Developers interested in adding Bluetooth connectivity to their IoT designs now have a low-cost option for evaluating the recently announced BGM220P Wireless Gecko Bluetooth Module. Priced at just $9.99, the BGM220 Explorer Kit includes a USB interface, an on-board SEGGER J-Link debugger, one user-LED and button, and support for hardware add-on boards via the versatile mikroBus™ socket standard from MikroE and a Qwiic® connector from SparkFun. Both of these standards are engineered for simplicity and allow for open-source platform development. The hardware add-on support makes it possible for developers to create and prototype applications using an endless combination of off-the-shelf boards from mikroE, sparkfun, AdaFruit, and Seeed Studios. The BGM220P is optimized for wireless performance and is among the first Bluetooth modules to support Bluetooth Direction Finding while delivering up to ten-year battery life from a single coin cell.
The Explorer Kit was designed specifically with quick prototyping in mind so IoT developers can go from concept to creation quickly across a wide range of applications. This is a very fast, efficient way to experiment with the BGM220P Module, an ideal device for creating energy-friendly connected applications.
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