Adafruit have today announced the arrival of their new easy-to-use all in one tooth low-energy development board which takes the form of the Adafruit Feather nRF52 Bluefruit LE – nRF52832.
Adafruit explained a little more about what you can expect from this latest addition to their range of Feather development boards which have been developed, designed and manufactured in-house by Adafruit.
The nRF52832! It’s our take on an ‘all-in-one’ Arduino-compatible + Bluetooth Low Energy with built in USB and battery charging.
This chip has twice the flash, SRAM and performance of the earlier nRF51-based Bluefruit modules. Best of all it has Arduino IDE support so there is no ‘helper’ chip like the ATmega32u4 or ATSAMD21. Instead, this chip is programmed directly! It’s got tons of awesome peripherals: plenty of GPIO, analog inputs, PWM, timers, etc. Leaving out the extra microcontroller means the price, complexity and power-usage are all lower/better.
It allows you to run code directly on the nRF52832, straight from the Arduino IDE as you would with any other MCU or Arduino compatible device. A single MCU means better performance, lower overall power consumption, and lower production costs if you ever want to design your own hardware based on your Bluefruit nRF52 Feather project!
For full specifications and availability jump over to the official Adafruit online store where the Feather nRF52 Bluefruit LE – nRF52832 is now available to purchase priced at $24.95.