Questions tagged [bluetooth-low-energy]

For questions related to the use of a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless personal area network in IoT devices.

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Are there any Bluetooth LE light dimmers with open APIs?

Are there any smart light switches/dimmers that support Bluetooth Low Energy and have an open or accessible APIs? I want to gradually replace all dumb switches in my house with smart switches, but ...
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Is Bluetooth a good enough protocol for “lost my keys” beacons?

Bluetooth beacons for localizing lost objects are beginning to spread. You can locate them using an app on your smartphone (yes, and create an account, share on facebook your objects, ...) with a ...
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Is MQTT protocol appropriate for transmitting sensor readings over BLE?

Assume that there are numerous weak sensors (e.g., Arduino level devices) which rely on BLE as means of communication and that these devices are connected to a more powerful gateway (e.g., Raspberry ...
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Speed limitations on moving sensors

After I watched this video of the docking scene in Interstellar sweded using a light bulb and a fan, I was thinking: Are there speed limitations with moving sensors, such as measuring a spinning ...
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Suitable wireless technologies for high density industrial IoT

I have a requirement to design M2M communication devices for a factory which has 1000 nodes (machines) within 100m of each other. The devices will be wired to get power and will transmit a payload of ...
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Setting a device clock with BLE

I'd like to build a device that obtains the local time from a phone or laptop via BLE. My ideal interaction flow would be: push a "set time" button on the device to make it start advertising open ...
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What would be the best way of authenticating users without password or username?

In our project, there are over 200 dummy users who are not very capable of using mobile technologies or computers comfortly. The project is essentially a MRP & Production Planning solution with ...
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Optimal Wireless Technology for High Data Rate & Low Latency IoT Application

I am planning to use the BNO055 Absolute Orientation Sensor for collecting the accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscopic measurements for an application. As of now I want the data to be sent at a ...
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Rapid pairing of Bluetooth low energy interface

I'm looking at making a remote control for a custom IoT device using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and I want the battery in the remote to last a very long time (primary battery, non rechargeable) so I ...
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How does transmit power influence the accuracy of beacon sensor readings?

I have some Bluvision Beeks beacons equipped with temperature sensors. I can adjust their transmit powers. I am wondering if setting a higher transmit power for a particular beacon will result in a ...
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Is there an IoT device which has Bluetooth, GPS, a USB port and which can support a module for an alarm?

I'm looking for an IoT device which has Bluetooth, GPS, a USB port and which can support a module for an alarm. The end product is a wearable device therefore the device should be small. It should be ...
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Protocol for over 300 metres and minimum of 20 kbytes datarate?

We are trying to choose the most suitable connection protocol for wearable devices, with the following constraints: 300 - 500 devices will simultaneously connect About 1 km2 site area—coverage is ...
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Looking for direction to find a specific hardware

I am struggling finding a specific hardware, here is what I need : Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon good range Button on it to send a signal to my iOS/Android app Possibility to switch off/on (not ...
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Maximum Bluetooth LE devices near each other without interference

I am planning to put 100+ Ruuvitag beacons(Bluetooth LE tranmistters) in a ~120m2 area. There will be approximately 1 meter distance between devices. I need to get their advertisements at once using ...
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Can a Bluetooth tag (iOS and Android) send a push notification without the device being connected to the internet?

I have several Bluetooth tags, model "Onyx Beacon One". They can be controlled via the company's CMS. I can also switch them between Eddystone UID&URL and iBeacon. I can simply place two of them ...
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BLE only partially connected in iPhone? [closed]

I am trying to use BLE to send strings of data from a CSR8675 chip to an iPhone I am having problems pairing the chip with the iPhone for BLE communication, and need some ideas on how to proceed ...
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Devices wth Support for BLE Services 'Location and Speed' and 'Heartrate'

I need a BLE test device that supports at least Location and Navigation (0x2A67) 1 Heart Rate (0x180D) and optionally Health Thermometer (0x1809) Can anyone recommend one? Edit: I'm not looking '...
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Range of BLE and IEEE 802.15.4

In theory, IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee, Thread etc.) can achieve a much larger range than Bluetooth Low Energy (conventional, not coded PHY) due to its usually higher sensitivity (see for example here or ...
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List of BLE hardware devices & what BLE services that they support

I'm looking a simple reference list that would shows me the supported BLE Services on each devices - for example; MIO Heart Rate Global -> (Heart Rate 0x180D) Archon Wireless Bike Meter -> (Cycling ...
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Distance calculation based on RSSI value

I want to calculate the RSSI value of a Bluetooth module (HC05) and from the derived RSSI value I want to calculate the distance of the surrounding devices. I'm using an Arduino Uno r3 as a controller ...
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How can I set the clock of my smart watch using my Windows 10 computer?

I bought a smart watch (MS1020). I would like to set the date and time but I do not have a smartphone or an android device on which to install the associated app (Yoho Sport). Is there a way to set ...
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Unable to receive response to AT commands after switching from data mode to command mode

I am having issues with receiving the response to the AT commands from the NINA after switching from data mode to back to command mode. I used the "ATS2?" command to check the escape character and ...
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How do the AirPods communicate with the phone?

By reading the iFixit Teardown, one can realize that the AirPods use the W1 chip for wireless communications. Since both Airpods are wireless, there are questions still unanswered. Do both Airpods ...
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How to set up the Timeslot API for AES-CCM peripheral use

I am using a nordic BLE SOC: nrf52 dk, along with s130 and sdk 14.2.0 I want to secure an advertised BLE packet with AES CCM encryption. The board contains a co-processor for AES calculation that is ...
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BLE advertising packet formation using nordic stack

I am working on A BLE beacon application to advertise data. I am using nordic nrf52 Development kit and nordic sdk s132. I am starting from the beacon exapmle provided by nordic. My question is how is ...
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CRC-24 calculation method validation

I am working on a BLE Beacon application and to generate the packet to be advertised I need to calculate a 24-bits CRC value out of the BLE header, source access and the payload. In the official ...
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AWS Greengrass Raspberry Pi scanning for Bluetooth LE

I have a AWS Greengrass setup where I would like to have a Raspberry Pi constantly scanning for BLE devices and if anything is found publish a message via MQTT. I've gotten the script to work locally ...
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ESP32 & Bluetooth

I'm currently looking into how to set up a sense network made from ESP32s to track BLE tokens in an area, but I'm stuck at the first step... Getting Bluetooth & device listing to work on the ESP32,...
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Push notifications to Mi Band 3

How can I push notifications to my Mi Band 3 without notifications showing up on my phone? It could be code, or could be an app for Windows or Android. I'm planning on writing an app using custom ...
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How Different is a Car's Bluetooth from phone Bluetooth

I'm developing an application which makes use of a car's Bluetooth but I need to identify if a certain Bluetooth device is a car's Bluetooth. Is there a way to differentiate between Bluetooth devices ...
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NINA B1 firmware update from 3.0.1.1 to 4.0.0

I try to update many time with no success. I am having error in loading the NINA-B11X-BOOT3.0.1.zip using UART. Any of you found a solution?