BL600 - Bluetooth BLE Peripheral Mode module featuring smartBASIC

BL600 compact Peripheral mode modules for development of BLE applications.

Laird's BL600 series Peripheral mode modules enable OEMs to add single-mode Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), to small, portable, power-conscious devices, including those powered by AAA or coin cell batteries.

Based on the world leading Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 chipset, BL600 modules provide exceptionally low power consumption with outstanding wireless range. The modules support a variety of ultra-low power saving modes to achieve power consumption as little as 600 nA in deep sleep mode and 8.1 mA when transmitting data at 0 dBm.

With a compact footprint of 19 mm x 12.5 mm, Laird's range of BL600 modules deliver maximum range and incorporate all the hardware and firmware required to support development of BLE applications, including:

  • Radio hardware
  • UART, SPI, I2C, ADC, and GPIO - for connecting peripherals and sensors
  • A complete BLE software  stack
  • GATT-based BLE profiles that include HeartRate, Thermometer and Proximity, plus support for multiple Custom profiles to suit your application's needs

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 using BLE to transfer it to any Bluetooth v4.0 device - smartphone,  tablet, gateway, or computer.

In addition to carrying FCC modular, IC, 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.

For sales and technical development support from our in-house engineering team, please contact the Alpha Micro team.

  • 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 Features
    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
Part No.
Pack Sizes
Bluetooth, Single Mode BLE Peripheral mode module featuring smartBASIC (Multilayer ceramic internal antenna)

Packs of 50


Bluetooth, Single Mode BLE Peripheral mode module featuring smartBASIC (Multilayer ceramic internal antenna)

Tape & reel packaging

Tape & reel 600 pcs (full reels only)
Bluetooth, Single Mode BLE Peripheral mode module featuring smartBASIC (IPEX4 antenna connector)
Packs of 5

Bluetooth, Single Mode BLE Peripheral mode module featuring smartBASIC (IPEX4 antenna connector)

Tape & reel packaging

Tape & reel 600 pcs (full reels only)
BL600-ST Bluetooth, Single Mode BLE Peripheral mode module featuring smartBASIC (trace pin) Each

Bluetooth, Single Mode BLE Peripheral mode module featuring smartBASIC (trace pin)

Tape & reel packaging

Tape & reel 600 pcs (full reels only)
DVK-BL600-SA Bluetooth development Kit for BL600-SA Each
BA600 Breakout board with mounted BL600-SA module, coin cell attachment and UART-USB adapter Each
BB600 Breakout board with mounted BL600-SA module Each
BC600 Breakout board with mounted BL600-SA module and coin cell attachment Each
DVK-BL600-SC Bluetooth development Kit for BL600-SC Each
DVK-BL600-ST Bluetooth development Kit for BL600-ST Each
QPK-nRF5x-01 Laird development board for FW upgrade of BL6xx and RM1xx series wireless modules. Includes: programming board, 1 x USB-A to USB micro cable & 1 x 10-pin flexi cable. REACH & RoHS. Each

Laird offer a range of development tools to provide a platform for rapid wireless connectivity prototyping, providing multiple options for the development of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) applications on Laird's BL600 single-mode module.

The DVK-BL600 development kit features Laird's innovative event-driven programming language smartBASIC. The complete functionality of the development kit hardware requires Laird BL600 smartBASIC runtime engine FW version v1.1.50.0 or later.


Laird's Bx600 breakout boards provide cost effective prototype flexibity, assist with developing low power designs (e.g. beacons) and enable an easy PC connection for vSP/serial testing:

BA600 - Breakout board with coin cell holder and UART-USB adapter



BB600 - Basic breakout board and pin-based power supply, access to I/O via through-holes


BC600 - Breakout board with coin cell holder


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Last updated: 20 May 2019