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

Bluetooth Version
4.0
4.2 Upgradeable
No
A2DP
No
ADC
Yes
Antenna Options
Integrated monopole chip antenna on BL600-SA
External dipole antenna connected with to IPEX MH4 RF connector on BL600-SC.
External dipole antenna connected to RSMA RF connector which then is connected with 50-Ohms RF track on host PCB to RF pad on BL600-ST.
AVRCP
No
BLE Connections
5
BT Class
2
Central Role
No
Certifications
FCC, IC, CE, MIC, NCC, SIG
Chipset
Nordic nRF51822
Dimension (Height - mm)
3 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
Wi-Fi 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

Name Part Type Last Updated
Application Note - BL600 BT SIG Qualification v1.0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - BL600 Cable Replacement Mode.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - BLE Recommended 128-bit Custom UUID Management.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 - Default DVK-BL600 DIP Switch and Jumper Settings.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 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 - 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
UwTerminalX Quick Reference Guide All Application Note 02-28-19
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
Upgrading Firmware from your Host Microcontroller All Application Note 02-28-19
Using Notepad-plus-plus and Color Syntax Highlighting v1 1.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
BLE Regulation Test in Linux v1 0.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
MIC - BL600-SC (204-320050).pdf All Certification 01-17-19
MIC - BL600-SA (204-320049).pdf All Certification 01-17-19
MIC - BL600-ST (204-320048).pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC Certificate - BL600-SA and BL600-SC.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15C (DTS) Grant - BL600-SA and BL600-SC.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Test Report - BL600 FR331335 FCC 15.247 BT LE.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 47 CFR Part 15B ICES-003 Certificate - BL600-SA and BL600-SC.pdf All Certification 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
FCC Photos of EUT - BL600 and BL620.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15C Grant - BL600-ST.PDF All Certification 01-23-19
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
EU Declaration of Conformity - BL600.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC Test Report - BL600-SA, BL600-SC.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC Test Report - BL600-ST.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 All Certification 03-01-19
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 All Certification 03-01-19
TR-317194 Addendum V1.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
Release Note - BL600 Firmware v1.5.70.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Release Note - BL600 Firmware v1.8.88.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - BL600-DVK (Board Revision 4 or Below).pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - BL600-DVK (Board Revision 5).pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - Bx600 Breakout Boards.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - smartBASIC BL600 Extensions Release 1.5.70.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
User Guide - smartBASIC BL600 Extensions Release 1.8.88.0.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Walkthrough - Applications in smartBASIC (BL600 and BL620).pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Walkthrough - Beacons for smartBASIC (BL600 and BT900).pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Product Brief - BL600.pdf All Brochure 03-05-19
Product Brief - Bx600 Breakout Boards and DVK-BL600.pdf All Brochure 03-05-19
User Guide - StringPlayer.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
Quick Start Guide - BL600-DVK Heart Rate.pdf All Instructional 01-17-19
Quick Start Guide - BL600-DVK smartBASIC Proximity Profile.pdf All Instructional 01-17-19
Quick Start Guide - PPK-BL600 Programming jig for BL600 modules.pdf All Instructional 01-17-19
ITSE01020 14 BL600 Firmware v1 8 88 0-r2.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
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
ITSE01020 08 BL600 Firmware & Sample smartBASIC Apps v1 5 70 0-r5.zip All Software 01-17-19
BL600 iBeacon smartBASIC (r1.0).zip All Software 01-17-19
BL600 3D Models.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
DVK-BL600-V2 SCHEMATICS 0.pdf All Software 01-17-19
DVK-BL600-Sx-05 00276 v5.pdf All Software 01-17-19
SCH-PCB CAD Drawings Download.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