Laird’s new BL652 module simplifies RF design and certification efforts for EioT (Enterprise Internet of Things) projects while delivering enhanced security via the Nordic nRF52 Chipset and BLE 4.2 technology. By utilizing the BL652, engineers and designers can quickly and easily integrate highly-secure Bluetooth Smart capabilities into EIoT applications while reducing the engineering burden and technical risk of other approaches. The BL652 is a fully-integrated, stand-alone BLE and NFC solution ideal for a number of applications including EIoT devices in industrial or commercial settings, medical peripherals, as well as sensors and beacons. The module also features robust security as well as outstanding power performance, critical for many EIoT applications where BLE devices must run battery-powered for an extended amount of time without human intervention.
Based on the class-leading Nordic nRF52 series, the module’s ultra-small 14 x 10 mm form factor, optimized low power schemes. The module gives customers the freedom to design either with the Nordic Software Development Kit or smartBasic. The smartBASIC option provides a robust, stable, stand-alone Bluetooth environment for any embedded design that enables designers without BLE design experience and C programming experience to quickly complete projects. Companies who have worked with the Laird BL600 module in the past can seamlessly transition those applications over to the new BL652 module. One of the biggest advantages of Laird modules like the BL652 is the breadth of certifications and antenna options that are offered, covering four antenna variations approved by certifications bodies in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.