BLE112

Bluegiga BLE112 Bluetooth® 4.0 single mode Development Kit received today

Today I picked up a “Bluegiga BLE112 Bluetooth® 4.0 single mode Development Kit” from my Distributor KELAG to start BLE Development. The iBLE App which is currently under development was able to see the development kit, which has a Thermometer Demo installed by default. The combination of the development kit, my new iPhone4S, the knowledge on creating PCBs and Reflow soldering will result in some nice BLE Peripherals soon. I will add those here on the blog as they are finished.

14 Responses to Bluegiga BLE112 Bluetooth® 4.0 single mode Development Kit received today

  1. deepak June 1, 2012 at 12:33 #

    Hi Mr. Kroll, were you able to use this dev kit?

    How easy is it to attach another sensor like a gloucometer to this?

    If i want to get dynamic uninterrupted data like ECG, I must go back to Bluetooth 2.1 right? Does this support 2.1 also?

    Thank you for your response.

    Deepak

  2. Simon Taylor July 3, 2012 at 15:48 #

    The board does not support 2.1, it’s a single mode BTLE module on there – the BLE112.

    • Michael Kroll July 3, 2012 at 21:03 #

      Hi Simon,
      no the BLE Shield is single mode only and does not support “Classic” Bluetooth but Bluetooth 4.0 or bLuetooth Low Energy.

      Cheers,
      Michael.

  3. Eric July 6, 2012 at 22:51 #

    Hi Michael,

    How hard would it be to program the BLED112 dongle to essentially act as a keyboard emulator that can connect to an iPad 3 so that I can use my iPad as a keyboard?

    Cheers,
    Eric

  4. Lisa August 2, 2012 at 18:07 #

    Hi Michael,

    I received the Bluegiga BLE112 Dev Kit a few months ago, and neither myself or others where I work could get it to work. Do you have any advice or instructions on how to get the bluetooth dongle and the dev board to connect to each other?

    thanks,
    Lisa

    • Michael Kroll August 2, 2012 at 18:30 #

      Hi Lisa,
      what about writing your question into the new Mobile Computing Forum I’m currently setting up 🙂

      http://forum.mkroll.mobi

      Have you contacted the Bluegiga support?

      I’ll announce the forum on my blog and twitter in a few minutes.

      Cheers,
      Michael.

  5. Lisa August 2, 2012 at 18:58 #

    Thanks.
    I will post in your forum right now. I have contacted Bluegiga, but they mainly just tell me to look at the developer documents online.

  6. Andrew February 5, 2013 at 11:52 #

    I’m trying to build an application that will allow me to communicate with a microcontroller and bluetooth antenna ble 4.0 Bluegiga. I need the pin out configuration of the antenna. Also, if possible, I’m trying to design a circuit which is very small. Which microcontroller do you recommend? The final size and I would get about 40 x40 mm. Believes it is possible to achieve it??
    Thank you for any response will be able to tell me …
    Best Regards.

    • Michael Kroll February 5, 2013 at 12:21 #

      Hello Andrew,
      what do you mean with antenna? Are you refering to the BLE112 Module?
      The Datasheet of the BLE112 modules is available at Bluegiga’s Techforum: http://www.bluegiga.com/support
      Choosing the microcontroller may depend on the application you’d like to achieve.
      Small peripherals can of course be implemented on 40x40mm space, depending on the case you’d implement.

      Cheers,
      Michael.

  7. Andrew February 5, 2013 at 14:41 #

    Yes, I mean the ble 112 module.
    I would like to manage, using the pwm, four digital outputs with an iphone app.
    Can you tell me a microcontroller (with small dimensions) that allows me to do so.
    I need help.
    I can’t see the pin out link because I’m not registered on bluegiga site.
    Best Regards.

    • Michael Kroll February 5, 2013 at 14:56 #

      Register at Bluegiga to get info’s about the Module. Most of the time I’m working with Arduino Clones which I adjust to my special needs. Finally I have a little experience with AVR uCs only. The are small from what I can tell.

      There are lot of resources on the web explaining how to start with AVR microcontrollers and how to build Arduino’s from scratch 🙂

      • Andrew February 5, 2013 at 16:21 #

        Hi Michael,
        I want to buy your shield for arduino uno.
        Please give me a link where I can buy that.
        Thank you for your support and for the other questionS that i’m sure i will do to you!!!
        I’m still holding to your experience.
        Bye.

        • Michael Kroll February 5, 2013 at 16:23 #

          Hi Andrew,
          here you are: http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/bleshield-based-on-bluegigas-ble112-module-p-1367.html?cPath=132_134

          Thanks for your interest in the shield,
          Michael.

          • Andrew July 30, 2013 at 10:36 #

            Hello Dr Kroll,
            I would try to manage a rgb lamp bluetooth way and iphone 4s with its module for arduino (which I bought recently), but I’m not succeeding. Do you have any advice or information for me?
            I am writing to know how should I do to handle 1 led through bluetooth and see if the communication works well.
            (I had download your app, but I don’t want to check only the comunication with the iphone, I want to run everything).
            I do not know if arduino can manage the BLE module, or if you also have to program the shield.
            Thank you.
            regards,
            Andrew

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