BL652 - Bluetooth v5 module with NFC

Bluetooth v5 and NFC modules offer industrial security and optimised low power schemes.

Laird's BL652 module contains the latest generation silicon with Bluetooth v5 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 v5 and NFC, bringing industrial security and feature expansion to Laird's proven Bluetooth Low Energy modules.

Key Features:

  • Bluetooth 5 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) plus NFC
  • Widest range of configurable interfaces: UART, I2C, SPI, ADC, GPIO, PWM, FREQ, and NFC ▪ Industrial Temp Rating (-40º to +85º C)
  • Ultra-Small 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
  • Built on years of experience with Nordic (BL600 Series BLE modules)
  • Fully featured development kit with Arduino shield connectors, support for multiple external sensors

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

  • Antenna Type
    Chip antenna or IPEX MHF4 Connector
  • Applications
    EIoT Devices and Sensors, Beacons and Proximity Applications, Secure Medical Peripherals, Industrial Monitoring
  • Bluetooth Version
    v5 (Firmware v28.7.3.0 or later. Earlier firmware is v4.2)
  • Development Kit Contents
    Development board and free software tools
  • Dimensions (L x W x H)
    14.00 x 10.00 x 2.10 mm (0.55 x 0.39 x 0.08 in)
  • Logical Interfaces
  • Power Consumption
    Current: Max Peak Radio Current (@ +4dBm TX) - 7.5mA (DCDC). Standby Doze - 1.2 uA. Deep Sleep - 0.4 uA (external signal wake up)
  • Product Line
    Bluetooth v5 + NFC
  • Profiles
    Bluetooth Low Energy: GATT Client & GATT Server - Any Adopted or Custom Services
  • Protocols
    Any that can be implemented using smartBASIC. vSP - Virtual Serial Port for BLE. Bluetooth Low Energy: Max 8 connections.
  • Receive Sensitivity
    -96 dBm (typical)
Part No.
Pack Sizes
BL652-SA Bluetooth Smart v4.2 + NFC module - Chip antenna Tray of 70

Bluetooth Smart v4.2 + NFC module - Chip antenna

Reel of 1000
BL652-SC Bluetooth Smart v4.2 + NFC Module - IPEX MHF4 connector for external antenna Tray of 70

Bluetooth Smart v4.2 + NFC Module - IPEX MHF4 connector for external antenna

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

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.


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: 14 May 2019