AIRcable SMD with Bluetooth 2.1

Written on:agosto 25, 2011
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AIRcable SMD

The AIRcable SMD unit integrates three cutting-edge technologies to create the most powerful and flexible Bluetooth module in the industry — an enhanced BASIC interpreter, a wirelessly accessible file system for data-logging and program code, and the industry-standard Bluetooth® 2.1 with EDR radio.

Based on our patented AIRmote™ technology, this versatile SMD module acquires sensor data, runs computations, and communicates using Bluetooth technology. Clustering these units together creates a low-power, highly flexible mesh communications networks that can interact with other nodes and with other Bluetooth compatible devices such as PCs, cell phones, laptops, and handhelds.

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Radio with SPP, FTP & OBEX

The use of Bluetooth as the base technology ensures that these devices interoperate with all other devices which are Bluetooth compatible, such as laptops, PDAs, cell phones, Bluetooth instruments (barcode readers, RFID, etc.), and other AIRcable devices. The AIRcable SMD is capable of sending and receiving messages (OBEX) independent of other Bluetooth connections (i.e. steaming data over SPP), and BASIC computations. AIRcable SMD devices can even configure and program other AIRcable SMD devices allowing a wireless boot of a mesh network while it is already deployed.

Because the AIRcable SMD uses the OBEX (OBject EXchange) communications protocol, it can transfer files, messages such as vCard contact information, vCalendar schedule entries, vNote for Palm/PC, and even applications to any other Bluetooth device such a cell phone, PalmPilot, PC, or notebook, or to another AIRcable unit.

AIRcable SMDs are able to manage up to four simultaneous connections, including: file upload/download, send/receive messages from other devices, and send/receive streaming data.

Ports include:

  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Standard (802.11 tolerant)
  • 2 wireless data streaming ports using Serial Port Profile (SPP) – one master, one slave at the same time
  • OBEX/FTP and OBEX/PIM clients available through BASIC programming
  • OBEX/FTP and OBEX/PIM server
  • one physical UART port
  • one I2C master port
  • SPI master port
  • 2 analog input ports (8bit) with wireless streaming capability (120 readings per second)
  • 2 analog output port
  • 11 general digial input/output lines, 2 LED drivers
  • stereo speaker and stereo microphone ports
  • digital audio ports, PCM/SP_DIF

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