If you have a custom PCB design and you’d like to add a little Bluetooth Low Energy, this module is ultra compact and easy to use. It contains a Nordic nRF51822 Cortex M0 chip that comes integrated with BLE radio as well as most of the supporting circuitry and even a chip antenna. The whole thing is in a tin and comes with FCC, CE and TELEC certifications.
Please note! The module comes with a blank chip – this is for people who are comfortable programming the chips themselves with a J-Link programmer and the Nordic SDK. We don’t provide any firmware to go along with it!
If you’d like to see a possible reference design for this module, check out the PCB files for our Bluefruit UART Friend
This is the same chip as the micro:bit, so there is micropython support as well as some basic Arduino support. Either way you go (SDK/micropython/Arduino) you’ll still need to solder this onto a PCB and load code via a SWD programmer.
32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU
Supply: 1.8V – 3.6V
Memory: 256kB Flash Memory
Tx Power: +4 dBm @ 16mA
Rx Sensitivity: -93 dBm @ 13mA
Flexible and configurable 31 GPIO
Interfaces: UART / I2C / SPI / PWM
One 32 bit and two 16 bit timers with counter mode
SPI Master / Slave
Two-wire Master (I2C compatible)
CPU independent Programmable Peripheral Interconnect (PPI) . Quadrature Decoder (QDEC)
AES HW encryption
Real Timer Counter (RTC)
Operating Temp: -40°C to +105°C
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Product Dimensions: 18.0mm x 10.0mm x 2.9mm / 0.7″ x 0.4″ x 0.1″
Product Weight: 0.9g / 0.0oz