SIMPLELINK-SDK-BLUETOOTH-PLUGIN

Bluetooth plug-in for the SimpleLink™ MSP432 SDK

SIMPLELINK-SDK-BLUETOOTH-PLUGIN

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Overview

The SimpleLink™ SDK Bluetooth Plugin is a companion software package that enables the use of a Bluetooth Network Processor (NWP) on a Host SimpleLink platform. This software package supports the MSP432P4, MSP432E4, and CC32xx devices as Host platforms, and the CC2650MODA, CC2640, and CC26x2R1 as Bluetooth Low Energy Network Processors. By using a supported Host platform along with a supported Network Processor, this two-chip solution can act as either a GAP Peripheral role or a GAP Central role. This software package works in tandem with a SimpleLink software development kit (SDK) to provide a portable and expandable Bluetooth programming suite. Through the ability to seamlessly and modularly add Bluetooth functionality (more specifically Bluetooth Low Energy/BLE) to an embedded system, a programmer can enable their embedded device to become a gateway to various IOT infrastructures.

For examples demonstrating the two-chip solution in a peripheral role, the plugin leverages the use of the TI Simple Application Processor (SAP) driver connected to a CC26xx Simple Network Processor (SNP) to provide a highly customizable hardware configuration. For software connectivity between the SAP and the SNP, an architecture agnostic HAL/Drivers layer is used to promote software portability and maximize collateral reuse.

For examples demonstrating the two-chip solution in a central role, communication between the NWP and the Host occurs through a UART serial interface using the Host Controller Interface (HCI) protocol. TI Vendor Specific HCI commands and a limited subset of Bluetooth LE HCI commands/events are supported to implement a Bluetooth application. By using TI Vendor Specific commands and events, the application can communicate with and access the BLE stack.

Features
  • Wide-ranging demo suite that showcases software features and demonstrates BLE functionality
  • Power management capability to enable low power or regular power modes
  • Comprehensive documentation and examples for each software components including software API Guides and User's Guides
  • GAP Central Role support
    • Host Controller Interface (HCI) protocol used for communication between the Host platform and the NWP
    • Supports Network Processor acting as Host Test      
    • Supports a subset of TI Vendor Specific HCI commands and Bluetooth LE HCI commands/events to the NWP
    • UART serial interface between the Network Processor and the Host
    • BLE 5 support
    • Support for Low Energy Secure Connection (LESC) Pairing
    • Tested with up to 4 peripherals connected simultaneously (but can support more than 4 connections)
    • Can demonstrate central device acting as an IOT Gateway through use with the SimpleLink BLE Azure Gateway Example Pack  
  • GAP Peripheral Role support
    • Enabled through use of the TI Simple Application Processor (SAP) driver that provides APIs to allow for a generic and portable interface between the MSP432 and CC26xx
    • BLE 4 and BLE 5 support
    • UART or SPI serial interface between the Network Processor and the Host
    • Various sample applications
    • Bluetooth profiles

  • Embedded libraries and source code
  • TI-RTOS kernel
  • Firmware images with common configurations for flashing devices
  • Comprehensive documentation and examples for each software components including software API Guides and User's Guides
  • BLE Sample Applications
    • Project Zero (Starting point for BLE development)
    • Simple Application Processor
    • Over-the-air firmware updates (OTA)
    • Sensor BoosterPack
    • LCD Text BoosterPack
    • BLE Wi-Fi Provisioning
    • Simple Central

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Plug-in

SIMPLELINK-SDK-BLUETOOTH-PLUGIN Bluetooth Plug-in for SimpleLink™ MCU SDK

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Bluetooth products
CC2640 SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless MCU with 128kB Flash CC2642R SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless MCU with 352kB Flash CC2650 SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless MCU with 128kB Flash CC2650MODA SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless module with 128kB Flash
Wi-Fi products
CC3220S SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 Wi-Fi® wireless MCU with secure boot and 256kB RAM CC3220SF SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 Wi-Fi® wireless MCU with 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM CC3235S SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 dual-band Wi-Fi® wireless MCU with 256kB RAM CC3235SF SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 dual-band Wi-Fi® wireless MCU with 1MB Flash
Arm-based microcontrollers
MSP432E401Y SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F MCU with ethernet, CAN, 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM MSP432E411Y SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F MCU with ethernet, CAN, TFT LCD, 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM
Multi-protocol products
CC2652R SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless MCU with 352kB Flash
Hardware development
BOOSTXL-CC2650MA TI SimpleLink™ Bluetooth® low energy CC2650 Module BoosterPack™ Plug-in Module CC3220S-LAUNCHXL SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3220S wireless microcontroller LaunchPad™ development kit CC3220SF-LAUNCHXL SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3220SF wireless microcontroller LaunchPad™ development kit LAUNCHXL-CC2640R2 SimpleLink™ Bluetooth® Low Energy CC2640R2 wireless MCU LaunchPad™ development kit LAUNCHXL-CC26X2R1 SimpleLink™ multi-standard CC26x2R wireless MCU LaunchPad™ development kit LAUNCHXL-CC3235S SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3235S dual-band LaunchPad™ development kit LAUNCHXL-CC3235SF SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3235SF dual-band LaunchPad™ development kit MSP-EXP432E401Y SimpleLink™ Ethernet MSP432E401Y MCU Launchpad™ Development Kit
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SIMPLELINK-SDK-BLUETOOTH-PLUGIN Bluetooth Plug-in for SimpleLink™ MCU SDK

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Latest version
Version: 3.20.00.24
Release date: 31 Jul 2019

Windows Installer for SimpleLink SDK BLE Plugin

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macOS Installer for SimpleLink SDK BLE Plugin

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Linux Installer for SimpleLink SDK BLE Plugin

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Products
Bluetooth products
CC2640 SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless MCU with 128kB Flash CC2642R SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless MCU with 352kB Flash CC2650 SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless MCU with 128kB Flash CC2650MODA SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless module with 128kB Flash
Wi-Fi products
CC3220S SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 Wi-Fi® wireless MCU with secure boot and 256kB RAM CC3220SF SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 Wi-Fi® wireless MCU with 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM CC3235S SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 dual-band Wi-Fi® wireless MCU with 256kB RAM CC3235SF SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 dual-band Wi-Fi® wireless MCU with 1MB Flash
Arm-based microcontrollers
MSP432E401Y SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F MCU with ethernet, CAN, 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM MSP432E411Y SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F MCU with ethernet, CAN, TFT LCD, 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM
Multi-protocol products
CC2652R SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless MCU with 352kB Flash
Hardware development
BOOSTXL-CC2650MA TI SimpleLink™ Bluetooth® low energy CC2650 Module BoosterPack™ Plug-in Module CC3220S-LAUNCHXL SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3220S wireless microcontroller LaunchPad™ development kit CC3220SF-LAUNCHXL SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3220SF wireless microcontroller LaunchPad™ development kit LAUNCHXL-CC2640R2 SimpleLink™ Bluetooth® Low Energy CC2640R2 wireless MCU LaunchPad™ development kit LAUNCHXL-CC26X2R1 SimpleLink™ multi-standard CC26x2R wireless MCU LaunchPad™ development kit LAUNCHXL-CC3235S SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3235S dual-band LaunchPad™ development kit LAUNCHXL-CC3235SF SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3235SF dual-band LaunchPad™ development kit MSP-EXP432E401Y SimpleLink™ Ethernet MSP432E401Y MCU Launchpad™ Development Kit

Documentation

SimpleLink SDK BLE Plugin User's Guide

What's new

  • This version of the SimpleLink Bluetooth Plugin now enables a BLE two-chip solution to act as a GAP Central role. Previous versions of this plugin only included support for GAP Peripheral role. This new functionality is showcased through the addition of the new simple_central example, which uses the MSP432E401Y as the Host device and the CC26x2R1 as the NWP. The simple_central example demonstrates the following features:
    • Host: MSP432E401Y
    • NWP: CC26X2R1
    • GAP Central role support
    • Host Controller Interface (HCI) protocol used for communication with the NWP
    • BLE5 support
    • Power management
    • Low Energy Secure Connection (LESC) Pairing
    • Tested with up to 4 peripherals connected simultaneously (but can support more than 4 connections)
    • Supports a subset of TI Vendor Specific HCI commands and Bluetooth LE HCI commands/events. More information on these APIs can be found BLE Vendor Specific API Guide.
    • Works out-of-box with the Sensors BoosterPack and Project Zero examples that are also in the SimpleLink SDK Bluetooth Plugin.
    • The GAP Central source code is also showcased in a separate downloadable: the SimpleLink BLE Plugin Azure Gateway Example Pack. This example pack demonstrates enabling a user’s BLE two-chip solution to become a gateway to the Azure IoT cloud. The SimpleLink BLE Plugin Azure Gateway Example Pack can be found on www.ti.com.

Release Information

The SimpleLink™ SDK BLE Plugin is a companion software package that enables the use of a Bluetooth radio on any standard MSP432P4 platform, MSP432E4 or CC32XX platform, and enables this two-chip solution to act as either a GAP Peripheral role or a GAP Central role. By having the ability to seamlessly and modularly add Bluetooth functionality (more specifically Bluetooth Low Energy/BLE) to an embedded system, a programmer can enable their embedded device to become a gateway to various IOT infrastructures.

For examples demonstrating the two-chip solution in a peripheral role, the plugin leverages the use of the TI Simple Application Processor (SAP) driver connected to a CC26xx Simple Network Processor (SNP) to provide a highly customizable hardware configuration. For software connectivity between the SAP and the SNP, an architecture agnostic HAL/Drivers layer is used to promote software portability and maximize collateral reuse.

For examples demonstrating the two-chip solution in a central role, communication between the NWP and the Host occurs through a UART serial interface using the Host Controller Interface (HCI) protocol. TI Vendor Specific HCI commands and a limited subset of Bluetooth LE HCI commands/events to implement a Bluetooth application. By using TI Vendor Specific commands and events, the application can communicate with and access the BLE stack.

Plug-in

SIMPLELINK-BLE-PLUGIN-AZURE-GATEWAY-EXAMPLE-PACK SimpleLink™ Bluetooth low energy plug-in Azure™ gateway example pack

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Bluetooth products
CC2642R SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless MCU with 352kB Flash
Arm-based microcontrollers
MSP432E401Y SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F MCU with ethernet, CAN, 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM
Multi-protocol products
CC2652R SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless MCU with 352kB Flash
Hardware development
LAUNCHXL-CC26X2R1 SimpleLink™ multi-standard CC26x2R wireless MCU LaunchPad™ development kit MSP-EXP432E401Y SimpleLink™ Ethernet MSP432E401Y MCU Launchpad™ Development Kit
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SIMPLELINK-BLE-PLUGIN-AZURE-GATEWAY-EXAMPLE-PACK SimpleLink™ Bluetooth low energy plug-in Azure™ gateway example pack

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Latest version
Version: 3.20.00.22
Release date: 31 Jul 2019

Windows Installer for SimpleLink BLE Plug-in Azure Gateway Example Pack

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macOS Installer for SimpleLink BLE Plug-in Azure Gateway Example Pack

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Linux Installer for SimpleLink BLE Plug-in Azure Gateway Example Pack

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Products
Bluetooth products
CC2642R SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless MCU with 352kB Flash
Arm-based microcontrollers
MSP432E401Y SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F MCU with ethernet, CAN, 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM
Multi-protocol products
CC2652R SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless MCU with 352kB Flash
Hardware development
LAUNCHXL-CC26X2R1 SimpleLink™ multi-standard CC26x2R wireless MCU LaunchPad™ development kit MSP-EXP432E401Y SimpleLink™ Ethernet MSP432E401Y MCU Launchpad™ Development Kit

Documentation

SimpleLink BLE Plug-in Azure Gateway Example Pack User's Guide

Release Information

The SimpleLink SDK BLE Plugin Azure Gateway Example Pack is a companion software packages that enables a user to enable their BLE applications as a gateway to the Azure Cloud.

This Examples Pack requires prior download of the SimpleLink SDK BLE Plugin, as well as the SimpleLink SDK E4 Azure Plugin. Without prior installation of those plugins, as well as their SDK dependencies, the examples in this Example Pack will not work.

What's new

  • First release of the SimpleLink BLE Plugin Azure Gateway Example Pack.
  • This release contains the azure_gateway example, which demonstrates how a 2-chip GAP central role solution can act as a gateway to the Azure IoT cloud. This feature uses the MSP432E401Y as the Host device and the CC26x2R1 as the NWP. The source code used for this example can be found in the SimpleLink Bluetooth Plugin and in the SimpleLink MSP432E4 SDK Azure IoT Plugin. The azure_gateway example demonstrates the following features:
    • Host: MSP432E401Y
    • NWP: CC26X2R1
    • GAP Central role support
    • Host Controller Interface (HCI) protocol used for communication with the NWP
    • BLE5 support
    • Power management
    • Low Energy Secure Connection (LESC) Pairing
    • Tested with up to 4 peripherals connected simultaneously (but can support more than 4 connections)
    • Supports a subset of TI Vendor Specific HCI commands and Bluetooth LE HCI commands/events. More information on these APIs can be found BLE Vendor Specific API Guide.
    • Works out-of-box with the Sensors BoosterPack and Project Zero examples that are also in the SimpleLink SDK Bluetooth Plugin.

Supported products & hardware

Arm-based microcontrollers
MSP432E401Y SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F MCU with ethernet, CAN, 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM MSP432E411Y SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4F MCU with ethernet, CAN, TFT LCD, 1MB Flash and 256kB RAM
Bluetooth products
CC2640 SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless MCU with 128kB Flash CC2650 SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless MCU with 128kB Flash CC2650MODA SimpleLink™ 32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 multiprotocol 2.4 GHz wireless module with 128kB Flash
Evaluation board
BOOSTXL-CC2650MA TI SimpleLink™ Bluetooth® low energy CC2650 Module BoosterPack™ Plug-in Module MSP-TS432PZ100 100-pin Target Development Board for SimpleLink™ MSP432P4x MCUs (microcontroller not included)
Debug probe
TMDSEMU110-U XDS110 JTAG Debug Probe TMDSEMU200-U XDS200 USB Debug Probe

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