Laird Brings Bluetooth v4.2 Dual-Mode Connectivity to Updated Line of HCI Modules

October 18, 2017 Laird Technologies

The new BT850, BT851, and BT860 series complements Laird’s original BT8x0 series of Dual-Mode Bluetooth v4.0 modules. This next-gen series brings support for the Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR/LE core specification in Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and is equipped with market-leading silicon from Cypress Semiconductor.

Taking full advantage of Cypress’ innovative chipset technology, the BT850 and BT860 Series offers superior and secure RF performance ideal for IoT applications. For maximum flexibility in systems integration, the modules are designed to support a USB or UART host interface, additionally I2S and PCM audio interfaces plus GCI coexistence (2-Wire).

These Laird devices also provide native support for Windows, Linux and Android Bluetooth software stacks. All Laird products are fully qualified by the Bluetooth SIG as a Hardware Controller Subsystem, which allows designers to integrate their existing pre-approved Bluetooth Host and Profile subsystem stacks to simply and easily gain Bluetooth approval for their products.

The BT850 and BT860 Series join Laird’s rapidly expanding portfolio of embedded wireless modules. Paired with comprehensive IoT product design and development capabilities from strategy through production, Laird is a trusted partner for customers looking to create wireless innovations quickly to succeed in the market.


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