Odyssey Bluetooth® SMART Sensor Board

End Of Life Notification

Odyssey has gone End Of Life!  Please note, after 5 years, the last time buy for an Odyssey kit was Nov 30, 2019. On March 31, 2020 the phone apps will no longer be available and the Odyssey server will be shut down.  At that time even previously installed phone applications will stop functioning with Odyssey.  If you have a concern with this, please contact us at info.mai@macnica.com.


NOTE: You can continue to use your Odyssey baseboard as an Intel MAX 10 development kit when powered on a breadboard.  You will need a USB Blaster for programming, the schematics, and items listed in the “Tips and Tricks” section near the end of the Odyssey User Guide.



The Mpression Odyssey Bluetooth SMART Sensor Board is ideal for doing proof-of-concept experiments using this Internet of Things development platform (IoT eval kit). It is included in the Odyssey MAX 10 FPGA and BLE Sensor Kit.  

  Full Kit Info

  • Broadcom Bluetooth® SMART (BLE) connectivity module
  • Silicon Labs UV and ambient light, proximity, heart rate, and blood oximetry sensor
  • Silicon Labs temperature and humidity sensor
  • Analog Devices Accelerometer
  • Silicon Labs low-power USB-enabled EFM32 Gecko microcontroller
  • Sensor expansion through I2C compatible interface

This board can be used as a stand-alone Bluetooth SMART sensor platform powered by either a CR2032 coin-cell battery and the Odyssey battery board or through a micro-USB cable.

The board can also be connected to the Odyssey MAX 10 FPGA board and used as a combined platform with FPGA processing, sensors, and Bluetooth SMART connectivity powered by a micro-USB cable.

View a teardown of the Odyssey Bluetooth SMART Sensor board and learn more about the devices used:

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