Anyone who would like to be able to add powerful and easy-to-use Bluetooth Low Energy support to a project might be interested in the new Adafruit Bluefruit LE Micro board.
The Bluefruit LE Micro also offers the ability to program over USB using the Arduino IDE and features an Atmega32u4 chip the that is used as in the Flora or Arduino Leonardo development boards.
Adafruit explains a little more about their new addition to their range of products :
This microcontroller runs at 8MHz clock speed, and 3.3V logic for compatibility with the vast majority of sensors available on the market. It has 20+ GPIO pins, including I2C, SPI, a UART, and 6 analog inputs. It has 28KB of FLASH available for your program, and 2KB of RAM. And, of course, native USB for programming and communication.
Bluetooth Low Energy is the hottest new low-power, 2.4GHz spectrum wireless protocol. It’s on all the talk shows, it’s featured on the cover of Vogue, it even has it’s very own perfume! OK, maybe that stuff isn’t completely true. But it isa very exciting way to have your electronic projects communicate with a BLE-capable computer, tablet or phone.
In particular, its the only wireless protocol that you can use with iOS without needing special certification and it’s supported by all modern smart phones. This makes it excellent for use in portable projects that will make use of an iOS or Android phone or tablet.
For more information on the new Bluefruit LE Micro jump over to the Adafruit website for details via the link below and to purchase one priced at $26.95