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Microchip BM-70-PICTAIL, BM70 Bluetooth Smart (BLE) Daughter Board PICTail Plus for Explorer 16, Explorer 8

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BM70 Bluetooth Smart 4.2 BLE PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board

This Microchip PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is a tool for users to investigate the BM70 Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (BTLE/BLE) Module. Users can develop the board directly via USB utilising the BM70 development software. The PICtail/PICtail Plus connector allows the board to interface with Microcontroller development platforms such as the Explorer 16 (DM240001) and Explorer 8 (DM160228).

The featured BM70 has an integrated Bluetooth software stack and a built-in antenna. UART, SPI and I2C communications are supported to provide an interface for a host MCU and other external peripheral devices. Also on-board is a 12-bit ADC and PWM module.


Bluetooth® 4.2 compliant BM70 Module with on-board antenna and 2dBm output power
USB interface for programming directly with a Windows-based Configuration Tool
PICtail interface for connection to Microcontroller development platforms such as the Explorer 16 (DM240001) and Explorer 8 (DM160228)
USB indication, module status and user configurable LEDs
Coin cell Battery, USB or PICtail power options
Access to all BM70 Module pins

Kit Contents

1 x BM70 Bluetooth Smart 4.2 BLE Module
1 x BM70 Bluetooth PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board

Bluetooth - Microchip

RF TechnologyBluetooth Smart (BLE)
Kit ClassificationDaughter Board
For Use WithExplorer 16, Explorer 8
Featured DeviceBM70
Kit NamePICTail Plus