Overview: Bluetooth v4.0 Class 1 HCI

The BT800 series of Class 1, USB HCI modules, and packaged USB Dongle, are Laird's first dual-mode Bluetoothv4.0 offerings, bringing support for Classic Bluetoothand BluetoothLow Energy (BLE) for operating system backed devices.

  • The BT800 has a tiny footprint as small as 8.5 x 13mm, yet output power at 8dBm, making these modules ideal for applications where designers need both performance and minimum size. For maximum flexibility in systems integration, the modules are designed to support a full speed USB interface plus GPIO and additionally I2S and PCM audio interfaces.
  • These modules present a Bluetooth standard HCI interface and have native support for Windows and Linux Bluetooth software stacks. BT800 devices are fully qualified as a Bluetooth Subsystem. This allows designers to integrate their existing pre-approved Bluetooth Host and Profile subsystem stacks to gain a Bluetooth END product approval for their products.
  • The BT800 modules are engineered to provide for excellent RF performance with an integrated antenna and additional band pass filters to further reduce the regulatory and testing requirements for OEMs and ensures a hassle free development cycle. As an additional benefit of the BT800 modules, Laird has implemented CSR’s HID (Human Interface Device) Proxy Mode enabling out of the box HID connectivity for BLE pointing devices and / or BLE keyboard functionality, requiring zero host device software or configuration.
  • A fully featured, low-cost developer’s kit (DVK-BT800) is available for prototyping, debug and integration testing of the BT800 series modules and further reduces risk and time in development cycles.
  • Bluetooth v4.0 - Dual mode
  • Classic Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Compact footprint
  • Class 1 output – 8 dBm
  • USB, GPIO, I2S & PCM
  • Industrial temperature range
  • 64k EEPROM support for BLE HID Proxy
  • Bluetooth SIG approvals
  • FCC, IC, and CE approvals


Antenna OptionsComplianceConnector TypeDevelopment Kit ContentsInput Power
BT800Internal AntennaFCC / IC / CESMTDevelopment board and software tools1.7 - 3.6 V
BT800-02FCC / IC / CESMTDevelopment board and software tools1.7 - 3.6 V
BT800-02-T/RFCC / IC / CESMTDevelopment board and software tools1.7 - 3.6 V
BT800-ST-01-T/RTrace PinFCC / IC / CESMTDevelopment board and software tools1.7 - 3.6 V
DVK-BT800Internal AntennaUSB Pluggable
DVK-BT800-02Internal AntennaUSB Pluggable


  • Antenna Type
    Internal (Multilayer Ceramic)
  • Applications
    Medical Devices, ePOS, Barcode Scanners, Industrial Cable Replacement, M2M connectivity, Automotive, Fitness, Mobile Computers, Printers, Safety and Control, Digital Signage, Test and Measurement
  • Bluetooth Version
    v4.0 Dual Mode
  • Connector Type
  • Dimensions (L x W x H)
    13.00 x 8.50 x 1.60 mm (0.51 x 0.33 x 0.06 in)
  • Frequency
    2.402 - 2.480 GHz
  • Industries
    Automotive, Healthcare / Medical, Industrial / Production, Telecom, Computer / Gaming, Other
  • Logical Interfaces
  • Max Transmit Power
    Class 1 +8dBm from antenna
  • Power Consumption
    Idle (sleep): 200 uA. Tx (Max): <80 mA
  • Product Line
    Bluetooth v4.0 Class 1 HCI
  • Range
    Circa 100 meters
  • Receive Sensitivity
  • Weight
    .353 oz (10 g)
  • Wi-Fi Coexistence
    2 and 3 wire CSR schemes supported (Unity-3;Unity-3e and Unity+)
  • Wireless Specification
    802.11 b/g


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Arrow 1-855-326-4757
Avnet 1-480-643-2000
Digi-Key Corporation 1-800-344-4539
Future 1-800-675-1619
Mouser 1-800-346-6873
Newark 1-800-463-9275
Richardson RFPD 1-800-737-6937
Verical 1-855-837-4225

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