BL600 Series

Overview: Bluetooth v4.0 Single Mode

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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.

  • What makes the modules unique is smartBASIC, an event-driven programming language that enables standalone operation of the module whereby sensors can be attached via any of the interfaces without the need for an external processor. A simple smartBASIC application encapsulates the complete end-to-end process of reading, writing, and processing of sensor data and then uses BLE to transfer it to any Bluetooth Smart device – smartphone, tablet, gateway, or computer. Ultimately smartBASIC accelerates initial development, creation of prototypes, and mass production by providing you with your own BLE expert within the module.
  • In addition to carrying FCC modular, IC, MIC, and CE approvals, BL600 modules are fully qualified as a Bluetooth End Products, enabling designers to integrate the modules in devices without the need for further Bluetooth Qualification. A low-cost developer’s kit including simple software tools simplifies module integration and guarantees the fastest route to market.
  • Available:
  • BL600-SA
  • BL600-ST
  • BL600-SC
  • Bluetooth v4.0 - Single Mode
  • External or Internal Antennas
  • smartBASIC programming language
  • Full Bluetooth EPL


Antenna OptionsInternal AntennaInternal AntennaIPEX MHF4 ConnectorTrace PinInternal AntennaIPEX MHF4 ConnectorSMA Connector
Connector TypeSMTSMTSMTSMTUSB PluggableUSB PluggableUSB Pluggable


  • Applications
    Medical Devices, AMR, Automotive Audio System, ePOS, Barcode Scanners, Industrial Cable Replacement, M2M connectivity, Automotive, Camera Control, Data Storage, Diagnostic, Fitness, Games, GNSS Navigation, GPS Tracker, HVAC, Mobile Computers, Printers, Safety and Control, Security Devices, Weigh Scales, Test and Measurement, Sensors
  • BLE Services
    Generic Access, Battery Service, Device Information Service, Heart Rate Service, Health Thermometer Service, Immediate Alert Service, Link Loss Service, Tx Power Service, Blood Pressure Service
  • Bluetooth Version
    v4.0 Single Mode
  • Connector Type
  • Data Rate
    1 Mbps (over the air)
  • Development Kit Contents
    Development board and free Software Tools
  • Dimensions (L x W x H)
    19.00 x 12.50 x 3.00 mm (0.75 x 0.49 x 0.12 in)
  • Frequency
    2.402 - 2.480 GHz
  • Industries
    Automotive, Healthcare / Medical, Industrial / Production, Telecom, Computer / Gaming, Other
  • Logical Interfaces
  • Max Transmit Power
  • Product Benefits
    • Ultra low power consumption
    • Fast Time to Market
    • FCC, CE, IC, Taiwan (-SA version only) and Japan certified; other regulatory certifications on request
    • No external components required
    • Compact Footprint
  • Product Line
    Bluetooth v4.0 Single Mode
  • Profiles
    ANY Custom Service (plus Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Health Thermometer, Proximity, and Find Me included in sample apps library)
  • Protocols
    Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC
  • Receive Sensitivity
    -91dBm (typical)
  • Weight
    .035 oz(< 1g)
  • Wireless Specification
    Bluetooth Version 4.0 BLE



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