Bx600 Series Breakout Boards

BLUETOOTH DESIGN THAT SCALES TO YOU.

The Bx600 breakout boards provide a streamlined approach for simplified BL600 prototyping in as little as a tenth of the cost. These Bluetooth Low Energy development options come in three packages: basic breakout board, board with coin cell attachment, and board with coin cell attachment and USB-to-UART adapter. The DVK-BL600 contains a wider variety of hardware components such as interfaces, sensors, LEDs, and power options.

BENEFITS

THE RIGHT HARDWARE FOR YOUR DESIGN REQUIREMENT

Whether you need a simple BLE prototype option or lots of sensors and interfaces for testing, Laird’s development options have you in mind. The Bx600 breakout boards are a cost-effective and direct: The BB600 has through holes for breadboarding; The BC600 includes a mounted coin cell power adapter for designing low-power solutions directly on the board; The BA600 bundles the coin cell adapter with a USB to UART adapter for power flexibility and PC testing with applications like vSP. The DVK-BL600 offers extensive onboard equipment to help you design for any application.

CROSS PLATFORM SOFTWARE LETS YOU DEVELOP YOUR WAY

Laird’s new UwTerminalX software takes UwTerminal to the next level, bringing smartBASIC to all desktop environments. UwTerminalX (Windows / Linux / OSX) lets you control the BL600 in command mode and compile, load, and run smartBASIC scripts on the device. Companion apps for UwTerminalX include MultiDeviceLoader, which lets you deploy a script to as many as ten devices at once, and TermNotify, which enables connection alerts and status info from the OS system tray. All of this is hosted on GitHub, so you can modify the project to meet your needs.

PERSONAL SUPPORT FROM DESIGN TO MANUFACTURE

Laird’s support team is always standing by to provide integration support, analysis, and troubleshooting for all currently supported hardware. Working in the same offices as Laird engineering, Embedded Wireless Support is your personal bridge to all of Laird’s software, experience, and expertise. Laird guarantees a fast response and is dedicated to seeing your product through design to manufacturing. And our online support center serves as an archive of many common questions, as well as hundreds of support documents and software files.

COMPARISON

  BA600 BB600 BC600 DVK-BL600
Designed For Smaller, streamlined access to the module and easy connection into a breadboard or a header on your host device. Convenient for simply adding the BL600 into any Bluetooth Smart / BLE design, enabling a faster time to market. Fully-featured board with sensors and interfaces for a complete development solution. Evaluate the BL600 outside of your host system with a high degree of measurability, testing, and insight.
Module Options BL600-SA BL600-SA, BL600-SC, BL600-ST BL620-SA, BL620-SC, BL620-ST (via firmware upgrade)
Antenna Options Integrated Integrated (-SA Modules) IPEX MHF4 (-SC Modules) Trace Pin (-ST Modules)
BLE Role Peripheral only (BL600) Central (BL620) or Peripheral (BL600)
Power Options BB600: Power Pin
BC600: Coin Cell Adapter
BA600: Coin Cell Adapter, USB
DC Jack (4.5 – 5.5 V), 3xAAA batteries, or USB B cable, CR2032 Coin Cell (powers module only)
Additional Hardware BB600: None
BC600: Configuration Jumpers
BA600: USB Cable, USB-to-UART Adapter, Jumpers
Temperature sensor, voltage measurement circuit, programmable LED array and push button switches
Connection Interfaces Access to all I/O via through-hole plates, USB-to-UART adapter (BA600) UART, JTAG, USB-to-UART Adapter, Access to all I/O via through-hole plates
Warranty 1 Year Limited Lifetime 1 Year Limited Lifetime

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