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    Bluetooth connection with a smartphone?

    Hello,

    I have been proposed to make an iPhone application that must connect wirelessly to a
    a target board that has Bluetooth capabilities.

    I know that the iPhone (IOS) communicates in either wifi or Bluetooth.

    I am therefore wondering what Bluetooth chip is able to communicate with the iPhone?
    Also if anyone knows of a good development kit that can do the job?

    Then I would make the Bluetooth chip communicate with my on-board MCU.

    Thanks for all feedback and help!

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    Re: Bluetooth connection with a smartphone?

    Hi,

    A rather unelaborated question...

    How much time did you spend to find informations on your own?

    Do you know that there are different bluetooth standards?
    Did you check what BT standards your phone supports?
    Are you aware that it makes difference whether you want transmit audio stream, serial data, HID data..
    Transmission distance...data rate.....power supply.

    Did you already do an internet search for BT modules ready to buy? What are the results?

    Please do basic research on your own, show your own effort, show what you have found out.
    Then please ask more detailed questions.

    The more effort you show, the more detailed your answers, the better the response.

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    Re: Bluetooth connection with a smartphone?

    A rather unelaborated question...
    Then Why bother answering

    How much time did you spend to find informations on your own?
    14 years

    Do you know that there are different bluetooth standards?
    Yes

    Did you check what BT standards your phone supports?
    I’ll check tonight! So what....

    Are you aware that it makes difference whether you want transmit audio stream, serial data, HID data..
    Transmission distance...data rate.....power supply.
    Happy if I am able to transfer a byte at this point

    Did you already do an internet search for BT modules ready to buy? What are the results?
    Yes .... 14 years of failures and that’s why I decided to post the question. Also a few thousands lost in pcb production with a chip manufacturer that has pretty much the same support ethics you have.... vague and go nowhere

    Please do basic research on your own, show your own effort, show what you have found out.
    Then please ask more detailed questions.
    Old news

    The more effort you show, the more detailed your answers, the better the response.
    I just want some general guidance.... duh

    Klaus, I have no need for your assistance please don’t come back.... go on your merry way



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    Re: Bluetooth connection with a smartphone?

    This was my first hit when I searched for "FPGA development boards with bluetooth"

    https://joelw.id.au/FPGA/CheapFPGADevelopmentBoards
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    Re: Bluetooth connection with a smartphone?

    Hi,

    Then Why bother answering
    Because:
    * it simply is my job here to tell members how a forum works
    * I want to help members with their query to find the right way.

    Please see this (and post#2l as a well meant advice:
    You say:
    * "must connect wirelessly to a a target board that has Bluetooth capabilities"
    * "Happy if I am able to transfer a byte at this point"

    Here I see the key problem.
    * Every bluetooth standard will transmit "bytes" (even if the byte is transmitted serially)
    * But not every bluetooth chip/module/target board is able to communicate via every bluetooth standard / protocol.

    This means:
    * First you need to specify your requirements clearly
    * Then members here are able to find a suitable BT chip/module/target board
    Otherwise it's likely that you will fail again.

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    Re: Bluetooth connection with a smartphone?

    Quote Originally Posted by 600V3Phase View Post
    A rather unelaborated question...
    Then Why bother answering

    How much time did you spend to find informations on your own?
    14 years

    Do you know that there are different bluetooth standards?
    Yes

    Did you check what BT standards your phone supports?
    I’ll check tonight! So what....

    Are you aware that it makes difference whether you want transmit audio stream, serial data, HID data..
    Transmission distance...data rate.....power supply.
    Happy if I am able to transfer a byte at this point

    Did you already do an internet search for BT modules ready to buy? What are the results?
    Yes .... 14 years of failures and that’s why I decided to post the question. Also a few thousands lost in pcb production with a chip manufacturer that has pretty much the same support ethics you have.... vague and go nowhere

    Please do basic research on your own, show your own effort, show what you have found out.
    Then please ask more detailed questions.
    Old news

    The more effort you show, the more detailed your answers, the better the response.
    I just want some general guidance.... duh

    Klaus, I have no need for your assistance please don’t come back.... go on your merry way
    Jesus, the entitlement. This is not a support forum. Get a clue.
    Really, I am not Sam.



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    Re: Bluetooth connection with a smartphone?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThisIsNotSam View Post
    Jesus, the entitlement. This is not a support forum. Get a clue.


    14 years of effort with nothing to show for it....

    Given that Apple (first link I checked) has restricted bluetooth severely in their phones makes me wonder if the OP is attempting to use one of those restricted features. Given they haven't even check what features their iPhone's bluetooth even supports for 14 years.

    I also wonder why the OP insisted on opening this thread in the ASIC section (where it obviously does not belong, disregarding forum rules) and then proceeds to attack a forum moderator's constructive criticism on their "specification" (a sense of entitlement for certain).

    As ThisIsNotSam says this is not a support forum manned by Apple iPhone or bluetooth chipset support personel, it is comprised of a bunch of highly experienced engineers (at least the ones who regularly answer questions) that do this VOLUNTARILY, so be appreciative of even criticism of your poorly elaborated requirements.

    FYI, successful projects have detailed requirements, ones that don't fail.



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    Re: Bluetooth connection with a smartphone?

    I am just surprised (rather annoyed) at the attitude of the OP.
    Such members and their posts should outright be IGNORED!
    FPGA enthusiast!



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