Hi all, can the nRF52840 dongle be used as an external Bluetooth 5.0 peripheral via a Raspberry Pi 3 running Linux?
I received this message from my engineer
'The drivers in question are USB ACM CDC class effectively UART and not full blown HCI level, so whilst it would allow a USB port to talk with the development boards it wouldn’t contain the full Bluetooth stack to act like a typical Bluetooth dongle.
If its not possible to use nRF52840 via nRF Connect is there firmware available to allow the nRF52840 to act like a typical dongle?
We do not support HCI in the SDK, but it is supported through Zephyr: nWP029 - Zephyr Bluetooth Low Energy Controller
You can find a sample application to HCI-USB on this page.
Note that the nRF52840 does only support Bluetooth Low Energy, you will not be able to use it as a dongle for Bluetooth Classic connections.
Hi Jorgen, I am confused.
Jørgen Holmefjord said:Note that the nRF52840 does only support Bluetooth Low Energy
but Martin Lesund claims otherwise here:
Is BLE 5.0 same as Bluetooth 5.0
What Martin Lesund means is that it supports all Bluetooth Low Energy features from Bluetooth 5.0 specifications. Bluetooth Classic (BR/EDR) is not supported, even though this is part of this Core specification version.