Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor (Oslo, Norway) announced that Hong Kong-based Arduino specialist, RedBear Company Ltd, has developed a Nordic nRF8001 Connectivity IC-based single board Bluetooth Smart Arduino solution called 'Blend' that supports over-the-air updates on-the-fly from Bluetooth Smart Ready smartphones and tablets. Blend boards are:
- Designed to allow electronics makers (such as amateur hobbyists hobbyists and students) and professional developers (such as R&D engineers and product designers) to develop Bluetooth Smart products using the simplicity and flexibility of the Arduino open source platform.
- Simpler and easier to use; requires no additional wiring or soldering.
For more information, visit www.nordicsemi.com.