Ā Blend Micro is our 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. Ā 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.Ā Ā 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 Ā Features First BLE + Arduino board under Arduino AtHeart program Works with Nordic Bluetooth Smart SDK for Arduino Software development using Arduino IDE Over-the-Air download of sketch to Blend Micro (available soon) Supported by our free Android App and iOS App Ā Technical Specification Microcontroller Atmel ATmega32u4 Wireless Chip Nordic nRF8001 Operating Voltage 3.3V Input Voltage 5V (USB)Ā 3.3-12V (VIN) Note: Use either one power source at a time.Ā Clock Speed 8MHz Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy micro-USB Serial (TX/RX)Ā I2CĀ 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 Ā Document Add-on for Arduino IDE Get Nordic nRF8001 SDK for Arduino Get RBL nRF8001 Library (added some simple APIs)Ā Download the signed driver here for Windows (includes u
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