||Chesterfield, MO — Laird has launched its first dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 modules. The high-performance Class 1 Bluetooth 800 Series modules, along with associated development kits, are available now in mass-production quantities from all of the company's global distributors.
Key application areas for the BT800 Series modules include AIDC devices, such as handheld computers and barcode scanners, medical devices, ePOS terminals, and industrial cable replacement. The new modules offer dual-mode, or Bluetooth Smart Ready support, enabling connections to devices that support BLE and Classic (pre-v4.0) Bluetooth.
The modules are suitable for applications where designers require maximum performance in a small size. With a tiny footprint (8.5 x 13mm), yet output power at 8dBm, a BT800 Series module adds robust, long-range Bluetooth data connectivity to any device that has its own Bluetooth software stack. The series also provides HID (Human Interface Device) Proxy Mode, enabling out-of-the box HID connectivity for devices such as a keyboard and mouse.
For maximum flexibility in systems integration, the modules are designed to support a full speed USB interface plus GPIO and I2S and PCM audio interfaces. All modules present a Bluetooth standard HCI interface and have native support for a wide range of Windows and Linux Bluetooth software stacks.
Contact: Laird Technologies, 16401 Single Ridge Rd., #700, Chesterfield, MO 63017 866-928-8181 E-mail: EMI-AmericasSales@lairdtech.com Web: http://www.lairdtech.com