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BlueIO832 Mini

A powerful, no-code, app-enabled Bluetooth data communication system based on the Nordic® nRF52832 SoC

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BlueIO832 Mini and the free BlueIOWizard mobile app represent the heart of the I-SYST BlueIO ecosystem. Together, they provide an open-source Bluetooth kit that is perfect for applications in the education sector. With BlueIO832 Mini, you can learn about microcontrollers and other electronic components without needing to write complex firmware, experiment with sensors and other devices without writing any code, and take your idea from proof of concept to product design in record time.

BlueIO832 Mini Demo

BlueIO832 Mini and BlueIOWizard function as a Bluetooth data bridge and data terminal, respectively. This versatile, Internet-of-Thing (IoT) framework allows you to communicate with electronic devices—through an easy, plug-and-play interface—using your smartphone or some other mobile device. Simply connect a sensor to BlueIO, select the sensor on the app, and let them talk. After connecting to the target device through your preferred serial interface, BlueIO832 Mini will stream data on that physical interface to the BlueIO mobile app over Bluetooth® 5.

Built-In, App-Configurable Features

BlueIO832 Mini provides four built-in app-configurable data communication features:

Serial-interface bridge

  1. Connect BlueIO832 Mini to the serial interface (UART, I²C, or SPI) of a target device.
  2. Pair BlueIO832 Mini with the BlueIO mobile app on your device.
  3. Configure the serial interface settings in the BlueIO mobile app.
  4. Use the BlueIO mobile app to send and receive data on this interface.

GPIO functions

  1. Use the BlueIO mobile app to configure the pins of BlueIO832 Mini as GPIO for sending and receiving signals to and from target devices.
  2. Pair BlueIO832 Mini with the BlueIO mobile app on your mobile device.
  3. Use the BlueIO mobile app to send and receive signals to and from the GPIO pin(s).

Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)

  1. Use BlueIO832 Mini to convert up to two analog signals to digital signals.
  2. Pair BlueIO832 Mini with the BlueIO mobile app on your mobile device.
  3. Use the BlueIO mobile app to monitor the converted digital signals.

NFC tag: BlueIO832 Mini can be used as an NFC tag once a Nordic®-compatible NFC antenna is plugged into the NFC connector.

Developing Your Own Firmware

While you can use BlueIO832 Mini as an embedded IoT kit to develop your own firmware using the Nordic® SDK, we recommend you use our open-source library IOsonata, which is built on top of the Nordic® SDK. IOsonata makes it easier and faster to develop firmware for BlueIO832 Mini and other Nordic® nRF52x SoC-based embedded systems.

Features & Specifications

Comparisons

BlueIO832 MiniSPIDriverI2CDRIVERArduino UNO REV3HM-10
Communication Wireless USB USB USB Wireless
Dimensions18 x 24 mm 61 x 49 mm 61 x 49 mm 80 x 60 mm 27 x 13 mm
BluetoothYes (BLE 5) No No No Yes BLE 4.0
Programmable MicrocontrollerYes (ARM M4F) No No Yes (ATmega328) Yes (8051)
Data communication featuresSerial Interface Bridge (SPI, I²C, UART), ADC, GPIO, NFC SPI only I²C only Serial Interface Bridge (SPI, I²C, UART), GPIO UART
IO Voltage1.8 to 5.5 V 3.3 V 3.3 V 5 V 2 to 3.7 V
Mobile applicationsYes No No Yes Unknown
Price$41 $29 $29 $28 $10

Support & Documentation

Our open source library allows users to quickly develop custom firmware. Example firmware source code is available for various use cases. Demo App source code provided for Android, iOS, and MacOS. Schematics are available.

BlueIO832 Mini is part of Nordic Community Hub

In the Press

Hackster News

"Canadian Internet of Things (IoT) specialist I-SYST is preparing to launch a compact code-free Bluetooth communications development module based on the Nordic nRF52832 system-on-chip (SOC): the BlueIO832-Mini."

comunicacionesinalambricashoy

"Con amplias capacidades de configuración, el sistema de comunicaciones Bluetooth BlueIO832 Mini de I-SYST, viene acompañado de una app móvil que facilita la realización de una buena parte de dichas configuraciones."

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About the Team

I-SYST inc.

Brossard, Canada  ·   i-syst.com

Provider of Wireless connectivity, Smart Sensor & IoT Solutions

Nguyen Hoan Hoang
 kytcath
 hnhoan
Jonathan Albrecht
Director of operations
 johnalbrecht6
 johnalbrecht6
Manh Tai Ho
PhD Software Engineering
 homanhtai
Tran Duy Thinh
PhD Software Engineering
 JosephThinhTran

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