Laird’s BL653 modules support long-range BLE applications in harsh environments

New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor, Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the BL653 Series of modules from Laird Connectivity.

Featuring a range of configurable interfaces as well as an extended industrial temperature rating, the BL653 provides reliable Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity and support for NFC and 802.15.4 communication (Thread and Zigbee) for a range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications in industrial settings and other harsh environments.

The Laird Connectivity BL653 Series modules, available from Mouser Electronics, are small modules that deliver Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, longer range, multi-wireless capabilities, and an extended temperature range up to 105 degrees Celsius. Powered by the compact Nordic nRF52833 system-on-chip (SoC), BL653 modules capitalise on the SoC’s 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU, high output power of up to +8 dBm, and excellent sensitivity of -95 dBm sensitivity in 1 Mbps.

The modules offer Bluetooth 5.1 features such as direction finding with angle of arrival (AoA) and angle of departure (AoD), as well as long-range (Coded PHY) and 2M PHY support for data rates of 2 Mbits per second (Mbps), 1 Mbps, and 125 Kbps. The 15 mm × 10 mm × 2.2 mm modules also support flexibility in application design, enabling developers to choose between Laird Connectivity’s smartBASIC, simple AT command set, Nordic SDK, or Zephyr RTOS. The module family includes integrated PCB trace antenna options for overall design simplicity or Trace Pad variants for connecting a range of pre-certified internal and external antenna options.

The BL653 includes modular FCC, IC, CE, RCM, MIC, and Bluetooth SIG approvals, which extend to an OEM’s design with no new testing for the fastest route to production. Design engineers can take advantage of the fully featured BL653 development kit, available with either an internal antenna or a range of pre-certified external FlexPIFA antenna, which provides the necessary tools to begin Bluetooth Low Energy development.

As an authorised distributor, Mouser Electronics is focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies, giving customers an edge and helping speed time to market. Over 800 semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers count on Mouser to help them introduce their products into the global marketplace.

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