Does SAMB11 support central role (client)?

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I own a SAMB11 development kit. It comes with many examples regarding the use of the SAMB11 as peripheral role. But I can't find anything where the SAMB11 acts as client.

Does anyone know the SAMB11 family supports central role and if there is any documentation anywhere?

 

Last Edited: Mon. Sep 18, 2017 - 10:37 AM
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Greetings and Welcome to AVR Freaks!

 

What do you mean by "central role" and "client"?

 

There are MANY applications where small MCUs (including SAMB11) are used as the only controller in the system. If that is what you mean by "central role", then, most certainly, yes.

 

In my opinion, there is nothing fundamentally  different about client and host (which is what I think we call your "central role"). You simply design the code to carry out the needed tasks. What the "needed tasks" are will vary with every application.

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

Last Edited: Fri. Sep 15, 2017 - 04:08 PM
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ka7ehk wrote:
What do you mean by "central role" and "client"?

It's a Bluetooth chip - so he's asking about Bluetooth  "central role" and "client"

 

But this has nothing to do with ASF - should be in either the SAM or the IoT forum ...

 

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awneil wrote:
should be in either the SAM or the IoT forum ...
Tell me which one and I will move it.

 

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Since it's specifically about the Comms (Bluetooth) aspects, I'd go for the IoT forum?

IoT:  A collection of community forums for discussing Internet of Things (IoT) applications, security, connectivity, ecosystem, and services including Atmel's enabling technologies.

There is a section there specifically for BT

 

 

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I was talking about the Bluetooth roles, where the peripheral role is the one offering services and advertising himself; the central role is the one establishing connections.

I can find several examples regarding the first but none regarding the second. 

I'm wondering also if the SAMB11 can support both roles at the same time.

Davide

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Doesn't the datasheet tell you this?

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its is bluetooth device it does support the role, i think you dont have many application for the role central in ASF but there is proximity monitor application which acts as a GATT client.......................................

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Thank you, the proximity monitor application is what I was looking for. I didn't notice it because it is not part of the Atmel Start but I can find it now among the examples.