Laird Delivers Intelligent Dual Mode Bluetooth Modules Featuring smartBASIC Programming Language

Laird-BT900Laird has released the BT900 series, intelligent dual-mode modules for classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The fully approved, programmable module features Lairdís event-driven smartBASIC programming language reduces OEM development risk and speeds time to market. The BT900 series allows anyone to easily add wireless capabilities to their embedded device such as a barcode scanner, portable medical device and more.

What makes the BT900 series truly unique is smartBASIC, an event-driven programming language that enables hostless operation of the module, reducing the overall BOM cost of the OEM product. Laird has extended the implementation of smartBASIC from the BL600 and BL620 series of single-mode BLE modules into the BT900 series. This allows developers the flexibility of utilizing smartBASICís Core and wireless Extension functions from the BL600 and BL620 series to create many interchangeable BLE applications between these two product ranges. Key application areas for the BT900 series include industrial cable replacement, medical devices, ePOS terminals and barcode scanners for portable, power-conscious devices, including those powered by batteries.

Without the need for any external processor, a simple smartBASIC application captures the complete end-to-end process of reading, writing and processing of any data which then uses Classic Bluetooth or BLE to transfer it to or from any Bluetooth device. Ultimately, smartBASIC accelerates initial development, creation of prototypes, and mass production of end devices by providing you with your own Bluetooth expert within the module.

In addition to carrying FCC modular, IC, CE, and MIC approvals, BT900 modules are fully qualified as a Bluetooth product, enabling designers to integrate the modules in devices without the need for further Bluetooth testing. The BT900 low -cost developerís kit includes software tools which simplify module integration and guarantee the fastest route to market for reliable, portable devices.

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