The Explorer Regulated board takes care of the 3.3V regulation, signal conditioning, and basic activity indicators (Power, RSSI and DIN/DOUT activity LEDs). It translates the 5V signals to 3.3V so that you can connect a 5V (down to 3.3V) system to any module. The Explorer Regulated board was conveniently designed to mate directly with Arduino Pro boards and with the FTDI Basic boards for wireless bootloading and USB based configuration.
Note: module NOT included
This unit works with all modules including the Series 1 and Series 2.5, standard and Pro versions. Plug an into this breakout and you will have direct access to the serial and programming pins on the unit and will be able to power the with 5V.
This board comes fully populated with 3.3V regulator (5V max input), socket, four status LEDs, and level shifting. In the latest revision the diode level shifter is replaced with a more robust MOSFET level shifter. This board does not include an module.
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