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Getting started with Bluetooth Low Energy: Five action steps

By Mohammad Afaneh | May 18, 2017 |

If you’re just getting started with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), just looking to learn more about it, or exploring different ways to stay up-to-date then read on. Here are a few steps to get you started: Sign up for my FREE 7-day BLE email crash course: most books out there on the topic of Bluetooth Low Energy are pretty dated! Before committing to a book, I recommend signing up for my free email course. First of all, it’s 100% FREE, and it will get teach you all the basics of Bluetooth Low Energy that you’d spend hours to find elsewhere (including…

The complete nRF52 Mac development tutorial

By Mohammad Afaneh | May 10, 2017 |

[Update] I’ve published a more up-to-date version of this blog post that covers all three major operating systems (macOS, Windows, and Linux) using a different IDE. Check it out here: The complete cross-platform nRF development tutorial Today’s tutorial focuses on setting up the environment for nRF52 Mac development and debugging for Bluetooth Low Energy applications. Specifically, I will be using the new Nordic nRF52840 Preview Development Kit board that supports the enhanced features of Bluetooth 5 (including longer range, bigger advertisements and increased speed). A few notes about the setup/environment as well as the goals of this tutorial: We’ll be running on macOS…

BLE power consumption optimization: The comprehensive guide

By Mohammad Afaneh | April 24, 2017 |

BLE power consumption optimization: a comprehensive guide on how to achieve maximum battery life for your BLE device In my search to find a comprehensive guide for maximizing power efficiency for Bluetooth low energy devices, I found multiple guides from different vendors. These guides were great, but were more focused on specific chips and modules from the vendors. My goal here is to summarize the findings and make this a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to optimize power consumption for a BLE device – no matter which vendor you end up choosing. Introduction Many new electronic products – whether consumer,…

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