ClickBeetle™ Reference Platform: BlueBeetle I

BlueBeetle 1 module

BlueBeetle I is part of the ClickBeetle Reference Platform and adds a brain with communication and BLE to the application. BlueBeetle I contains an Ambiq Micro Apollo 1 MCU with ultra-low-power consumption bundled with a Nordic NRF8001 BLE communications chip.

BlueBeetle 1 diagram

Ambiq Micro Apollo 1 MCU

  • Ultra-low active mode power consumption: 35µA/MHz (executing from Flash)
  • Ultra-low sleep mode power consumption: 143nA (with RTC on)
  • High-performance, 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F processor
    • Up to 24MHz clock frequency
    • Floating point unit
    • Wake-up interrupt controller with 12 interrupts
  • Ultra-low power memory
    • Up to 512kB Flash
    • Up to 64kB low-leakage RAM
  • Ultra-low power interface for off-chip sensors
    • 10-bit, 13-channel, 1MS/s ADC
    • Temperature sensor with ±4°C accuracy
  • Rich set of timing peripherals
  • Flexible serial peripherals
    • I2C/SPI master for communication with external peripherals
    • I2C/SPI slave for optional host communications
    • UART for communication with peripherals and legacy devices
  • Wide operating range: 1.8 to 3.8V
  • Compact package options
    • 64-pin BGA with 50 GPIO
    • 41-pin CSP with 27 GPIO

Nordic NRF8001 BLE

  • Radio features
    • Bluetooth low energy RF transceiver
    • Ultra-low peak current consumption <14 mA
    • Common TX/RX terminals
    • Low current for connection oriented profiles, typically 2 μA
    • Ultra-low current for connectionless oriented profiles, typically 500 nA
  • Auxiliary features
    • Integrated low frequency reference oscillator
    • Power management
    • Battery monitor
    • Temperature monitor
    • Integrated 16 MHz crystal oscillator
    • OTP for customer configuration
    • UART Test Interface for Direct Test Mode
    • Application Controller Interface (ACI)
    • Radio Active signal

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Software Examples

NameDescriptionDownload
apollo1_clickbeetle-blinky-v10.zipExample blinky software for ClickBeetles with Apollo1 based on FEEU MCU Templatesapollo1_clickbeetle-blinky-v10.zip
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BlueBeetle I is available in our webshop
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Please note: The ClickBeetle™-Reference Platform and all related boards are evaluation kits intended for the testing of components and development of products featuring the same. These custom-build evaluation kits are designed for professionals to be used solely at research and development facilities for such purposes and are only available on a business-to-business basis.

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ClickBeetle pinout

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