Hi, I'm working on a custom board based on the nRF52832. I'm developing on Win 8.1 using SES and a J-Link Plus. SDK version 14.1.
I've modified the ble_app_uart example to run from my HW. I can connect and send data to my HW/app using nRF Connect and nRF UART from an Android phone.
I'd like to use nRF UART from my laptop. I believe I access that from the nRF Connect -> Bluetooth Low Energy App. However, when I use that app, I can't start the scan. Perhaps relatedly, there are no serial ports listed in the "Select Serial Ports". The nRFConnect documentation states that J-Link is required - is that true? It's obviously not true for the Android version. Can you suggest a way that I can access my device, from my laptop, over ble and NUS? Thanks!
I as you dont have any devices connected to your computer with USB, you will not be able to start scanning. You will need a nRF5 DK or a dongle connected to be able to scan for other devices…
The fact that you have no serial ports available may be because you haven't connected a nRF5 DK or dongle to your computer with USB?
I see. For some reason I thought the serial port access was through the J-Link. Anyway - why can't I start a scan? I just want to be able to use nfUART on the PC.
I as you dont have any devices connected to your computer with USB, you will not be able to start scanning. You will need a nRF5 DK or a dongle connected to be able to scan for other devices.
Take a look at these two sections of the nRF Connect Bluetooth Low Energy User Guide:
Establishing serial port connection to a local device
Establishing Bluetooth low energy connections
Let me know if you still have any problems.
That's unfortunate. I just want to use nrfUART. Similar to how it works on Android without the serial port connection. Do you happen to know of any Windows apps that will interface with the NUS service using the BLE link?
Sorry, I don't know of any apps like that for windows 8.1. I do know about this one(Haven't tried it myself), but that requires Windows 10.