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SDK adds Bluetooth Smart support for Arduino platform

Posted: 19 Feb 2014  Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Bluetooth Smart  Arduino  SDK 

Nordic Semiconductor has launched a Bluetooth Smart software development that supports a range of Arduino, ChipKIT shields utilising the nRF8001 Bluetooth Smart connectivity device.

The SDK can be accessed as a GitHub repository, being a port of the existing SDK available for the nRF8001 Bluetooth Smart connectivity device. Subscribers can fork their own versions and make pull requests and contribute to further improve and expand the SDK.

The SDK contains many different examples including a human interface device, UART over Bluetooth low energy, a heart rate monitor, temperature, proximity detection.

The software interface for the Bluetooth Smart SDK for Arduino has also been implemented on a variety of microcontrollers and microcontroller platforms such as ChipKIT, Maple, Teensy, mbed, and others. This wide coverage makes it easy to move a project that has been prototyped on the Arduino platform to platform and microcontroller of the engineer's choice.

The Bluetooth Smart SDK is complemented by the Bluetooth Smart BLE Arduino shield from Red Bear Lab. The BLE shield board complies to the Arduino form factor and contains all necessary circuitry to enable an Arduino project to start communicating with Bluetooth Smart Ready products such as an iPhone 4S or later, smartphones using Android 4.3 or later, OS X Mountain Lion and later, as well as Windows 8 and later.

- Julien Happich
  EE Times Europe





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