Open Source BLE Beacon Programmed Wirelessly
The intentionally hacker-friendly software is open source, supports both the iBeacon and Eddystone beacon formats, and will be supplied with firmware updates for the forthcoming Bluetooth v5.0 specification that will quadruple the range and double the speed of Bluetooth v4.2. The MCU has a circular 35 mm diameter form-factor that is 10 mm thick, with a silicone rubber cover and plastic base. It is powered from a CR2032 coin cell battery and includes a magnetometer, user-assignable tactile button and four LEDs.
With the nRF52832 SoC, the software benefits from a powerful ARM Cortex-M4F processor, 64 MHz clock speed, 64 kB of RAM and 512 kB of Flash, built-in NFC, over-the-air firmware updates, 12-bit ADC, timers, SPI, I2C, and serial interfaces that can be used on any available pins, plus a temperature sensor.
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