NEW DESIGN AS OF Oct 15, 2013!!
We have decided to consolidate all of our board designs into one.
iBeacon test bed?? This board would provide a great test bed for your iBeacon design. In most cases this board will meet your needs as an actual iBeacon device! Ask us to include our basic advertise only firmware if you would like to use this as an iBeacon!
This breakout board that has a 24.5mm coin cell battery holder on the backside, allowing it to be fully autonomous. It now breaks out ALL BLE112 pins to the header rows. There is a blue LED on P1_0 and a red LED on P1_1 (NEW!). The board now also has FULL USB support! You can use this for USB communication or just as an easy way to power the board! I am looking into modifying the initial firmware to allow for firmware upload via USB so you will no longer need a CC Debugger for programming!
This is the swiss army knife of all BLE112 breakout boards. When you choose assembled boards they ship complete with a coin cell battery. You may use it in the following ways:
3.3v direct: Supply the board with 3.3v on the 3.3v pin, no need for the voltage regulator or the coin cell battery to be utilized or even mounted. No selection made on the solder jumper.
4- 20v raw input: Supply 4- 20v to the RAW pin and utilize the 3.3v regulator to power the unit. No need to mount the coin cell holder. Solder jumper set to “REG”.
Coin cell operation: Mount the coin cell battery holder on the back side and use the coin cell to power the board directly, a truely wireless stand alone application. No need to mount the 3.3v reg. Solder jumper set to “BAT”.
USB cable: Simply plug the cable in and allow the onboard regulator to reduce the 5v power signal to 3.3v.
Even with all of the components mounted simultaniously you may use the board in any of these power modes!
With my newest modification of Dr. Krolls firmware the red LED will illuminate after the module has completed boot-up, not just when the board has power. When the board has established a connection the blue LED will illuminate and the red LED will extinguish. The board will communicate over USART 0, ALT 1. If you NEED this firmware installed on the board please make a note on the order or it may also just be loaded with the BGdemo file for testing.
I have also sold my CC Debugger to people in the past for exactly what it will cost me to replace it with shipping ($62.33). If you do this, it may also cost about $3-$5 more to ship because it will all go out in the CC Debugger box instead of a padded envelope. It will be marked as used for customs with a value of like $20 (the truth really, I will have likely used it once or twice) so this will help with customs charges.
Dr. Kroll’s website it a great resource to anyone playing with the BLE112. (http://www.mkroll.mobi/). My original V1 board design (no longer in production) came from him.
QUESTIONS? Feel free to post below or email us directly at BETZtechnik@gmail.com.