BLECM Out of Box Setup Guide

Bluetooth Low Energy Client Module
Out of Box Setup Guide
Version 1.0.0
Martin Bowman — Applications Engineer
Released 2015-12-14
Contents
1 IoT BLECM Development Kit
1.1 Out of the box setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2 Notes about this version
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3 Microchip required Tools and Applications
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4 Bluetooth iOS and Android Applications
4.1 Android . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2 iOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 Commisioning the demo
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List of Figures
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BLECM Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
App Settings - Connected to BLECM Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Realtime data between App and BLECM board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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IoT BLECM Development Kit
Microchip’s BLECM (Bluetooth Low Energy Client Module) Development Kit is designed to enable you to
quickly and easily connect an embedded system to a cellphone gateway. This entire ecosystem can be setup
in a matter of a few minutes by installing the iOS or Android app and connecting to the development kit.
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Out of the box setup
This document outlines the steps that are required to run the BLECM connected demo.
Figure 1: BLECM Board
The BLECM is powered from either 2 AA batteries of from a Mini USB connector. The power switch on
the top left of the board allows switching to either supply.
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Notes about this version
The BLECM is shipped with the latest version of the firmware programmed into the unit.
The latest version of the firmware can be found on the Microchip IoT webpage at http://www.microchip.
com/iot
The firmware uses the GATT (Generic Attribute) profile to send data between the App and the BLECM
board. To add additional data to the Payload both the App and the BLECM firmware will need to me
modified. Both the App source code and the BLECM source code are commented and detail the GATT
payload.
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Microchip required Tools and Applications
To rebuild and modify the code MPLAB X and XC16 are required. Both of these tools are available to
download from the Microchip website http://www.microchip.com/mplabx
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Bluetooth iOS and Android Applications
The BLECM board required an application to be loaded onto a cell phone or tablet for operation. Apps are
available for both Android and iOS and are available in the respective app stores.
NOTE: There is no need to enter a server address in the application, this is reserved for future development
4.1
Android
The latest version of the android app is version 1.0.0 and can be found by searching for BLECM in the
google play store or by following this link directly
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microchip.blecm.android
If you are reading this document on your device this will open the google play application so that you
can download the app, viewing on a PC/MAC will allow for remote install of the app.
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iOS
The iOS application is version 1.0.0 and can be found either in itunes or the App store by searching for
BLECM or by accessing this link directly
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blecm-development-kit/id963898849?mt=8.
This will open a link and allow you to install via itunes.
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Commisioning the demo
Once the App has been installed, start the App and navigate the to settings in the top right hand corner of
the app. Android app is shown iOS is similar.
Once the app has negotiated the bluetooth connection to the device, pressing the buttons on the BLECM
or adjusting the POT the values will be mirrored on the App. Using the sliders on the App the LED’s on
the BLECM board can be toggled.
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(a) Android
(b) iOS
Figure 2: App Settings - Connected to BLECM Board
(a) Android
(b) iOS
Figure 3: Realtime data between App and BLECM board
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Revision History
Revision
Date
Author(s)
Description
1.0.0
2015-12-14
M.Bowman
Initial Draft of Document
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