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 nRF52832 Cortex M4 chip that comes integrated with BLE radio, USB 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.
This chip is quite a beast, with a ton of FLASH, SRAM, peripherals and best of all … native USB support! No need for an external USB-serial converter chip. However, given that it uses under-pads instead of castellated pads, you cannot hand-solder it, you’ll need a stencil and hot air or a reflow oven.
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!
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