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Welcome

Welcome to the Renesas Bluetooth® Low Energy MCU Wiki

Introduction

This page is about the Renesas Bluetooth®® Low Energy devices. These are a set of Low Cost, Low Power SoC’s and Modules. The main goal of this page is to make the on-line information better accessible for HW and SW developers.

The Renesas.com website lists information per product; on this page we will present information per topic. We will go through a typical design cycle from Board availability, Getting Started guides till production line testing.


This page is meant to serve as a complementary resource available on Renesas web site for the Bluetooth® Low Energy SOCs.

Boards

For each of the Bluetooth® Low Energy products Renesas has 2 types of boards available:

  • Pro devkit: This development kit consist of a Motherboard/Daughterboard and includes the Power Profiling module
  • USB devkit: Small formfactor development. Target device is directly soldered on the board and has no Power Profiling module

Target device:

  • DA14585/DA14586/DA14531/DA14531-01/DA14530/DA14531MOD
  • DA14592

Datasheets

DA14592

DA14531

DA14531 Module

DA14585

DA14586

Getting started guides

Each of the boards has a getting started guide available. The purpose of such a guide is to help users get a board up and running in as short as possible time. It will explain how to connect the hardware, Install the required SW packages, Compile a first Blinky code and Flash it into the target device.

Board design

The hardware design of battery supplied wireless products requires extra attention. Each of the products has a hardware guidelines document that explains what needs to be considered when designing schematic and layout of a product. Some products have schematics and layout examples available for download. Antenna design is generic for all BLE products. Different antenna topologies are explained in a dedicated document together with design files.

Tools

The respective Getting Started Guides explain which tools need to be installed for each device family. This section will summarize on the tools and list a couple of additional tools that are available.

DA14592 and DA14691/695/697/699

DA145x (DA14531/531-01/530 and DA14585/DA14586)

Software Downloads

Each of the BLE products comes with a Software Development Kit. This can be downloaded from the Renesas website after accepting a license agreement. Next to the Bluetooth stack and a few utilities, the SDK includes several application layer SW examples.

SDK10 (10.1.2.86) for DA14592

SDK and Platform Reference Manual

SDK6 for DA14531, DA14585/DA14586

SDK10 (10.0.12.146.2) for DA14691/DA14695

In addition to the SDK zip file developers can also make use of SW examples on Github. These examples demonstrate for instance the use of the low level drivers and also more complex Bluetooth use cases. There SW examples are created in a modular approach such that users can test and re-use them in their target application.

Other Software downloads

Software Development

Next to the software examples the user can find useful information in a selection of on-line tutorials. Below is a list of Tutorials with short description:

DA14592

Title Description
DA14592 Getting started This tutorial is an introduction into SDK10. It explains how to implement basic functionality in the embedded firmware
Software Platform Reference Manual This document explains deeply the SDK
Tutorial BLE Custom Service Tutorial explaining what is a custom GATT profile and how to create one
Tutorial Advertising Concepts Tutorial describing how to create a BLE advertiser
Tutorial Starting a Project Explains how to start your first project on DA14592 and e2 Studio

DA14531, DA14585/DA14586

Title Description
SDK6 Getting started This tutorial is an introduction into SDK6. It explains how to implement basic functionality in the embedded firmware
SDK6 peripheral drivers This document provides info about the available low level drivers in the SDK and how to use them
Booting from OTP and Serial This document explains the various boot options from the external interface
BLE advertiser Tutorial describing how to create a BLE advertiser
Create a custom GATT Profile Tutorial explaining what is a custom GATT profile and how to create one
BLE Sleep modes Explains how to create a device with lowest possible power consumption
BLE security The tutorial gives basic understanding of BLE security and how to use this on SDK6
Flash selector Guide An overview of Flash devices that has been verified for DA145xx and SDK6
Tutorial SW debugging Tips and tricks on the various debugging techniques

DA1469x

Title Description
Starting a project The tutorial explains how to start your own SDK10 project
Using the Adapters in SDK10 Using the I2C the Adapter concept is explained as used in SDK10
Booting from Serial interfaces This document explains the various boot options from the UART or QSPI Flash
BLE advertiser Tutorial describing how to create a BLE advertiser
Flash Driver Creation How to develop a new custom QSPI driver for Flash or RAM
Flash Adaptor for Data Storage How to implement Non-Voltatile data storage using the available adapter
How to use images bigger than 512 Document explaining how to configure the SDK to run images larger than the default 512kB
Power management Tutorial explaining how to define hardware and software set-up for power consumption measurements
Secure Boot Mechanism The document explains how to use the feature of secure boot in the project

Renesas SmartBond Mobile Applications

  • Renesas SmartBond Mobile Application: The SmartBond™ app from Renesas Electronics is a mobile application that works as a generic tool for interacting with Bluetooth® Low Energy devices.
  • Renesas SmartConfig: With this app you can connect to devices which support the configuration service and modify settings that are available on the peer device
  • Renesas SmartConsole: This mobile application works with devices which support the Renesas CodeLess™ Service or the Dialog Serial Port Service (DSPS)
  • Renesas SUOTA: This mobile application provides Software Updates Over The Air (SUOTA) for SmartBond™ Bluetooth® low energy devices
  • Renesas SmartTags: This mobile application connects to Bluetooth® Low Energy Proximity devices

Renesas Support

Technical support discussions about Renesas BLE products, hardware, software can be found in the Renesas Engineering Community. You can also ask your question or report anything concerning this Wiki.

https://community.renesas.com/wireles-connectivity/f/bluetooth-low-energy