Become an expert in Bluetooth Low Energy development

Guiding you on your journey from beginner to expert in Bluetooth Low Energy

Latest Blog Posts

How to build the simplest nRF52 BLE Central (Lightbulb RC use case)

In any BLE application, there are (at least) two devices involved: a BLE Peripheral device and a BLE Central device. Usually, the BLE Central is a smartphone, but that doesn't mean it has to be! What if: you do not want to have to launch an app everytime you want to control a BLE Peripheral? you want to have a dedicated device that acts as the remote control for the Peripheral device? you want to utilize Bluetooth 5 features such as the long-range feature (Coded PHY)? (which currently does not exist in any smartphone) you want to learn more about how a ...
Read More

How to build the simplest nRF52 BLE Peripheral application (Lightbulb use case)

Let's face it... One of the hardest things when working with BLE is simply getting started. Whether it’s the setup of the IDE, the configuration of the project, or the implementation the BLE application. I've been there... I've felt lost, not knowing where and how to start... This is especially true since I was trying to learn the technology itself (BLE) in addition to learning an SDK, platform, and IDE all at once! It just felt overwhelming and way too many things to learn at one time. Lately, I've been focusing on one platform/chipset: Nordic's nRF52. This is due to ...
Read More

The complete cross-platform nRF development tutorial

The complete step-by-step cross-platform nRF development tutorial (for Windows, macOS, Linux) In a previous blog post (The complete nRF Mac developmeent tutorial), I went over how to set up your nRF development environment using the NetBeans IDE on a Mac. The beauty with NetBeans is that it's cross-platform and customizable to fit your needs. I had been using NetBeans for over a decade, so I was very comfortable with customizing and modifying the different settings and configurations to make it work. Unfortunately, the setup was quite lengthy and involved many changes to make it work, especially with on-target debugging. Even then, it wouldn't ...
Read More

Bluetooth 5 speed: How to achieve maximum throughput for your BLE application

Introduction In this second post in the series on Bluetooth 5, we cover the new feature of improved 2x speed along with a general overview of throughput for a BLE application (the previous post went over Bluetooth 5's new features in general and more specifically covered the increased advertisement capacity feature). First, we need to understand that the speeds advertised (1 Mbps and the new 2 Mbps) are only theoretical and are cut down when it comes down to application throughput. This is due to multiple reasons which we'll go over in the next section. The Bluetooth 5 “2x speed” ...
Read More
joshua

Joshua Horne, CTO

"This [e-book] has become my go-to guide for Bluetooth Low Energy development"

person-icon-scalia-testimonial

Keith B

"Mohammad [of Novel Bits] keeps abreast of the latest BLE requirements, tools, and techniques, and doesn’t hesitate to share his knowledge."

unnamed

Dave Elvig

"I wish I had read this [e-book] earlier in my learning curve"

Copyright © 2018 Novel Bits, LLC | All Rights Reserved