Bluetooth, NFC module enables next-generation IIoT

3rd June 2020
Mick Elliott

Laird Connectivity’s BL653 series enables industrial OEMs to robustly implement longer range BLE applications in the harshest operating environments.

It is available at distributor Digi-Key

Powered by Nordic’s nRF52833 silicon, the small form factor BL653 modules and DVKs provide for a secure, robust BLE and Cortex-M4F CPU for any OEM’s product design.

The BL653 provides users with maximum development flexibility with programming options for the Nordic SDK or Zephyr RTOS, a simple, intuitive AT command set, as well as Laird’s smartBASIC environment.

The BL653 series brings out all nRF52833 hardware features and capabilities including USB access, up to +8 dBm transmit power up to 5.5 V supply considerations, and NFC tag (Types 2/4) implementation.

Complete regulatory certifications enable faster time to market and reduced development risk completes Laird’s simplification of a user's next Bluetooth design.

Features include:

  • Bluetooth v5.1 BLE plus NFC
  • Bluetooth v5.2 capable
  • 802.15.4 radio (non-certified - Thread and Zigbee® via Nordic SDK or Thread via Zephyr)
  • Widest range of configurable interfaces: UART, I2C, SPI, ADC, GPIO, PWM, FREQ, USB, PDM, and NFC
  • Extended industrial temperature rating (-40°C to +105°C)
  • Ultra-small footprint (15 mm x 10 mm x 2.2 mm)
  • BLE peripheral/central roles supported
  • 2 Mbps and LE long range: support for 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, and 125 kps coded

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