Blend is an 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. Â Blend is 100% compatible with sketches and Shields that work with Arduino Leonardo. The micro-controller unit (MCU) is Atmel ATmega32U4 and the BLE chip is Nordic nRF8001. Blend runs as BLE peripheral role only, it allows BLE central role devices to establish connection with.Â Â Current supported BLE central devices: iOS 7 â˘iPhone 4s â˘iPhone 5 (all models) â˘iPod touch 5 â˘iPad 3/4/mini/Air Android 4.3 or above (4.4 recommended for stability) with Bluetooth 4.0 hardware support â˘Nexus 4 â˘Nexus 5 â˘Nexus 7 â˘(please report any other Android devices supported) Windows Phone 8.1 â˘Nokia Lumia 630 â˘(please report any other Windows Phone 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 Â Features Utilize Nordic Bluetooth Smart SDK for Arduino Software development using Arduino IDE Works with our free Android App and iOS App Support 5V and 3.3V operating voltage Selectable REQN and RDYN pins, from pin 0 to 3, 6 to 11 Flexible RF RESET pin, pin 4 or 5 Over-the-Air download of sketch to Blend (available soon) Besides the on-board PCB antenna, option to use SMA connector for external antenna (soldering is required) Â Specification Microcontroller Atmel ATmega32U4 Wireless Chip Nordic nRF8001 Operating Voltage 3.3V or 5V Input Voltage 5V (USB) 6.5-12V (DC input or VIN) Â Note: Use only one power source at a time,Â otherwise you will damange the board. Clock Speed 16MHz Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy micro-USB Serial (TX/RX)Â I2CÂ SPI Flash Memory 32KB (of which 4 KB
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