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.

Based on the award winning Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 chipset, BL620 modules provide exceptionally low power consumption with outstanding wireless range, all within a compact footprint of 19 mm x 12.5 mm. The modules incorporate all the hardware and firmware required to support development of BLE Central mode applications.

BL620-US USB Dongle

The BL620-US USB Dongle has been developed to take advantage of the BL620 module, providing the ability to add BLE Central Mode capabilities to Windows operating systems supporting a USB interface and virtual COM port. The control and configuration is via a standard virtual COM port and smartBASIC. The dongle provides the ability to load smartBASIC applications over the air (OTA) to a BL600 peripheral mode module.

BL620-US

Specifications

Bluetooth Version
V4.0 – Single-Mode – Central mode
Chipset
Nordic nRF51822
Antenna Options
Intgerated, External via IPEX MHF4 or Trace Pad
BT Class
Class 2
Certifications
FCC, IC, CE, SIG
Compliance
Lead-free and RoHS compliant
Data Rate
1 Mbps (over the air)
Dimension (Height - mm)
3 mm
Dimension (Length - mm)
19 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
12.5 mm
Encryption
AES: 128 bit using CCM encryption
Frequency Range (Max)
2.480 GHz
Frequency Range (Min)
2.402 GHz
GATT
GATT Client and Server Capability
Interfaces
28 lines – multi function
Logical Interfaces
UART (TX, RX, CTS, RTS. DTR, DSR, DCD, RI can be implemented in smartBASIC)
GPIO (Up to 28 lines)
SPI (3 lines)
I2C (2 lines)
ADC (6 lines plus ADC reference)
Max Transmit Power
4 dBm
Operating Temperature
-40° to +85° C when powered at 3.3 V +/- 10%
-25° to +75° C when powered at 1.8V (contact Laird for any query)
Power Consumption
System Idle: 3.5uA
Transmit: 10.5mA @ 0dBm
Processor On Board
Cortex M0
Protocols
Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC
Receive Sensitivity
-91dBm
Stack On Board
Yes
Storage Temp - Max (°C)
+85 °C
Storage Temp - Min (°C)
-40 °C
Voltage
1.8V – 3.6V – internal LDO
2.1V – 3.6V – internal DCDC converter
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-SA SMA 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 GHz 2.402 GHz 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 GHz 2.402 GHz 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 GHz 2.402 GHz 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 Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
BL620-US USB Pluggable Any that can be implemented with smartBASIC v4.0 Single Mode Nordic nRF51822 FCC/IC/CE/MIC 1 Mbps (over the air) 10.6 mm 64 mm 20 mm 2.4 GHz 2.480 GHz 2.402 GHz 1.8 V - 3.6 V USB +4 dBm 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) .353 oz (10 g) Bluetooth Version 4.0 Central Mode

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BL620-US

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 All Application Note 02-28-19
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 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
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 Datasheet 03-05-19
Product Brief - BL620.pdf All Brochure 03-05-19
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
EN 300 328 (2.4 GHz) BT LE V1.9.1 - BL620-US.pdf BL620-US Certification 01-17-19
Walkthrough - Beacons for smartBASIC (BL600 and BT900).pdf BL620-US Documentation 01-17-19
Quick Start Guide - BL620-US.pdf BL620-US Documentation 01-17-19