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Bluetooth Smart SDK targets Arduino-based projects

19 Feb 2014  | Julien Happich

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Nordic Semiconductor has rolled out a Bluetooth Smart software development kit (SDK) geared for Arduino-based projects. According to the company, the SDK is compatible with various Arduino, ChipKIT shields that se the nRF8001 Bluetooth Smart connectivity device.

The Bluetooth Smart SDK is a port of the existing SDK available for the nRF8001 Bluetooth Smart connectivity device. It is available as a repository on GitHub where 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.

Bluetooth Smart SDK

The software interface for the Bluetooth Smart SDK for Arduino has also been implemented on a variety of MCUs and MCU 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, stated the firm.

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.




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