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.
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.
Current supported BLE central devices:
Android 4.3 or above (4.4 recommended for stability) with Bluetooth 4.0 hardware support
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
|Wireless Chip||Nordic nRF8001|
|Input Voltage|| |
|Flash Memory||32KB (of which 4 KB used by bootloader)|
|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)|