Adafruit has this week announced the availability of a tiny Bluetooth Low Energy Module in the form of the nRF51822 which measures just 18.0mm x 10.0mm x 2.9mm in size and is now available to purchase priced at $7.95. The Raytac nRF51822 module provides 16K and 32K RAM options with Chip Antenna and PCB Antenna for selection and the module comes supplied with a blank chip.
Aadfruit explains little more. “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.” Check out the video below to learn more about the new products and arrivals at Adafruit this month.
Specifications for the Bluetooth Low Energy Module include :
32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU
Supply: 1.8V – 3.6V
Memory: 256kB Flash Memory, 32kB SRAM
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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