Grove - BLE (dual model) v1.0

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Grove - BLE (dual model) v1.0 uses CSR dual mode Bluetooth chip, with the ARM architecture single chip which supports AT instructions, Users can develop flexibly according to the serial baud rate, equipment name, pairing password.

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BT Version: Bluetooth Specification V4.0 & BLE UART send and receive max bytes is 512 Other device to module in SPP mode: 90 Bytes per packet Other device to module in BLE mode: 20 Bytes per packet Two data transmission mode, balance mode and high speed mode Working frequency: 2.4GHz ISM band Modulation method: GFSK(Gaussian Frequency Shift Keying) RF Power: -23dbm, -6dbm, 0dbm, 6dbm. Speed: Asynchronous: 3K Bytes Synchronous: 3K Bytes Security: Authentication and encryption Service: Slave SPP, Peripheral BLE, UUID FFE0,FFE1 Power: +3.3/+5.0VDC 50mA Long range: SPP 30 meters, BLE 60 meters Power: SPP 13.5mA, BLE 9.5mA Working temperature:–5 ~ +65 Centigrade Specification

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K2:During connected status,It would be disconnected by pressing K2 more than 100ms.During sleeping model,It could be restored through pressing K2 factory settings. U1:U1 is the wireless module,It includes automatic power on reset circuit. D1:The led display two work models: sleeping whit It slowly flashing;connected status whit It continuously lighting. J1:The standard Grove connector. Cautions

BLE transmission speed is slower than SPP transmission, so we selected the lower one in the design, in accordance with the speed of a BLE dual-mode product planning. Hardware Installation

Connecting Bluetooth to PC through Uart Bee The Bluetooth provides a serial port with standard Grove socket, most USB-UART converter is able to use. In here we use a UartSBee V5 to connect Bluetooth and PC.

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Connecting Bluetooth to Arduino Since Arduino Uno have no Grove socket, we use Seeeduino Lotus to instead. As an example, D2 and D3 are used as software UART, so plug the Grove cable into "D2" socket

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Software Instruction

Conventions In EDR mode, only slave can be configured while either master or slave can be in BLE mode. Factory default setting: EDR Name HMSoft, Slave role, PinCode 1234 BLE Name HMSoft, Slave role, PinCode 000000 Baud: 115200, N, 8, 1; AT Command format: Uppercase AT command format. string format, without any other symbol. (e.g. \r or \n). Any incorrect command would be no response. AT Commands 1. Test Command Send Receive Parameter AT OK/ER/Disconnect link None If module is not connected to remote device will receive: “OK” If module has an error, will receive: “ER” If Module has connected, module will disconnected from remote device, if “AT + NOTI” is setup to 1, will receive information string 2. Query module EDR address Send Receive Parameter AT+ADDE? OK+ Get: MAC None 3. Query module BLE address Send Receive Parameter AT+ADDB? OK+ Get: MAC None 4. Query/Set Authentication mode Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+AUTH? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1, (Default: 0) 0 – Not authentication 1 – Must authentication S: AT+AUTH[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] AT+AUTH0: allow made an insecure connection. AT+AUTH1: every connection must with authentication. 5. Query/Set A to B mode Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+ATOB? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1, (Default: 0) 0 – Not Open ATOB 1 – Open ATOB mode S: AT+ATOB[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] This command must work with AT+MODE0 command. When A device (SPP mode) connect to the module and B device (BLE mode) is also connect to the module, The data string from A device send to the module will send to B device. The data string from B device send to the module is also send to the A device. 6. Query/Set baud rate Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+BAUD? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 1~7, (Default: 6). 1 - 4800 2 – 9600 3 – 19200 4 – 38400 5 – 57600 6 – 115200 7 - 230400 S: AT+BAUD[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] 7. Clear bond information Send Receive Parameter AT+BONDE OK+BONDE Clear EDR bond info AT+BONDB OK+BONDB Clear BLE bond info BLE mode not supports it yet. 8. Clear Last Connected EDR Device Address Send Receive Parameter AT+CLEAE OK+CLEAE None 9. Clear Last Connected BLE Device Address Send Receive Parameter AT+CLEAB OK+CLEAB None 10. Query/Set Module DUAL Work Mode Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+DUAL? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1, (Default: 0) 0 – Allow dual connect. 1 – Allow one connect. S: AT+DUAL[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] AT+DUAL0: allow two connections at same time (SPP and BLE). AT+DUAL1: Only allow one connection at same time (SPP or BLE) 11. Query/Set hardware flow control switch Send Receive Parameter AT+FIOW? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1,(Default: 0) 0: Hardware flow control off 1: Hardware flow control on AT+FIOW[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] 12. Query/Set module data transmission speed mode Send Receive Parameter AT+HIGH? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1,(Default: 0) 0: Balance mode 1: High speed mode AT+HIGH[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] In balance mode, we balanced SPP and BLE with a steady speed. In high speed mode, we don’t control speed, so SPP mode will got high speed. In high speed mode, module lost RESETB pin function, but you still could use “AT+RESET” command to reset module. 13. System Help Information Send Receive Parameter AT+HELP? Help Information None 14. Query/Set module loaded notify Send Receive Parameter AT+INIT? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1,?, (Default: 0) 0: Loaded notify 0ff 1: Loaded notify on AT+INIT[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] When “AT+INIT1” is setup, after module loaded, module will output “OK+INIT” string through UART. 15. Query/Set Module Work Mode Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+MODE? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1, (Default: 0) 0 – Data transmission. 1 – Remote control. S: AT+MODE[P1] OK+ Set:[ P1] AT+MODE0: Only transfer data when connection establishment. AT+MODE1: Transfer data and response AT commands. 16. Query/Set Notify information Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+NOTI? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1, (Default: 0) 0: Don’t Notify 1: Notify S: AT+NOTI[P1] OK+ Set:[ P1] After AT+NOTI1, module will send connect or disconnect string through UART when module state is change: OK+CONE ======== EDR connect OK+LSTE ========= EDR disconnect OK+CONB========= BLE connect OK+LSTB ========= BLE disconnect OK+LSTA ========= except disconnect, module will reset after 500 ms. 17. Query/Set notify mode Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+NOTP? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1; default: 0 0: without address 1: with address Q: AT+NOTP[P1] OK+ Set:[ P1] This command must work with “AT+NOTI1”, if this switch is open, when the module connect to disconnect, the prompt string will include the remote address. 18. Query/Set Module EDR name Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+NAME? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: module EDR name, Max length is 12. Default: HMSoft Q: AT+NAME[P1] OK+ Set:[ P1] 19. Query/Set Module BLE name Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+NAMB? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: module BLE name, Max length is 12. Default: HMSoft S: AT+NAMB[P1] OK+ Set:[ P1] 20. Query/Set PIO1 output status (System LED)e Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+PIO1? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1 0: Unconnected Output 500ms High 500ms Low, Connected output High. 1: Unconnected output Low, Connected output High. Default: 0 S: AT+ PIO1 [P1] OK+ Set:[ P1] 21. Query/Set PIO output status Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+PIO[P1]? OK+ Get:[P1][P2] P1: 2~B (HM-12) P2: 2~3 (HM-13) 0: Output Low 1: Output High ?: Query S: AT+ PIO[P1][P2] OK+ Set:[P1][P2] 22. Query/Set EDR Pin Code Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+PINE? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: module EDR Code Max length: 6 Default: 1234 S: AT+PINE[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] 23. Query/Set BLE Pin Code Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+PINB? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: module BLE Code 000000~999999 Default: 000000 S: AT+PINB[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] 24. Query/Set UART parity bit Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+PARI? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1, 2, (Default: 0) 0: Parity None 1: Parity even 2: Parity odd S: AT+PARI[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] 25. Restore all setup value to factory setup Send Receive Parameter AT+RENEW OK+RENEW None 26. Restart module Send Receive Parameter AT+RESET OK+RESET None 27. Query BLE RSSI value Send Receive Parameter AT+RSSB? OK+RSSB: [P1] P1: RSSI value 9999: No connection 9998: Try later 9997: Read error Xxxx: RSSI value This command must use after “AT+MODE1” is setup. This command is only used by remote Bluetooth device. 28. Query EDR RSSI value Send Receive Parameter AT+RSSE? OK+RSSE: [P1] P1: RSSI value 9999: No connection 9998: Try later 9997: Read error Xxxx: RSSI value 29. Query Last Connected EDR Device Address Send Receive Parameter AT+RADE? OK+Get:MAC Address None 30. Query Last Connected BLE Device Address Send Receive Parameter AT+RADB? OK+Get:MAC Address None 31. Query/Set Master and Slaver Role Send Receive Parameter AT+ROLB? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1 (default: 0) 0: Peripheral 1: Central AT+ROLB[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] This command will take effect after module next power on or reset. 32. Query/Set EDR work mode Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+SCAN? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1, (Default: 0) 0: Discovery and connectable 1: Only connectable S: AT+SCAN[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] 33. Query/Set UART stop bit Send Receive Parameter Q: AT+STOP? OK+ Get:[P1] P1: 0, 1, (Default: 0) 0: 1 stop bit 1: 2 stop bits S: AT+STOP[P1] OK+ Set:[P1] 34. Query Software Version Send Receive Parameter AT+VERR? AT+VERS? Version Information None Programming

Configure the Bluetooth module with Serial under Windows This section shows how to configure Bluetooth with PC, some basic methods of setting could be learn. Set up hardware connection refer to “Hardware Installation” section. You will find the blue LED on the module flashes illustrate no connection is set up. Open a serial terminal and set Baud Rate:115200, Databits: 8, Stopbits: 1 and No Flow Control. Send “AT” to Bluetooth with the serial terminal and “OK” will be return if all goes well. The Bluetooth only respond AT commands when no connection was set up, or all commands were seen as string and sent out. You can distinguish the status through LED indicates. HM-13-AT.png Then some useful configurations could be sent. Here’s are some samples of commands and response. 1. Test serial connection, send “AT”, will return “OK”. 2. Restore factory settings, send “AT+RENEW”, return “OK+RENEW”. 3. Reset baud rate of serial port, send “AT+BAUD2”, return “OK+Set:2”. 4. Enable authentication, send “AT+AUTH1”, return “OK+Set:1”. 5. Reset the Bluetooth, send “AT+RESET”, return ”OK+RESET”. 6. Query firmware version, send “AT+VERS?”, return “OK+Get:HMSoftV217”. 7. Query MAC of EDR, send “AT+ADDE?”, return “OK+Get:000E0E002074”. 8. Query MAC of BLE, send “AT+ADDB?”, return “OK+Get:000E0B002074”. 9. Set the name of EDR, send “AT+NAMEHM-13-EDR”, return “OK+Set:HM-13-EDR”. 10. Set the name of BLE, send “AT+NAMEHM-13-BLE”, return “OK+Set:HM-13-BLE”. 11. Set the password of EDR, send “AT+PINE123451”, return “OK+Set:123451”. 12. Set the password of BLE, send “AT+PINB123451”, return “OK+Set:123451”. 13. Enable discovery and connectable, send “AT+SCAN0”, return “OK+Set:0”. 14. Enable notify information of connection, send “AT+NOTI1”, return “OK+Set:1”. 15. Notify information include address, send “AT+NOTP1”, return “OK+Set:1”. 16. Enable user key, send “AT+PIO01”, return “OK+Set:1”. 17. Set to Central mode, send “AT+ROLB1”, return “AT+ROLB1”. Or Set to Peripheral mode, send “AT+ROLB0”, return “AT+ROLB0”. We use two Bluetooth connected with PC, one was set as Central while the other is Peripheral. Several seconds later they find each other and the LED stop flash, connected! Communicate with iPhone This kind of Bluetooth module has two protocol: Bluetooth EDR(Enhanced Data Rate) and Bluetooth Low Energy. It can communicate with any device has one of these protocols. Some Android phone with OS higher than 4.3 and iPhone4 or later have BLE ability. We use a iPhone to demonstrate how to use a cellphone to interact with Bluetooth. Power the Bluetooth and configure it as Peripheral role. Search LightBlue in Apple Store and install it. Launch the app, you may find “HM-13-BLE” which we just renamed. Touch it to connect, then touch “Properties” to control it. The key “Hex” on the top right is for change data format, maybe String is easy to see. Hit “Listen for notifications” to enable data receiving. Then we can send data to PC through BLE, hit “Write new value” and write some words. Also PC can transfer data to iPhone with serial terminal.

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Data transmission between Two Arduinos Are you ready to code? It’s time to do something after practice. Prepare a pair of Bluetooth, and Arduino or other platform to control them. Here we use two Arduino Uno. Set up the connection as mentioned in section “Hardware Installation”. The program of Central and Peripheral use the same code, the only difference is the micro define at the beginning of the program. To assign the Bluetooth to Central role, Just need to modify the text to “#define MASTER 1”, or “#define MASTER 1” if Peripheral role was assigned. The initialisation program flow please refer to the following flow chart. First of all we need to distinguish the presetting baud rate of the Bluetooth. After this, send commands to restore factory settings, and change baud rate from 115200 to 9600 since software serial will not working well at high baud rate. Then other parameters were configured to the Bluetooth with Reset command in the final.


After the initialisation, the Central and Peripheral will do different things, the Central will send message to Peripheral interval and print what received from Peripheral while the Peripheral only responds the Central. Click here to download the test code and open HM-13_SW.ino with Arduino IDE, compile and download to Arduino Uno. Remember to configure the Bluetooth to different role by modify the macro at the beginning. If you have any problem about how to start Arduino, please click here for some help. After downloading program, open two serial terminal windows, the LEDs on Bluetooth will flash, several seconds later, they stop to flash and keep on, this indicates that they connected to each other. According to the program is written, the Central sends message to the Peripheral continually and get feedback every time.

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File:Bluetooth HM-13 en.pdf