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Blend Micro - an Arduino Development Board with BLE

SS-SKU 113990059

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Blend Micro is Red Bear labs' first integrated developement board, we have "blend"ed Arduino with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (aka BLE or Bluetooth Smart) into a single board.

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Blend Micro is Red Bear labs' first integrated developement board, we have "blend"ed Arduino with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (aka BLE or Bluetooth Smart) into a single board. It is targeted for makers to develop low power Internet-Of-Things (IoT) projects quickly and easily.
 
The micro-controller unit (MCU) is Atmel ATmega32u4 and the BLE chip is Nordic nRF8001. Blend Micro runs as BLE peripheral role only, it allows BLE central role devices to establish connection with. 
 
Current supported BLE central devices:
iOS 7
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5 (all models)
  • iPod touch 5
  • iPad 3/4/mini/Air
Android 4.3 or above (4.4 recommended for stability) with Bluetooth 4.0 hardware support
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 7
  • (please report any other Android devices supported)
Windows 8.1 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 or USB dongle
Mac OSX 10.9.2 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 or USB dongle
Linux with BlueZ 5.1 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 or USB dongle
 
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Technical Specification

Microcontroller Atmel ATmega32u4
Wireless Chip Nordic nRF8001
Operating Voltage 3.3V
Input Voltage
5V (USB) 
3.3-12V (VIN)
Note: Use either one power source at a time. 
Clock Speed 8MHz
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
micro-USB
Serial (TX/RX) 
I2C 
SPI
Flash Memory 32KB (of which 4 KB used by bootloader)
SRAM 2.5KB
EEPROM 1KB
Dimensions 43.6 x 18.4 x 4.3mm (83 x 58 x 25mm with packaging)
Weight 4g (19g with packaging)
Power Consumption 2mA (average - using Interrupt mode)
I/O Pins 24
 
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Find more information on http://redbearlab.com/blendmicro.

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Blend Micro - an Arduino Development Board with BLE

Blend Micro - an Arduino Development Board with BLE

Blend Micro is Red Bear labs' first integrated developement board, we have "blend"ed Arduino with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (aka BLE or Bluetooth Smart) into a single board.