X-NUCLEO-IDB05A1 Bluetooth Low Energy

The X-NUCLEO-IDB05A1 is a Bluetooth Low Energy evaluation board based on the SPBTLE-RF BlueNRG-MS RF module.

Hello World

Import programmbed-os-example-ble-Advertising

BLE Advertising sample application





The X-NUCLEO-IDB05A1 is a Bluetooth Low Energy evaluation board based on the SPBTLE-RF BlueNRG-MS RF module to allow expansion of the STM32 Nucleo boards. The SPBTLE-RF module is FCC (FCC ID: S9NSPBTLERF) and IC certified (IC: 8976C-SPBTLERF).

The X-NUCLEO-IDB05A1 is compatible with the ST Morpho and Arduino UNO R3 connector layout (the user can mount the ST Morpho connectors, if required). The X-NUCLEO-IDB05A1 interfaces with the STM32 microcontroller via the SPI pin, and the user can change the default SPI clock, the SPI chip select and SPI IRQ by changing one resistor on the evaluation board.

Arduino Connector Compatibility Warning

X-NUCLEO-IDB05A1 is Arduino compatible with an exception: instead of using pin D13 for the SPI clock, they use pin D3. The default configuration for this library is having the SPI clock on pin D3.

To be fully Arduino compatible, X-NUCLEO-IDB05A1 needs a small HW patch that consists in removing zero resistor R4 and instead soldering zero resistor R6.

If you use pin D13 for the SPI clock, please be aware that on STM32 Nucleo boards you may not drive the LED, otherwise you will get a conflict: the LED on STM32 Nucleo boards is connected to pin D13.

Referring to the current list of tested platforms, the patch is required by ST-Nucleo-F103RB; ST-Nucleo-F302R8; ST-Nucleo-F411RE; and ST-Nucleo-F446RE.

For better performance and compatibility with latest mbed API, you should update firmware of this component by using this simple application.

The library for this component uses ARM Cordio stack. The HCI driver source code can be found on Github.

Further information and ordering

X-NUCLEO-IDB05A1 can be purchased directly from ST web site.
The page provides additional documents like a user manual, a quick start guide, schematics, gerber files and bill of materials.
Additional SW and tools are also provided.

Getting Started Video