BL654 PA also has maximum design flexibility and performance. It is a full multi-protocol embedded wireless module with exceptional processing capability and extended PA/LNA support.
The module is centred around the Nordic nRF52840 solution. It has a small form factor and provides a secure, robust BLE and Cortex-M4F CPU for applications. The BL654 PA has programming options for both an intuitive AT command set and Laird Connectivity's own smartBASIC environment.
smartBASIC is an event-driven programming language to make integration easier. The language offers built-in functions that replace hundreds of lines of C code. It also acts as a bridge between software and hardware, allowing an application to work on any smartBASIC radio.
BL654 PA series allows developers access to all of the nRF52840 hardware features and capabilities including USB access and up to 5.5V supply. It also adds additional TX power capabilities via an integrated Skyworks PA. In addition to Bluetooth 5’s enhanced data rates and LE long-range, the BL654 PA also features BLE mesh capabilities in a high TX power platform, NFC, and Thread (802.15.4).
The BL654 PA also has robust security, industrial temperature rating, a small footprint, and modular FCC, IC, KC, RCM, and Bluetooth SIG approvals. Multiple low-cost development kits will also be available.