Blend Micro - Arduino with On Board Bluetooth Low Energy

Product Code: 1466
by RedBear Labs
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£31.19 inc VAT
£25.99 ex VAT

Blend Micro is RedBearLab's first integrated developement board, they 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 a Nordic nRF8001. Blend Micro runs as BLE peripheral role only, it allows BLE central role devices to establish connection with.

  • 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

Features

Technical Specification

  • Microcontroller - Atmel ATmega32u4
  • Wireless Chip - Nordic nRF8001
  • Operating Voltage - 3.3V
  • Input Voltage - 5V (USB) or 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