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Windows CE 6 - Bluetooth Low Energy support RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does anyone have any economical suggestions for adding Bluetooth Low Energy support to a Windows CE 6 platform while retaining classic Bluetooth support?

    My options seem to be:

    License a dual stack from StoneStreet for around $35K plus a royalty fee per device shipped.

    http://www.stonestreetone.com/bluetopiaLE.cfm 

    This is really a bit out of the budget of the project.

    Or put in two bluetooth radios and for LE use a radio such as the ones from BlueRadios that are AT command driven.

    http://www.blueradios.com/hardware_LE4.0-S2.htm

    That's a bit of a pain though as I'm not sure I want both radios running at the same time for interference reasons but would like to retain the use of the classic Bluetooth stack that the Win CE OS would handle for me.  BlueRadios has a dual mode Bluetooth radio but if I used it I'd have to forgo using the Windows CE BT driver and would have to handle everything by serial AT commands (not just the LE part) and forgo using PAN which I like having the option of.

    If anyone has any experience or ideas I'd appreciate hearing from you.

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:57 AM

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  • You could write a shim layer that talks CE BT stack on one side, and AT commands on the other, right?

    Disclaimer: I haven't looked into this in detail, I'm just dropping ideas here.


    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
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    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:03 AM