Overview

The BT830 series of UART HCI modules are a complement to Laird's original dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 offerings (BT800 series), bringing support for Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in a tiny footprint. Leveraging the market-leading CSR 8811 chipset, the BT830 series provides exceptionally low power consumption with outstanding range. Supporting the latest Bluetooth v4.0 Specification with EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), the Laird BT830 series enables OEMs to accelerate their development time for leveraging either Classic Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) into their operating system-based devices.

Additionally, Laird has partnered with SEARAN for support of their ultra small, flexible ‘dotstack’ platform for embedded Cortex M3 and M4 implementations. 

Specifications

Bluetooth Version
V4.0 Dual Mode
Chipset
CSR 8811
Antenna Options
Integrated or External via Trace Pad
BT Class
Class 1
Certifications
FCC, IC, CE, MIC, SIG
Compliance
Lead-free and RoHS compliant
Data Rate
Up to 3 Mbps (over the air)
Dimension (Height - mm)
13 mm
Dimension (Length - mm)
8.5 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
1.6 mm
Logical Interfaces
UART (TX, RX, CTS, RTS), GPIO (6 configurable lines)
Max Transmit Power
+7 dBm from antenna
+7 dBm from trace pin
Operating Temp - Max (°C)
+85 °C
Operating Temp - Min (°C)
-30 °C
Range
Circa 100 meters
Receive Sensitivity
-89dBm
Storage Temp - Max (°C)
+85 °C
Storage Temp - Min (°C)
-40 °C
Wi-Fi Coexistence
3 wire CSR schemes supported (Unity-3 and Unity-3e)
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power Max Transmit Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
BT830-SA-01-T/R Integrated Antenna v4.0 Dual Mode CSR 8811-A08 FCC / IC / CE SMT Up to 3 Mbps Development board and software tools 1.6 mm 13 mm 8.5 mm 2.4 GHz 2.480 GHz 2.402 GHz 3.0 – 3.6V +7 dBm 7.1 mA 7.1 mA 7.1 mA AT Command Set 100 meters -89dBm < .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth v4.0 Classic
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power Max Transmit Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
BT830-ST Trace Pin v4.0 Dual Mode CSR 8811-A08 FCC / IC / CE SMT Up to 3 Mbps Development board and software tools 1.6 mm 13 mm 8.5 mm 2.4 GHz 2.480 GHz 2.402 GHz 3.0 – 3.6V +7 dBm 7.1 mA 7.1 mA 7.1 mA AT Command Set 100 meters -89dBm < .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth v4.0 Classic
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power Max Transmit Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
BT830-SA Integrated Antenna v4.0 Dual Mode CSR 8811-A08 FCC / IC / CE SMT Up to 3 Mbps Development board and software tools 1.6 mm 13 mm 8.5 mm 2.4 GHz 2.480 GHz 2.402 GHz 3.0 – 3.6V +7 dBm 7.1 mA 7.1 mA 7.1 mA AT Command Set 100 meters -89dBm < .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth v4.0 Classic
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power Max Transmit Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
BT830-SA-01 Integrated Antenna v4.0 Dual Mode CSR 8811-A08 FCC / IC / CE SMT Up to 3 Mbps Development board and software tools 1.6 mm 13 mm 8.5 mm 2.4 GHz 2.480 GHz 2.402 GHz 3.0 – 3.6V +7 dBm 7.1 mA 7.1 mA 7.1 mA AT Command Set 100 meters -89dBm < .035 oz (< 1g) Bluetooth v4.0 Classic
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Connector Type Data Rate Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Max Transmit Power Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Wireless Specification Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Input Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Weight Compliance
DVK-BT830-ST Integrated Antenna v4.0 Dual Mode CSR 8811-A08 USB Pluggable Up to 3 Mbps 2.4 GHz 2.480 GHz 2.402 GHz +7 dBm AT Command Set 100 meters -89dBm Bluetooth v4.0 Classic Development board and software tools 1.6 mm 13 mm 8.5 mm 3.0 – 3.6V 7.1 mA 7.1 mA 7.1 mA < .035 oz (< 1g) FCC / IC / CE
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Compliance Connector Type Data Rate Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Input Power Max Transmit Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Wireless Specification Weight
BT830-ST-01-T/R Trace Pin v4.0 Dual Mode CSR 8811-A08 FCC / IC / CE SMT Up to 3 Mbps Development board and software tools 1.6 mm 13 mm 8.5 mm 2.4 GHz 2.480 GHz 2.402 GHz 3.0 – 3.6V +7 dBm 7.1 mA 7.1 mA 7.1 mA AT Command Set 100 meters -89dBm Bluetooth v4.0 Classic < .035 oz (< 1g)
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Connector Type Data Rate Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Max Transmit Power Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Wireless Specification Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Input Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Weight Compliance
DVK-BT830-SA Integrated Antenna v4.0 Dual Mode CSR 8811-A08 USB Pluggable Up to 3 Mbps 2.4 GHz 2.480 GHz 2.402 GHz +7 dBm AT Command Set 100 meters -89dBm Bluetooth v4.0 Classic Development board and software tools 1.6 mm 13 mm 8.5 mm 3.0 – 3.6V 7.1 mA 7.1 mA 7.1 mA < .035 oz (< 1g) FCC / IC / CE
Antenna Options Bluetooth Version Chipset (Wireless) Connector Type Data Rate Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min) Max Transmit Power Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Wireless Specification Development Kit Contents Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Input Power Power Consumption Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Weight Compliance
DVK-BT830-SA-01 Integrated Antenna v4.0 Dual Mode CSR 8811-A08 USB Pluggable Up to 3 Mbps 2.4 GHz 2.480 GHz 2.402 GHz +7 dBm AT Command Set 100 meters -89dBm Bluetooth v4.0 Classic Development board and software tools 1.6 mm 13 mm 8.5 mm 3.0 – 3.6V 7.1 mA 7.1 mA 7.1 mA < .035 oz (< 1g) FCC / IC / CE

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Application Note - BT830 BCCMD tool on Linux.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - BT830 UART HCI Module for Big Windows-BtCLI Tool.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - BT830 Configuration File for BooTpatch.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
EN 301 489-1, -17 (WLAN) BT830-SA, BT830-ST.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 62311 and EN 50385 (RF Exposure) BT830.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC - RSS-210 BT EDR (BT830-SA, BT830-ST).pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC Part 15B and ICES-003 (BT830-SA, BT830-ST).pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15.247 BT LE (BT830-SA, BT830-ST).pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC 15.247 BT EDR (BT830-SA, BT830-ST).pdf All Certification 01-17-19
IC RSS-210 BT LE (BT830-SA, BT830-ST).pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC DTS Grant (BT830).pdf All Certification 01-17-19
FCC DSS Grant (BT830).pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 300 328 (2.4 GHz) BT EDR v2.1.1 - BT830-SA, BT830-ST.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 300 328 (2.4 GHz) BT LE - v2.1.1 - BT830-SA, BT830-ST.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 62479 - RF Exposure BT830-SA, BT830-ST.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EN 60950-1 - BT830.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EU Declaration of Conformity - BT830.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
EU Declaration of Conformity - BT8xx - 2017.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017 All Certification 03-01-19
MIC Grant 201-170892.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
MIC STD-T66 Bluetooth - BT830 - JR442804-03AD.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
MIC STD-T66 Bluetooth LE - BT830 - JR442804-03AE.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
RoHSII - EU WEEE Compliance BT RAMP v1 8 All Certification 07-12-19
Software Integration Guide - BT830 Using the Laird BooTpatch for Configuration.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
BT830 SA 3D Models - Solidworks.ZIP All Documentation 01-23-19
BT830 ST 3D Models - Solidworks.ZIP All Documentation 01-23-19
DVK-BT830 Schematic v01.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Hardware Integration Guide - BT830 Development Kit.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Product Brief - BT830.pdf All Brochure 03-04-19
Datasheet - BT830 v1.9 All Datasheet 03-05-19
BT830 WM65 1 0 0 7.cab All Software 01-17-19
BT830 - ST 3D Models and Drawings.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM5 LBT 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM5 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM65 LBT 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM65 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WEC7 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WEC7 LBT 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE5 LBT 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE5 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE6 LBT 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE6 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 Development Kit Schematics.pdf All Software 01-17-19
BT830 - SA 3D Models and Drawings.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 Configuration Files 0.zip All Software 01-17-19
Bluetooth Development Kit Terminal Download.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 ST.ZIP All Software 01-23-19
BT830 SA.ZIP All Software 01-23-19
BT830 CE6 LBT 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE6 LBT 1 0 0 7.cab All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE6 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE6 1 0 0 7.cab All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE5 LBT 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE5 LBT 1 0 0 7.cab All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE5 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 CE5 1 0 0 7.cab All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WEC7 LBT 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WEC7 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM65 LBT 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM65 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM65 1 0 0 7.cab All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM5 LBT 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM5 LBT 1 0 0 7.cab All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM5 1 0 0 7.zip All Software 01-17-19
BT830 WM5 1 0 0 7.cab All Software 01-17-19
Application Note - Guidelines for Replacing Antennas v1.0 All Application Note 01-17-19
PCN 10B-2018 All Documentation 05-20-19

FAQ

Are Laird's BT/ BLE Modules "Intrinsically Safe"?

Yes it is possible that Laird's BLE modules could be utilized in a end device that is certified as"Intrinsically Safe". We do not currently have any end customers doing this with all of Laird's BT/BLE modules, some of our BT/BLE modules have been successfully certified by our customers. As a valuable point of information, Intrinsically Safe certifications are detailed and extensive, requiring NDA restricted information on our modules which we can support based on the commercial opportunity. The detailed analysis and testing of the end production solution is the responsibility of the end customer working with their certified test house. 

BT8xx and HID Proxy Mode: As a customer, what equipment do I need to enable HID mode?

A programming jig can be used for loose modules (BT800/BT810). You should consider obtaining the CSR-SPI adaptor although a USB interface also works. If the modules need to first be soldered to your PCB, the USB/SPI interface should be externally available to a PC. The programming PC should be running the Windows 8 operating system.

BT8xx and HID Proxy Mode: Is Windows 8 the only way to program the BT8xx?

You can use Windows 7 to run CSR Pstools to enable HID proxy mode. But you cannot do it for a second time because Windows 7 does not ‘switch’ to HCI mode. HCI mode is required to run the Pstools over a USB interface.

BT8xx and HID Proxy Mode: Will the BT8XX work with my BT keyboard and mouse?

This depends on your computer’s operating system and in which mode you have the BT8xx configured.

If the BT8xx is configured in HID mode, it will work with the following:

BLE Keyboard and Mouse in Computer BIOS screen

BLE Keyboard and Mouse in Windows 8

Classic BT HID keyboard and mouse in Windows 8

If the BT8xx is configured in HCI mode, it will work with the following:

Classic BT HID keyboard and mouse in Windows 8

BLE Keyboard and Mouse in Windows 8

Classic BT HID keyboard and mouse in Windows XP and 7.

Can I retrieve a BTADDR from an HID connection even in smartBASIC?

Currently you are unable to retrieve a BTADDR from a HID connection event with smartBASIC however an extension is planned for a future firmware update release which will include this functionality.  

Can I use BT800/BT820/BT830 for audio application?

These are HCI modules. You will need a host MCU and have some sort of BT stack on the MCU side. We are partnering with Searan, and they have BT stack which can operate on these modules for audio application.

Can I use the Manufacturer's Specific AD record Data Type for Proprietary Data?

The Manufacturer's Specific Data Type is used for manufacturer specific data which can be proprietary data structures defined by the manufacturer and only identifiable by manufacturer's equipment/applications. To use the Manufacturer's Specific Data Type you need to have a Company Identifier as assigned by the BT SIG. You must be a registered member of the BT SIG and must apply for the company identifier using the process below (found at this link: https://www.bluetooth.com/specifications/assigned-numbers/company-ident…)   Application & Assignment Process Submit the following below to  Bluetooth Support : Company information (legal name of company) Name of company's primary contact (name and email) A statement that your company is currently a Bluetooth SIG member in good standing* Please allow five business days for your request to be fulfilled, and two business days from the time your request is fulfilled to view your Company Identifier on this page. *  ? BLUETOOTH Member in Good Standing ? shall mean any firm, corporation or other legal entity that has been admitted to membership in the BLUETOOTH SIG, whether a Promoter Member, Associate Member or Adopter Member, as defined in the organizational documents, that has fulfilled all of the requirements for membership, has paid and is current with payment of any and all membership fees, dues and assessments, and whose membership neither has been voluntarily or involuntarily suspended, terminated, or withdrawn from membership consistent with the lawful provisions of the organizational documents of the BLUETOOTH SIG.?

Can the BT830 use HCI over H4?

Yes, but you need to send the following over BCSP # PSKEY_HOST_INTERFACE UART link running H4 psset 0x01f9 0x0003 psset 0x01C0 0x08a8 sleep 300 H4 will then become active after a soft reset. Note that this configuration data will be lost after a power cycle. This means these configuration commands need to be sent over BCSP each time the module powers up.

Do we recommend conformal coating your modules?

We highly do not recommend conformal coating the radio module. If you plan on encapsulating the radio module in a potting compound or conformal coating, you must assure that the compound in liquid or solid form does not enter under the shield where there are sensitive RF components. Some of the capacitive and inductance values are as low (pF and nH) and could be sensitive to contacting materials such as potting compounds. There are potting compounds and conformal coatings which have very good dielectric constants and are suitable for 2.4 GHz potting applications, however, when you apply any of these, they were not accounted for in the circuit design and might reduce performance of the device (or all together cause it not to function).  You should run tests on their particular potting compound and evaluate radio's performance and range.  Also, it's worth mentioning that applying any compound, conformal coating or potting directly to the module WILL void the warranty. If your application requires 100% sealing of the radio module, there is a way to do this very successfully without impacting the module performance. Simply place the module on your PCB. Place a plastic cover over the module (like a hat), make the cover large enough to cover the whole module. Apply glue around the bottom perimeter of the cover where it sits on the PCB. This allows the module to function in free air-space while there is a complete seal around it. This information is only for reference and we recommend you should conduct your own testing with your prototype of your end application to find the best suitable fit for your design.  

HCI module of BLE support for WinCE?

Even though the module HW supports BLE, you still need the host BT stack to support it. Windows CE only supports Classic BT, but not BLE. Customer should consider built-in stack module such as BT900.  

hcitattach command no longer works?

I have migrated bluez libraries from 4.x to 5.x, in order to get BLE support. But I could no longer hcitattach the serial HCI module. BlueZ has introduced the btattach command in release 5.37, as the successor to hciattach, and command syntax is quite different. Please check BlueZ manual for details.  

How many reflows do you recommend for your modules?

We only recommend reflowing our modules once as it can damage the module and void the warranty.

I have a BT800, and I know Laird supplies a MAC address (0016A4XXXXXX), but the host returns a different MAC starting with (00 24 5B XXXXXX)?

Check your schematic and the HIG. It is probably "VDD_PADS" not being powered properly. It is the power rail of alI I/O pads including the EEprom. The MAC address is stored in the EEprom.

Is there any BT stack available for the BT800/820/830 module?

For HCI modules, We are partnering with Searan for the BT stack. Customers can contact Laird regional Sales/FAE for contact information.

What are the available CAD file formats?

Laird Connectivity provides layout files PADS and PADS ASCII formats. The ASCII files will import to Altium (and Protel varients) as well as Cadence (Orcad and Allegro) CAD packages. As far as we know, there is no way to import to Eagle CAD. Please be sure to use the .asc file for PCB and the .txt file for the schematic when importing to Altium. Laird Connectivity uses ORCAD for schematics (Gerbers). 

What criteria should be confirmed when soldering Bluetooth modules?

The factors to confirm when checking the soldering job on Bluetooth modules are solder stencil aperture size, solder stencil thickness, solder ball size, solder type, and the MSL guidelines. If the parts have been left out for too long then the modules should be baked to remove any moisture prior to soldering. If there are any failures, we highly recommend providing an x-ray of the module.

What is the recommendation for washing BT/BLE modules?

We recommend using de-ionized water. Additionally, we recommend avoiding any sonic vibration, heat, and pressure washing as well as any other soaps/chemicals.

What's the recommended process to clean modules?

The recommended cleanser is "hydrocarbon cleaning oil", which can be used to clean the RF shield and PCB. We do not recommend the use of alcohol as it doesn't work as well and could leave residue on the boards.  

Who is responsible for providing the Bluetooth QDID for a host system?

The responsability for providing the QDID for a host system is with the provider of the stack that is used on that system. If for instance the host system uses a module that requires the Bluetooth stack to run on that system (e.g. Lairds Sterling-LWB in a Linux platform) the QDID must be provided by the stack vendor whos stack is running on that Linux platform. Challenges might occur when an open-source, community based stack is used. If a module with integrated stack us used (e.g. Lairds BL652) the QDID is provided by the module vendor.  

 

 

Does Laird Connectivity provide 3D files for modules?

Laird Connectivity provides 3D files (STEP) files for most but not all of it's modules.  Based on the nature of the information in the files, in most cases Laird requires a login to access these files as well as layout files and software/firmware downloads.  As such, for most modules, the 3D files are found under the Software Downloads tab of the product page.  The page offers a credentials request link for customers who need credentials.  In most cases, the credentials are provided via return email within about 10 minutes. Please contact support if you have any additional questions or have any issues accessing our downloads.