BL652 - Bluetooth Low Energy (v4.2) + NFC Module

The BL652 introduces Bluetooth v4.2 and NFC, bringing industrial security and feature expansion to Laird's proven Bluetooth Low Energy modules and contains Bluetooth 5 ready hardware, pending the release of the Bluetooth 5 specification.

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Laird's BL652 module contains the latest generation silicon with Bluetooth Smart v4.2 capabilities and ultra-low power performance. Building on the strengths of the BL600 Series, the BL652's smaller form factor (14mm x 10mm), class leading Nordic nRF52 silicon, optimized low power schemes and smartBASIC programming language provide a secure, stable, hostless Bluetooth environment.

The BL652 introduces Bluetooth v4.2 and NFC, bringing industrial security and feature expansion to Laird's proven Bluetooth Low Energy modules. In addition, the BL652 contains Bluetooth 5 ready hardware, pending the release of the Bluetooth 5 specification.

Key Features:

  • Bluetooth v4.2 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) plus NFC
  • Widest range of configurable interfaces: UART, I2C, SPI, ADC, GPIO, PWM, FREQ, and NFC
  • Industrial Temp Rating (-40°C to +85°C)
  • Compact footprint (14mm x 10mm x 2.1mm)
  • BLE Peripheral/Central roles with DTM embedded
  • Major security upgrades: AES-128, Diffie-Hellman pairing, link layer privacy
  • Hostless operation - Internal MCU reduces BOM
  • Larger flash file systems for data and app storage

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Feature Specification
Wireless
Bluetooth V4.2 - Single-Mode (Peripheral and Central roles)
Frequency 2.402 - 2.480GHz
Transmit power

+4dBm (max.) Configurable down to -40dBm

Receive sensitivity -96dBm (typical)
Link budget 100dB (conducted)
Antenna options Chip antenna or IPEX MHF4 connector
Raw data rates (air) 1 Mbps
Host Interface and Peripherals
UART interface

TX, RX, CTS, RTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, RI possible in smartBASIC (GPIO). Default 115200, N, 8, 1. From 1200 bps to 921,600 bps

Other

UART

GPIO (31 maximum configurable lines)

I²C (1 from GPIO)

SPI (1 from GPIO)

ADC (8 from GPIO)

PWM and FREQ (Up to 12)

NFC (1 in NFC-A Listen Mode, Type 2)

Profiles

Bluetooth Low Energy

GATT Client & GATT Server - Any Adopted or Custom Services
Roles
Bluetooth Low Energy Central or Peripheral role. Programs can be loaded via UART or over the air
Programmability
smartBASIC On-board BASIC programming language
Nordic SDK Software/support available from Nordic directly
Control Protocols
Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC. vSP - Virtual Serial Port for BLE. Bluetooth Low Energy: Max 8 connections.
FW Upgrade
Via UART or JTAG
Supply Voltage
1.8V - 3.6V
Power Consumption
Current

Current: Max Peak Radio Current (@ +4dBm TX) - 7.5mA (DCDC)

Standby Doze - 1.2 uA

Deep Sleep - 0.4 uA (external signal wake up)

Development Tools
Utilities

UwTerminalX (Multi-platform)

Android and iOS applications

UART firmware upgrade

Physical
Dimensions

14mm x 10mm x 2.1mm

Environmental
Temperature range -40°C to +80°C
Approvals
Bluetooth Complete Declaration ID (pending
FCC/IC/CE/MIC

All BL652 series (pending)

RoHS

Lead-free and RoHS compliant

Part No.
Description
Pack Sizes
BL652-SA-xx Bluetooth Smart v4.2 + NFC Module - Integrated Antenna Tray of 70
BL652-SA-xx-T/R

Bluetooth Smart v4.2 + NFC Module - Integrated Antenna

Reel of 1000
BL652-SC-xx Bluetooth Smart v4.2 + NFC Module - IPEX MHF4 Antenna Connector Tray of 70
BL652-SC-xx-T/R

Bluetooth Smart v4.2 + NFC Module - IPEX MHF4 Antenna Connector

Reel of 1000
DVK-BL652-SA Development kit for BL652-SA Each
DVK-BL652-SC Development kit for BL652-SC 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

xx - Current firmware version at time of ordering

The Laird DVK-BL652 development kit provides a platform for rapid wireless connectivity prototyping, providing multiple options for the development of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) plus Near Field Communication (NFC) applications.

The Laird BLE development kit is designed to support the rapid development of applications and software for the BL652 series of BLE modules featuring Laird's innovative event driven programming language - smartBASIC.

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The kit contains:

Development board The development board has the required BL652 module soldered onto it and exposes all available hardware interfaces.
Power options
  • USB cable - Type A to micro type B. The cable also provides serial communications via the FTDI USB - RS232 converter chip on the development board.
  • DC barrel plug with clips for connection to external power supply (7-12Vdc)
  • 3x AAA battery holder fitted on underside of development board
  • Coin-cell holder (for powering BL652 module only, not the development board) fitted on underside of development board
Two-pin jumpers for pin headers (5) Five jumpers for 2.54 mm pitch headers used on DVK-BL652 development board.
Fly leads (6) Supplied to allow simple connection of any BL652 module pin (available on Plated Though Holes on J29, J40, J41, J44, and headers J5, J36 to any Arduino pin (available on Plated Though Holes on J15, J16, J22, J23)
External BLE dipole antenna External dipole antenna, 2 dBi, 2.4-2.5 GHz (Laird part #0600-00057) with integral RF coaxial cable with 100 mm length and IPEX-4 compatible RF connector.
NFC antenna Supplied with the DVK-BL652-SC development board only. Laird NFC flexi-PCB antenna.
Web link card

Provides links to additional information including the BL652 user guide, firmware, terminal utilities, schematics, quick start guides, firmware release notes and more.

Note: Sample smartBASIC applications are available to download from the Laird BL652 applications GitHub webpage

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Last updated: 4 May 2017