Every BL654 Series module is designed to simplify OEMs enablement of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) v5.0 and Thread
(802.15.4) to small, portable, power-conscious devices. The BL654 provides engineers with considerable design flexibility in
both hardware and software programming capabilities. Based on the world-leading Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 chipset,
the BL654 modules provide ultra-low power consumption with outstanding wireless range via +8 dBm of transmit power and
the Long Range (CODED PHY) Bluetooth 5 feature. The BL654 is programmable via Laird’s smartBASIC language or Nordic’s
software development kit (SDK).
smartBASIC is an event-driven programming language that is highly optimized for memory-constrained systems such as
embedded modules. It was designed to make BLE development quicker and simpler, vastly cutting down time to market.
The Nordic SDK, on the other hand, offers developers source code (in C) and precompiled libraries containing BLE and ANT+
device profiles, wireless communication, as well as application examples.