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Blend Micro - an Arduino Development Board with BLE

Product Code: 113990059
Excl. VAT: £18.20 Incl. VAT: £21.84
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Blend Micro is Seedstudio"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 isNordic 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
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
  • First BLE + Arduino board under Arduino at heart program
  • Works withNordic Bluetooth Smart SDK for Arduino
  • Software development using Arduino IDE
  • Over-the-Air download of sketch to Blend Micro (available soon)
  • Supported bySeedstudio freeAndroid App andIOS App

 Technical Specification

Microcontroller Atmel ATmega 32u4
Wireless Chip Nordic nR8001
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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