Laird Launches First Bluetooth v4.0 Dual-Mode Modules

Laird has announced the release of 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   Laird 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 BT800 Series modules offer dual-mode, or Bluetooth Smart Ready™ support, enabling connections to devices that support BLE and Classic (pre-v4.0) Bluetooth.

The Laird BT800 Series modules are ideal for applications where designers require maximum performance in a small size. With a tiny footprint (8.5 x 13 mm), yet output power at 8 dBm, a BT800 Series module is perfect for adding robust, long-range Bluetooth data connectivity to any device that has its own Bluetooth software stack. The series also features HID (Human Interface Device) Proxy Mode, enabling out-of-the box HID connectivity for devices such as a keyboard and mouse.

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