BTLC1000 for dummies

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I was wondering whether anybody had make effective progress with the BTLC1000 module.  Judging by earlier posts, not only do the people posting find it fairly baffling, but as there are precious few responses everybody else does too.  

Usually Microchip nee Atmel explain their technology extremely well.  But this seems to be an exception.  Many other manufacturers seem to have gone to extreme efforts to make their BLE products easy to use and understand (e.g Cypress and Nordic).  Why is the Atmel product so poorly demonstrated.

I have managed to make it work fine at the Xplained level, but I expect to be able to use it on my own board which means I have got to follow the twists and turns of programming well.  -  I don't - A pseudo program would be a good start or at least some good commenting.  I couldn't get the ASF version working,  

I commonly use Sparkfun and Adafruit projects based on Arduino to work out more complicated programs for chips using their own API, but interestingly neither of these two companies have gone anywhere near this module.   

So is their a guide for Dummies?

Mike

 

 

 

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I think the basic thing is that BTLC1000 is not for dummies!

 

To be fair, I think that goes for most BLE devices in general ...

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Ok.  I take your point but I still maintain that ASF material is designed to "simplify the usage of microcontrollers" ...   To quote Atmel.

Just because BLE is demanding, this is no excuse for a lack of commenting and guidance actually the opposite.

Anyway because I am not entirely a dummy and have a stubborn streak, I will continue my probably misplaced loyalty to Atmel and get a project working with their module.

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mikefw wrote:
no excuse for a lack of commenting and guidance 

Absolutely!

 

 

Top Tips:

  1. How to properly post source code - see: https://www.avrfreaks.net/comment... - also how to properly include images/pictures
  2. "Garbage" characters on a serial terminal are (almost?) invariably due to wrong baud rate - see: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/serial-communication
  3. Wrong baud rate is usually due to not running at the speed you thought; check by blinking a LED to see if you get the speed you expected
  4. Difference between a crystal, and a crystal oscillatorhttps://www.avrfreaks.net/comment...
  5. When your question is resolved, mark the solution: https://www.avrfreaks.net/comment...
  6. Beginner's "Getting Started" tips: https://www.avrfreaks.net/comment...