The BluChip is the world's smallest breakout board compatible BTLE module


MakerChips has produced the smallest BTLE breakout board available.  The entire board is only 16.6 mm long and 11.15 mm wide but still makes 8 GPIO pins easily accessible with .1" headers, 4 more GPIO available via .05" headers and 2 bonus GPIO available as test points.   Along with the GPIO the .1" and the .05" headers expose the pins necessary for power and programming. The use of the Nordic NRF51 based Taiyo Yuden BTLE module means the entire package is FCC certified and can be incorporated into commercial products.


Key Features

  • 14 Accessible GPIO Pins
  • ARM Cortex M0 32bit processor and 256KB flash and 32KB RAM
  • 16.6 mm x 11.15 mm Smallest bread-boardable Bluetooth® module available
  • Power supply supports 1.8V - 3.6V
  • Bluetooth Features
    • BTLE - Bluetooth Low Energy - (BLE, BT 4.1)
    • Bluetooth® and Japan, FCC, IC qualified
    • Integrated 32 Mhz System Clock
    • Output power: +4dBm typical
    • Frequency: 2402 to 2480 MHz
      • Integrated high performance pattern antenna
    • Single Mode Bluetooth® Smart Slave/Master
  • Supported interfaces: SPI, UART, I2C and 8/9/10bit ADC
  • Two sets of programming pins
    • .05" headers for easy coupling to CMSIS-DAP and J-Link devices
    • .1" headers for interfacing with breadboards
  • Software controllable red LED