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Bluetooth 4.0 USB Module (v2.1 Back-Compatible)

SKU: ADA1327

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Bluetooth 4.0 USB Module (v2.1 Back-Compatible)
20 AUD

SKU: ADA1327

$20.00 AUD, inc GST
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Add Bluetooth capability to your computer super fast with a USB BT 4.0 adapter. This adapter is backwards compatible with v2.1 and earlier, but also supports the latest v4.0/Bluetooth Low Energy. Inside lies a CSR8510 Bluetooth USB host.

Adafruit have used this with great success on a Windows 7 computer, installing as a 'generic' Bluetooth device, but Adafruit expect it to work just fine with any modern computer as this chipset is very common. So far Adafruit have tested it to communicate with Bluetooth data modules only.

Revision note: As of Friday, August 28th, 2015 these now have unique MAC addresses! That's great because now you don't have to worry about using two or more of them at once, handy for people turning these into beacons.

Drivers for CSR Bluetooth modules are built into Windows XP/7/8/10 so you do not need to install any software or download anything: other bluetooth drivers or 'stacks' such as BlueSoleil are not as good as the Windows stack and will cause problems. Just plug it in and let windows auto-install the BT driver, it may take a few minutes! For Linux, use Bluez which works great, Adafruit's Pi tutorial will be similar to your favorite distro

Bluetooth 4.0 USB Module (v2.1 Back-Compatible) (3:32)

Technical Details

  • Dimensions: 18.3mm x 22.1mm x 7.3mm / 0.7" x 0.9" x 0.3"
  • Weight: 2.1g
  • Sensitivity: -86dBm
  • Transmission: +6dBm
  • CSR8510 A10 Bluetooth USB host

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Documentation and Resources:
  • How to use an ESP8266 in the Arduino IDE
  • In August of 2014 Shanghai-based chip manufacturer, Espressif, released a ultra-cheap Serial to Wi-Fi chip called the ESP-01. At the heart of the ESP01 was an ESP8266 chip broken out into the 8 pins needed to program it via a microcontroller. You cou...
  • How to Use Bluetooth Modules
  • So we’ve taken a look at what Bluetooth is in our Introduction to Bluetooth tutorial, and hopefully, you’ve found our Choosing a Bluetooth Module For Your Project tutorial useful in deciding which Bluetooth module is right for your p...
  • How to Choose a Bluetooth Module For Your Project
  • Alright, so we know that Bluetooth is awesome, and if you don’t, take a read of our Introduction to Bluetooth tutorial. But how exactly do we go about implementing Bluetooth communication in our projects? Well, fortunately for us, there are Blu...
  • Introduction to Bluetooth
  • Nowadays, everything is going wireless. Phones, computers, game controllers, consoles, everything! Wireless technology has allowed us to use electronic devices with an untethered freedom which just isn’t possible with clunky cables hanging of...

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Documentation and Resources:
  • How to use an ESP8266 in the Arduino IDE
  • In August of 2014 Shanghai-based chip manufacturer, Espressif, released a ultra-cheap Serial to Wi-Fi chip called the ESP-01. At the heart of the ESP01 was an ESP8266 chip broken out into the 8 pins needed to program it via a microcontroller. You cou...
  • How to Use Bluetooth Modules
  • So we’ve taken a look at what Bluetooth is in our Introduction to Bluetooth tutorial, and hopefully, you’ve found our Choosing a Bluetooth Module For Your Project tutorial useful in deciding which Bluetooth module is right for your p...
  • How to Choose a Bluetooth Module For Your Project
  • Alright, so we know that Bluetooth is awesome, and if you don’t, take a read of our Introduction to Bluetooth tutorial. But how exactly do we go about implementing Bluetooth communication in our projects? Well, fortunately for us, there are Blu...
  • Introduction to Bluetooth
  • Nowadays, everything is going wireless. Phones, computers, game controllers, consoles, everything! Wireless technology has allowed us to use electronic devices with an untethered freedom which just isn’t possible with clunky cables hanging of...

Customer Reviews

  1. Review by David verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    good, as expected (Posted on 19/02/2016)

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