-17-19
ASNZS RF Exposure Report - BL654 Dongle - AA813002-01.pdf 451-00003 Certification 01-17-19
EN 300 328 V2.1.1 - BL654 Dongle - ER813002-01.pdf 451-00003 Certification 01-17-19
EN LVD Report - BL654 Dongle - L813120L132.pdf 451-00003 Certification 01-17-19
EN Certificate LVD - BL654 Dongle - L813120L132.pdf 451-00003 Certification 01-17-19
EN 301 489-1-17 WLAN - BL654 Dongle - EH813002-01.pdf 451-00003 Certification 01-17-19
IC SAR ICC BL654 Dongle - CA813116 R01.pdf 451-00003 Certification 01-17-19