Compounds

The Expanding Particle Ecosystem

Compounds are what happens when the Particle firmware runs on hardware created by our partners. With a Compound you get all the capabilities of a Particle device like rapid firmware development, device management, and remote firmware updates on a wider range of products than we offer directly. If you don’t find a pre-existing Particle device or Compound that solves your problem, it’s straightforward to port the system firmware to many embedded hardware platforms.

Bluz

Bluz devices use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to connect to the Particle Cloud.

  • Program and control your Bluz from anywhere in the world, just like other Particle devices
  • Build smaller, lower-powered devices with BLE
  • Pair with Wi-Fi or cellular gateways so that it remains connected at all times, even without a smartphone
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RedBear Duo

The Duo includes both Wi-Fi and BLE, so you can build your project with either or both.

  • Program and control your Duo from anywhere in the world, just like other Particle devices
  • The Duo uses one 2.4GHz antenna and can run Wi-Fi and BLE at the same time
  • Pair with Wi-Fi or cellular gateways so that it remains connected at all times, even without a smartphone
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SparkFun Photon RedBoard

The SparkFun Photon RedBoard is based around the Particle P1 Module.

  • Each RedBoard comes pre-loaded with Particle OS firmware and includes basic cloud service
  • With a built-in antenna and a uFL connector, the P1 removes the stress of optimizating RF designs
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Running Particle on Your Hardware

The Particle system firmware is written on top of a hardware abstraction layer, or HAL. You can think of the HAL as the drivers for the Particle operating system: it tells the firmware how to communicate with the hardware. This makes it easy to run Particle on your own hardware, so if you need a more power, lower energy, or some other architecture like x86, you’re in luck.

Learn more with the HAL Guide

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