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8 Posts authored by: BigG
Contents:   1. Introduction 2. Mikroe’s SGP30 Air Quality 4 click Mikroe.com Turning to Element14 Searching for other SGP30 drivers online Silicon Labs GitHub page for I2C-based Bluetooth Applications 3. Using Simplicity Studio 5 Starting with an empty UART example Moving to a Bluetooth example 4. Air Quality 4 click BLE Demo 5. Revisiting my Air Quality Sensor App (to simplify and add enhancements) SGP30 code changes DHT22 Temperature ...
I was recently (April 2021) selected to road test the Silicon Labs BGM220 Explorer Kit.   This blog is about one of my discoveries I made when testing out the BGM220 Explorer Kit.   Contents: Introduction Getting started with NCP Mode Building a custom NCP host tool (using Processing) Getting to grips with the BGAPI command set Decoding Scan Response packets Processing 3.x Demo Code   Introduction  As with many new products you start with assumpt ...
Introduction Using IEEE 802.15.4 protocol Wireless UART Example Adding in a LPC1768 as an automated serial (UART) controller The video demo     Introduction  Description Bluetooth Low Energy IEEE 802.15.4 ANT Proprietary Frequency Modulation FHSS DSSS Fixed frequency FHSS or fixed frequency Supported topologies Peer-to-peer, star Peer-to-peer, star, mesh Peer-to-peer, star, mesh Peer-to-peer, star, mesh Security 128-bit AES 128-bit key, 128- ...
  Introduction First Impressions Getting to know them EFM8 Busy Bee Starter Kit (SLSTK2000A) Bluetooth Xpress BGX13P Evaluation Kit (SLEXP8027A) Summary of first date     Introduction  For those who don't know, First Dates is a British reality television programme that has aired on Channel 4 since 20 June 2013 (source: Wikipedia). Each episode shows people on dates, all of whom have not met each other before and at the end of the date, the couples ...
1.0     Introduction 2.0    The "On−board Sensor Tests" Example 2.1     Loading project into IDE 2.2     Flashing the RSL10-SENSE board 2.3     Executing the project 2.3     Reviewing the project configuration settings 2.3.1     sense_production_tests.rteconfig 2.3.2     The “RTE” folder 3.0 ...
Getting Started ... with Argon ...and Xenons Finally, the console screen     Having read the brochure and the product information online, I took the plunge, and after a short wait to receive my bundle of well packaged goodies I was ready to hop on board and explore. But, like many who would be unfamiliar with the system I needed some guidance to get me started.   Let's see what I have...     Getting Started  ... with Argon    On the ...
I decided to follow my previous road test approach and blog about my early experiences getting started with TI's new Bluetooth 5 CC2640R2 Wireless MCU LaunchPad, which is a new addition to TI's SimpleLink platform. In other words, I'm sharing my rather subjective thoughts and impressions on whether the ducks (i.e. documentation, hardware, software, getting started guides, demo apps, etc.) are all aligned in a row, to get me, who has limited experience with the SimpleLink platform, developing qui ...
Before I complete my Roadtest review I thought it worth blogging about my early experiences getting started with this IoT device kit which Cypress refer to as  S6SAE101A00SA1002   Background Image Source: http://www.lifeofpix.com/   First impressions count, as they say, so well done to Cypress as no complaints about the packaging. They have included the product’s key features on the top of the box, and underneath is a website link and a list of resources for training an ...

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