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We’re excited to introduce you to the newest Adafruit Feather-compatible product in the Blues Wireless portfolio, the Notecarrier-F.

blues wireless notecarrier-f

More than just a revision of our previous Feather-compatible Notecarrier (the Notecarrier-AF), we’ve re-imagined the Notecarrier-F from the ground up. We spoke with many of you to learn how you were using the AF, and learned how we could best improve the design, layout, and performance of this new Notecarrier.

New to Blues Wireless and curious about what a Notecarrier even is? In short, Notecarriers are carrier boards designed to make it easy to prototype and deploy wireless IoT solutions with the Blues Wireless Notecard. Learn more about Notecarriers here.

Notecarrier-F Features and Benefits

Aside from just looking amazing, the Notecarrier-F provides significant enhancements and new features for Feather microcontroller users.

Be sure to consult the Notecarrier-F datasheet for additional technical details.

  1. We redesigned the electrical system to be far more power efficient than the Notecarrier-AF and consume only ~15uA when idle (nearly matching the Notecard’s idle consumption of ~8uA).

  2. The overall footprint is considerably smaller than the Notecarrier-AF, maintaining the same width as a Feather-compatible MCU (like the Blues Wireless Swan) and allowing for more flexible deployments:

blues wireless notecarrier-f with swan

  1. We’ve added a V+ JST connector alongside the existing SOLAR and LIPO connectors, and oriented them horizontally for easier access.

blues wireless notecarrier-f jst connectors

  1. We added two Qwiic connectors next to the Micro-USB port (again, mounted horizontally) which allow for easy addition of Qwiic-based I2C peripherals.

blues wireless notecarrier-f qwiic connectors

  1. All of the pin labels on the Notecarrier-F PCB are available on the front AND the back, easing those frustrations when trying to find right pin!

blues wireless notecarrier-f back

  1. Finally, there are no onboard antennas on the Notecarrier-F. Wait, this is a benefit!? Actually yes! We’ve found that many of you are using your own antennas, and the rest will be pleased to know that we will be offering a Molex 213353 LTE+GPS antenna, which provides outstanding performance in a variety of conditions.

blues wireless notecarrier-f with antenna

Get Your Notecarrier-F Today

The Notecarrier-F is available TODAY in the Blues Wireless store! You can pick it up in one of the following configurations:

If you have any questions about the Notecarrier-F please reach out on the Blues Wireless community forum.

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