BT830 - Bluetooth v4.0 Dual-Mode UART HCI Module

The BT830 series of UART HCI modules add to Laird's original dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 offerings (BT800 series), bringing support for Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in a tiny footprint.

The BT830 series of UART HCI modules are a complement to Laird's original dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 offerings (BT800 series), bringing support for Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in a tiny footprint.

Leveraging the market-leading CSR 8811 chipset, the BT830 series provides exceptionally low power consumption with outstanding range. Supporting the latest Bluetooth v4.0 Specification with EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), the Laird BT830 series enables OEMs to accelerate their development time for leveraging either Classic Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) into their operating system-based devices.

The BT830 has a footprint as small as 8.5 x 13 mm, yet output power at 7 dBm. This makes 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 UART interface plus GPIO and additionally I2S and PCM audio interfaces.

These modules present an HCI interface and have native support for Embedded Windows and Linux Bluetooth software stacks. All BT830 series devices are fully qualified by the Bluetooth SIG as a Hardware Controller Subsystem. This also 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 BT830 series is engineered to provide excellent RF performance with options for an integrated antenna or for an external antenna via a trace pin. Additionally, the modules have on-board band pass filters to further reduce the regulatory and testing requirements for OEMs, ensuring a hassle-free development cycle.

A fully featured, low-cost developer's kit is available for prototyping, debug, and integration testing of the BT830 series modules and further reduces risk and time in development cycles. Laird provides access to free technical support based in Europe, Asia and United States, as well as a large array of detailed Application Notes covering various topics to speed the OEM in testing, integrating and ultimately speeding time to market for BT830 based devices. In addition for BT830 customers using Windows CE and Windows Mobile, Laird has developed a new 'BooTpatch' driver for simple, copy and paste initialization of the BT830 configurations.

AlphaMicro_Laird_BT830-Diagram

Features:

  • Bluetooth v4.0 - Dual Mode
  • Classic Bluetooth
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  • Compact footprint
  • Class 1 output - 7 dBm
  • UART, GPIO, I2S, and PCM
  • Industrial Temperature Range
  • Bluetooth SIG approvals
  • FCC, IC, and CE approvals

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Feature Specification
Wireless
Bluetooth V4.0 Dual Mode
Frequency 2.402 - 2.480GHz
Max Tx Power

Class 1

+7dBm from antenna

+7dBm from trace pin

Rx Sensitivity -89dBm
Range Approx. 100m
Data Rates Up to 3Mbps (over the air)
Host Interfaces
UART

Tx, Rx, CTS, RTS

GPIO 6 configurable lines
Operational Modes
HCI Host Controller Interface over UART
Coexistence

802.11 Wi-Fi

2 and 3 wire CSR schemes supported

(Unity-3;Unity-3e)

Supply Voltage
Supply

1.8 - 3.6V

Power Consumption
Current Consumption

Idle Mode ~4.3 mA (Master; ACL link; No Traffic)

File Transfer ~7.1 mA (Master; ACL link; Traffic)

Connections
Antenna Options

Internal - Multilayer ceramic (BT830-SA)

External - SMT Pad (BT830-ST)

Physical
Dimensions

8.5 x 13 x 1.6 mm (BT830-SA and BT830-ST)

Environmental
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Approvals
Bluetooth Hardware Controller Subsystem
FCC/IC/CE

All BT830 series

RoHS

Lead-free and RoHS compliant

Warranty 1 year
  • Medical devices
  • AIDC devices
  • ePOS terminals
  • Barcode scanners
  • Industrial cable replacement
  • M2M connectivity
  • Automotive diagnostic equipment
Part No.
Description
Pack Sizes
BT830-SA-xx
Class 1 Bluetooth v4.0 Dual mode UART HCI module - integrated antenna (Multilayer ceramic internal antenna)

Trays of 135

BT830-SA-xx-T/R

Class 1 Bluetooth v4.0 Dual mode UART HCI module - integrated antenna (Multilayer ceramic internal antenna)

Tape & reel packaging

Tape & reel, 600 pcs
BT830-ST-xx Class 1 Bluetooth v4.0 Dual mode UART HCI module - SMT pad Trays of 135
BT830-ST-xx-T/R Class 1 Bluetooth v4.0 Dual mode UART HCI module - SMT pad Tape & reel, 600 pcs
DVK-BT830-SA-xx Development kit for BT830-SA module Each
DVK-BT830-ST-xx Development kit for BT830-ST module Each

xx - Current firmware version at time of ordering

Laird's Development Kit (DVK-BT830) provides a platform for rapid prototyping of BT830 series modules. The development board provides simple, easy to use access to the various hardware interfaces and configuration options for the module. The DVK is the perfect platform to provide for early development testing of the BT830 series features and functionality, prior to designing the module onto a host PCB.

AlphaMicro_Laird_BT800_DVK_set_300pxThe kit includes:

  • Development motherboard with a BT830 module soldered on
  • USB A to USB Mini B USB cable
  • Pin header fly leads
  • Insert card with links to additional information
  • External antenna (only included with DVK-BT830-ST)

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Last updated: 1 September 2016