New Bluetooth 5 module delivers greater range and design flexibility

30-07-2019 | Laird | Subs & Systems

Laird Connectivity offers the new BL654 PA (Power Amplified) series which produces more power and range performance in a single Bluetooth solution than ever before.

The new PA gives OEMs maximum design flexibility and performance. The module is a complete multi-protocol embedded wireless product with excellent processing ability and extended PA/LNA support excellent for long-range applications or very challenging RF environments.

Powered by the Nordic nRF52840 silicon, these small form factor modules and development kits offer a secure, robust BLE and Cortex-M4F CPU for any OEM’s product design. The PA offers maximum development flexibility with programming options for a simple, intuitive AT command set, as well as the company's smartBASIC environment.

"The BL654 PA series is unmatched in the industry, providing engineers with secure Bluetooth connectivity and extended range ideal for any industrial IoT application," said Jonathan Kaye, Laird Connectivity’s senior director of Product Management. "The BL654 PA was designed with our North American industrial customers in mind, enabling further progress to the IoT where the extended range on top of the capabilities of Bluetooth 5 are needed. The adapters and development kits enable OEMs to drive their entire product development from a single, integrated multi-wireless MCU core platform with multiple software development environments.”

The BL654 PA also provides a small footprint, robust security, industrial temperature rating, and modular FCC, IC, KC, RCM, and Bluetooth SIG approvals, which stretch to an OEM’s design with no new testing for the fastest route to production.

By Natasha Shek