BLE Disconnection right after connection - nRF52832 with SDK ble_app_blinky_pca10040_s132 example

When I run the "ble_app_blinky_pca10040_s132" example from SDK 17.0.2 and 15.2.0, right after Connected I'm seeing that device is Disconnected from device.

I tried with Mobile Phone and with nRF Dongle, same result.

Error I'm getting is: BLE_HCI_CONN_FAILED_TO_BE_ESTABLISHED

What can be the reason for this kind of error?

  • Hi

    What device are you running the ble_app_blinky example on? If you're using another device than the nRF52832 DK, this may be related to clock drift for instance. If so, the fix would be trying to use the internal RC oscillator and make sure it is calibrated often enough. Please change these defines to the following values in your sdk_config.h file.

    // <h> Clock - SoftDevice clock configuration
    
    //==========================================================
    // <o> NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_SRC  - SoftDevice clock source.
     
    // <0=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_SRC_RC 
    // <1=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_SRC_XTAL 
    // <2=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_SRC_SYNTH 
    
    #ifndef NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_SRC
    #define NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_SRC 0
    #endif
    
    // <o> NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_RC_CTIV - SoftDevice calibration timer interval. 
    #ifndef NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_RC_CTIV
    #define NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_RC_CTIV 16
    #endif
    
    // <o> NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_RC_TEMP_CTIV - SoftDevice calibration timer interval under constant temperature. 
    // <i> How often (in number of calibration intervals) the RC oscillator shall be calibrated
    // <i>  if the temperature has not changed.
    
    #ifndef NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_RC_TEMP_CTIV
    #define NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_RC_TEMP_CTIV 2
    #endif
    
    // <o> NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY  - External clock accuracy used in the LL to compute timing.
     
    // <0=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_250_PPM 
    // <1=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_500_PPM 
    // <2=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_150_PPM 
    // <3=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_100_PPM 
    // <4=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_75_PPM 
    // <5=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_50_PPM 
    // <6=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_30_PPM 
    // <7=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_20_PPM 
    // <8=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_10_PPM 
    // <9=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_5_PPM 
    // <10=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_2_PPM 
    // <11=> NRF_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY_1_PPM 
    
    #ifndef NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY
    #define NRF_SDH_CLOCK_LF_ACCURACY 1
    #endif

    Best regards,

    Simon

  • Thank you very much for this advice. It solved the issue. 

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