Laird Technologies recently announced the BL620 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module, which is the newest edition to its BL600 series. Although it uses the BL600 hardware, the BL620 “has a new firmware load supporting Central mode connectivity,” Laird noted in its product release.”The BL620 makes it easy to add single-mode Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), or Bluetooth Smart, to small, portable, power-conscious devices, including those powered by AAA or coin cell batteries.”
- Event-driven smartBASIC programming language, which significantly simplifies BLE integration.
- Reduces the engineering burden and design risk of integrating Bluetooth and BLE to a device.
- Fully approved programmable
- Compact footprint, low-power
If you already have a BL600 development kit, you can download the BL620 firmware and test it. You can download the BL620 firmware file from the Laird Bluetooth Firmware Download Center.
Source: Laird Technologies