This is the first device to use the new SparkFun Bluetooth module. This new module is based on the BGB203 IC from NXP. The BGB203 is a powerful IC with a flexible AT command set. This product has the new module mounted to a DIP breakout for quick evaluation.
The Bluetooth stack is completely encapsulated. The end user just sees serial characters being transmitted back and forth. Press the 'A' character from a terminal program on your computer and an 'A' will be pushed out the TX pin of the Bluetooth module.
We have pre-programmed these units with a unique MAC address, unit name of 'SparkFun-BT', and a UART interface of 9600bps.
Please note: This module will be replacing the phased-out WRL-00148. The new BGB203 has a lower cost and a more robust AT command set. The pinout of this module is the same as the Mitsumi part. The only difference between the two modules is the SparkFun module has an active low output for the Status pin.
Do not attach this device directly to a RS232 serial port. You will need an RS232 to TTL converter circuit if you need to attach this device to a computer.