4 years, 2 months ago.

Arm mbed devices that have BLE?

I was looking to get into some BLE devices to play with... Does anyone have ideas?

3 Answers

4 years, 2 months ago.

There is a platform filter to find BLE/Bluetooth smart supporting platforms.


4 years, 2 months ago.

I use the RebBearLab nrf51882 and nano boards. There are some example programs on the online development system.

The nrf51822 board is Arduino compatible, so it is quite easy to hook up sensor etc... The weak point with these boards, is they are dependent on binaries provided by Nordic Semiconductors (softdevices).

Depending on the soft device you have central, peripheral or both roles. Not all of these are available on line(I think). This isn't a problem as development can be carried out offline using gcc(Linux or Windows) or Keil. There are plenty of example programs which can be downloaded from github.

Nordic have a new nrf52 mbed compatible board coming out this month, probably at about $100. It is pretty impressive with PWM, SPI, i2s, i2c, ADC, PDM etc... Examples are available to download and can be readily compiled and dragged and dropped to flash. At this moment I guess there are no examples on line.

I've just realized, I may have gone against the spirit of the question, as the recommendations may be leading to an offline developement system.