DVK-BL654 - Development kits for BL654 Bluetooth v5 / 802.15.4 / NFC modules

Platform for rapid wireless connectivity prototyping, providing multiple options for the development of Bluetooth Low Energy v5 plus Near Field Communication applications.

The Laird BL654 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 BL654 series of BLE modules featuring Laird's innovative event driven programming language - smartBASIC or for use with the Nordic SDK for C development.

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

Kits contain:

Development board The development board has the required BL654 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 board.
  • DC barrel plug for connection to external power supply (5.5VDC max)
  • 3x AAA battery holder fitted on underside of development board
  • Coin-cell holder (powers module only) fitted on underside of development board
Two-pin jumpers for pin headers (5) Five jumpers for 2.54 mm pitch headers used on BL654 development board.
Fly leads (6) Supplied to allow simple connection of any BL654 module pin (available on Plated Though Holes or headers on J44, J47, J48, J41, J29, J1, J12, J1, J5, J17, J21, J6 and J36).
External BLE dipole antenna

Supplied with Development Kit part # 455-00002 only.

External antenna, 2 dBi, FlexPIFA (Laird part #001-0022) with integral RF coaxial cable with 100 mm length and IPEX-4 compatible RF connector.

External NFC antenna

Supplied with Development Kit part # 455-00002 only

Laird NFC flexi-PCB antenna - Part # 0600-00061

Web link card

Provides links to additional information including the BL654 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 https://github.com/LairdCP/BL654-Applications

Part No.
Description
Pack Sizes
455-00001 Development kit for BL654 module with PCB trace antenna Each
455-00002 Development kit for BL654 module with IPEX connector Each
451-00001 BL654 module - PCB trace antenna Reel of 1000
45100002

BL654 module - IPEX connector for external antenna

Reel of 1000
451-00003 BL654 USB dongle Packs of 100

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Last updated: 23 May 2018