BLE Nano is the smallest Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (BLE) development board in the market measuring only 18.5 x 21 mm. The core is Nordic nRF51822 (an ARM Cortex-M0 SoC plus BLE capability) running at 16MHz with ultra low power consumption.

Developing a Bluetooth Smart enabled 'appcessory' (accessory device + companion application) is easier than ever. You can quickly produce prototypes and demos target for Internet of Things (IoT) and other interesting projects. BLE Nano could operate under 1.8V to 3.3V, therefore it works with a lot of electronic components.

Features

  • Smallest BLE development board, only 18.5mm x 21.0mm
  • Nordic nRF51822 SoC supports both BLE Central and BLE Peripheral roles
  • Ultra low power consumption
  • Support voltage from 1.8V to 3.3V
  • Software development using mbed.org, GCC, Keil or Arduino
  • Lots of libraries and examples available
  • Easy firmware deployment with our DAPlink USB board or Over-the-Air download (available soon)
  • Work with our free Android App and iOS App

Current supported BLE central devices:

iOS 7 or 8

  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 5/6 (all models)
  • iPod touch 5
  • iPad 3/4/mini/Air

Android 4.3 or above (4.4 recommended for stability) with Bluetooth 4.0 hardware support

Windows Phone 8.1

  • Nokia Lumia 630
  • (please report any other Windows Phone devices supported)


Windows 8.1 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 or USB dongle

Mac OSX 10.9.2 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 or USB dongle

Linux with BlueZ 5.1 with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 or USB dongle

 

BLE Nano Specification

Microcontroller

Nordic nRF51822

CMSIS-DAP Chip

DAPlink

Operating Voltage

1.8V to 3.3V

Input Voltage

1.8V-3.3V (VDD)
3.3V-13V (VIN)

Caution: Use either one power source at a time, otherwise you will damage the board.

Clock Speed

16MHz

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
Serial (TX/RX)
I2C
SPI

Flash Memory

256KB

SRAM

16KB

Dimensions

18.5 x 21.0mm

I/O Pins

11

DAPlink USB Board

The interface board (DAPLink) provides the functions for software development such as downloading firmware. To update the interface firmware, please refer to the USB-IF folder.

Programming

There are three options to program your BLE Nano with MK20 USB Board.

Nordic nRF51822 BLE SDK
If you want the full power of nRF51822, you should use Nordic nRF51822 BLE SDK, we provide a product key for all registered users* of our BLE Nano to download the SDK.
We have prepared a guide "Firmware Development with nRF51822 SDK" to show you how to use the SDK with ARM GCC.

mbed's Bluetooth Low Energy API
The mbed platform, developed by ARM, provides free software libraries and online tools for professional rapid prototyping of products based on ARM microcontrollers. Their Bluetooth Low Energy Development Team has released the mbed BLE API together with 10+ samples.
Our "Getting Started with nRF51822" guide shows you how to start programming with mbed.

Arduino Library for nRF51822
We have developed an Arduino library for nRF51822 which will be open-sourced and publicly available in the future; it is still at pre-release stage but we invite all interested registered users* of our BLE Nano to access the pre-release library and sample sketches including BLE Controller, Beacon, Heart Rate Monitor etc. Please refer to our "Getting Started with nRF51822" guide for more details.

* You will find a product registration card inside the BLE Nano box with the instruction on how to register.

BLE Nano with DAPlink USB Board

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