The BM71 PICtail™/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is an Evaluation Board (EVB) that showcases the capabilities of the BM71 BLE module. The BM71BLES1FC2 EVB is designed to emulate the functions of the Microchip BM71 BLE module. The board includes an integrated configuration and programming interface for plug-and-play capability. It also provides an integrated test environment for all functions supported in the BM71 BLE module. BM71BLES1FC2 EVB (above) is the default EVB with module BM71BLES1FC2 (IS1871SF BLE chip, antenna, and shielding case) implemented on the EVB. Test interfaces supported for all application functions are connected out.

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The Evaluation kit contains the following items:

  • A BM71BLES1FC2 module
  • A BM71BLES1FC2 carrier board

Key Features

  • Bluetooth® 4.2 compliant BM71 module with on-board antenna and 2 dBm output power
  • Develop immediately using the USB interface and Microchip’s Windows-based Configuration Tool
  • PICtail™ interface for connection to Microchip’s most popular microcontroller development platforms, such as Explorer 16
  • USB indication, module status, and user-configurable LEDs
  • Access to all BM71 module pins
  • Optional power source between USB, button cell battery, and PICtail interface
  • Connection interface between module Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (UART) and MCU EVB
  • Connection and test interface between the BM71 module and PC Evaluation Tools (UART Command Tools)
  • Update Flash code or configuration memory using the USB port (micro-USB)
  • Mode switch for Application mode or Test mode
  • LED, push button, I²C, and serial Flash test interface
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