Windows IoT (Intel Galileo) - state of the Bluetooth stack? RRS feed

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  • Hej folks,

    I got an arduino bluetooth shield up and running on the intel galileo, controlling it just as I would if I would use a normal arduino board. Working as intended...

    But I wanna save some vertical space and I'm about to pull the trigger and get a mPCI-e Bluetooth card, and I'm curious how accessing that looks like. I know I'll need to slip in drivers, and that's not what worries me, but I'm curious if anyone actually tried it... my initial plan was to use WiFi (and I successfully installed and detected a WiFi card on the Galileo) but the WiFi stack is MIA, and the official statement is "it's on our backlog".

    So yeah, anyone who has any experience with a Bluetooth mPCIe card?

    Thanks for everything!

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:18 PM


  • Hi there,

    The Bluetooth subsystem is not available on the Galileo because the subsystem is tightly coupled to the user interface which is been stubbed out on Galileo. The best option for Galileo is to use Bluetooth via UART on Pin 0 & Pin1 (see the Xbee sample; it would leverage similar code).

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 4:34 PM

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