Bluetooth Development, Evaluation,
Starter, and Reference Design Kits
Many Bluetooth development kits and bluetooth evaluation kits listed as well as bluetooth driver development, reference designs and other wireless starter kits from a large number of bluetooth companies including csr and ericsson microelectronics.
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Founded in 1984, the company focuses on design, manufacturing and marketing
of advanced semiconductors, including advanced logic, nonvolatile memory, mixed
signal and RF integrated circuits. In support of their ICs they supply the
Development Kit this aims to reduce the costs, development time and effort
required to create Bluetooth enabled devices. The kit includes two Bluetooth
development boards with the PCMCIA, UART, and USB interfaces. Two RF daughter
cards, drivers, firmware, software utilities, and documentation.
Evaluation Kit includes two PCMCIA Bluetooth evaluation cards with
integrated radio, drivers, firmware, software utilities, and appropriate
Bluetooth Reference Design includes schematics, gerbers, layout files, BOM, as
well as firmware, drivers, software utilities, and documentation.
Reference Design Kit includes Schematics, gerbers, layout files, BOM, as
well as firmware, drivers, software utilities (object code), and documentation.
It features the same Features, Utilities, and System Requirements same as the
offer a complete
Bluetooth Starter Kit is a complete development environment for
short-range wireless interfaces between devices and users, industrial
cable replacement and industrial device networking for remote control and
diagnostics. Click here to
download a PDF on this product.
Bluelogic Technologies, Inc is
a venture company with a specific
focus on the use Bluetooth, short
range wireless data/audio
Bluetooth Development Kit
features: Size : 200X140(mm2),
Embedded: UART, AUDIO, USB
Interface, CSR Module (Class1 : 20
dBm), Host CPU : S3C3410X
(ARM7TDMI), RAM : SDRAM 64Mbit,
FLASH MEMORY : 8Mbit, ROM : 4Mbit,
Protocol Stack : HCI UART Driver,
HCI USB Driver, HIC, L2CAP,
SDP,RFCOM, Upper API for
Application S/W, Porting
BlueRadios, Inc. is a OEM provider
wireless Bluetooth data
Audio & Data Evaluation Board
Class 1 RS-232/TTL radio solution
with audio codec, jack, and volume
control for voice operation and
simultaneous data transmission
The core of BlueTags concept lays
a pending patent based on the capability of using Bluetooth wireless technology
in tracking, monitoring and identification of objects or personnel as well as
their movement within a predefined range. As a technology house BlueTags aspires
to enter into partnerships with solution providers and application providers
within different business areas.
Bluetags Development Kit. Click
here to download a PDF file on the product.
BrightCom Technologies designs and sells Bluetooth Application Processors, chip
and software platforms that aid the development of Bluetooth products, branded the IntelliBLUE product
Evaluation Kit BEK2000 provides the user with Bluetooth device for demonstration,
application development and obtaining hands-on experience with Bluetooth
Bluetooth Development Kit
BDK2101F is a modular Bluetooth development environment that provides OEM
developers with a hardware platform and software tools for development and
implementation of Bluetooth wireless applications.
Development Board has all required
software components necessary to
build wireless applications based
on Bluetooth technology. The
BrightCORE components have been
tested and run on IntelliBLUE
product line, a highly integrated
silicon platform for Bluetooth
Cambridge Silicon Radio, CSR
CSR designs and manufactures single-chip radio devices
the company has
a high market
solutions are based on commodity low cost CMOS
also their design
solutions and single
Development System consists of a BlueCore radio module with its fully
Bluetooth qualified protocol stack plugged onto a motherboard. The motherboard
contains host I/O and man-machine interface elements including RS232 and USB
drivers and external connector, audio codec, external audio socket for a
headset, plus internal connectors for PIO lines, audio PCM stream and
synchronous serial interfaces. This is packaged in a plastic case featuring a
removable lid for easy access to the hardware for embedded system development.
Low cost development support for USB connected hosts desktop styling and a
Bluetooth radio containing a BlueCore integrated device, MicroSira offers a low
cost development platform for USB connected host side software. MicroSira
requires no external power supply, is approved to V1.1 of the USB specification
and supports 12Mb/s operation on the USB interface.
CompactSira Host side
Bluetooth Development Kit is a type one compact flash format expansion card
featuring the BlueCore integrated circuit. It offers class one performance with
adaptive power control for maximum application flexibility. It is a low cost
development platform for PC or PDA based applications.
SDK for fully-embedded Bluetooth applications - BlueCore devices incorporate
an on-chip RISC microcontroller, allowing cost-effective single-chip Bluetooth
solutions to be developed for relatively simple embedded applications such as
headsets and human interface devices (HIDs).
BlueSuite software for
Bluetooth evaluation and development is a family of software utilities
supplied with CSR development systems (Casira, MicroSira, CompactSira).
BlueSuite includes: Drivers to communicate with BlueCore at HCI or RFCOMM
levels, supplied as source-code (supporting H2/USB, H4/UART, or CSR's own BCSP
protocol), BlueChat - a simple GUI-based chat program supporting the
establishment of data and voice links, and transfer of files and text via an HCI
interface, BlueTest - which puts BlueCore into test modes for radio development
and qualification, BlueFlash - which loads software onto the stack over the SPI
interface, DFUWizard - for upgrading firmware via UART or USB via BCSP, H4 or
USB, BTCLI - a command line interface to BlueCore, running over BCSP, H4 or USB,
PSTool - allows programming of BlueCore's persistent store values over SPI,
BCSP, H4 or USB, DFUTools - creates DFU (device firmware upgrade) files for
firmware upgrade over USB/UART interfaces, HostTransports - implementations of
BCSP, H4 and USB protocols running on a PC (used by most applications in
BlueSuite). BlueSuite runs on Windows 98, NT, 2000 and the most popular versions
solutions. It is
a supplier of
Bluetooth Development kit is sold with both the Bluetooth Software
Development Kit and Bluetooth Enabler Hardware together. The SDK
allows tight integration of the Bluetooth Enabler/OEM Bluetooth Enabler
into a new or existing product.
to download a PDF file on the Software Development kit.
here to download a PDF file on the Bluetooth Enabler/OEM Bluetooth
suited for the
System Solution Development Platform is a fully integrated hardware/software
tool that facilitates rapid development of Bluetooth systems based on their
CX81400 and CX72303 chipset. It features the CX81400 Baseband Controller and
CX72303 RF Transceiver. The CX81400 embedded firmware consists of the baseband
device drivers and the lower protocol stack, up to the Host Control Interface (HCI). The Development Platform provides a Universal Serial bus (USB) or RS-232
HCI physical interface. The Development Platform consists of a motherboard with
a plug-in radio module and Codec module.
Host Controller Module Evaluation
Kit facilitates rapid development
of Bluetooth systems based on the
CX81400 and CX72303 chipset
developed by Conexant. The
Evaluation Kit allows designers to
rapidly design, fabricate, test,
and demonstrate customized
hardware and software designs
based on Conexants reference
Founded in 1986, and now a subsidiary
of Motorola , this is an R&D company that specializes in Bluetooth
wireless technology. It offers a wide range of products to the OEM market.
Bluetooth Demo Card
(MkII), is the second generation of Digianswer's demo and development kit.
It provides developers with a hardware platform for demonstrating and testing
Bluetooth technology, and with a platform for testing applications and
developing software and hardware. The product is based on the company's
Bluetooth core which provides full-featured DSP-based implementation of
Bluetooth specification 1.0B. Nb: Old customers of the MkI can upgrade their old
Digianswer Demo Card's.
Bluetooth Demo Card
(for Windows CE 3.0) this is a Bluetooth development tool, and is useful for all
Bluetooth developers who are anxious to get started creating Bluetooth products
for pocket and handheld computers.
The inventor of Bluetooth and one of the
early core members of SIG.
Development Kit is aimed at embedded application development and enables
execution of code in both RAM and Flash. It has a flexible design environment
and a scalable architecture, allowing developers to create an integrated
application board for prototype products. A variety of interfaces are provided -
three RS232 ports, USB port, I 2 C connector and JTAG Debug port for ARM CPU.
The Kit is approved as a Blue
Unit by the Bluetooth SIG, enabling users to do in-house pre-testing on the
same platform as used for qualification.
Unit The main purpose of a Blue Unit is to serve as a standard
reference against which Bluetooth products may be approval tested.
Two versions of the Development Kit are
Version R1A - Offers multi-point
connectivity, supporting up to seven slaves and also master/slave switch. The PC
Reference Stack version R2A is included, supporting OBEX and TCS
Version R3B - required for the Blue Unit test cases. The kit is compliant with
the Bluetooth Core Specification version 1.0B plus applicable Critical Errata
and can be used for performing Blue Unit tests according to the Bluetooth Core
Specification version 1.1. The PC Reference Stack version R2A is included,
supporting OBEX and TCS.
Bluetooth Development Kit (EBDK) -
us further details.
Ericsson Microelectronics is a global supplier of
microelectronic devices including discrete semiconductors, integrated circuits,
and value added sub-assemblies. Their focus is on providing solutions for the
whole telecom world.
Starter Kit is based on the Bluetooth module from Ericsson Microelectronics
and provides a fully functional development environment for voice and data
applications. Features support development, using the Bluetooth
Module, in Host-based Applications (2 CPU), including Radio, Baseband, Firmware
and Software, for professional users WW local support Easy access to components
for prototype and volume production, support voice and data, interfaces HCI -
USB/RS232 (UART), PCM. See Product
Development Kit is based on a versatile architecture providing an
environment for easy integration of the Bluetooth Technology. It also a
"Blue Unit". It's suited to advanced developers that
need access to all signals around baseband and radio, support development in
Host-based (2 CPU) and Standalone Applications (1 CPU), support voice and data,
interfaces HCI - USB/RS232 (UART), PCM, I2C. It includes: Power supply, handset,
cables, executable host stack, application examples and documentation. See Product
Bluetooth Evaluation Board Kit
(EBK) is a system level
kit in order for developers
to easily design and implement
their own Bluetooth applications
with GCT Bluetooth chipsets. It
has a development environment that
allows the use of a PC with a JTAG
interface to download firmware and
debug software and hardware. A
modular design scheme was applied
to the EBK design, which assists
developers to easily evaluate
different Bluetooth ICs (RF only,
RF and Baseband) as well as
perform low cost upgrades of
system software on the evaluation
HCV Wireless develops Bluetooth centric tools which accelerates the deployment
of Wireless Distributed Computing solutions.
BlueMod, is both a pre-qualified
Bluetooth product for OEM's and a rapid Bluetooth development platform for
systems integrators and application developers. BlueMod features multiple
connectivity accessories and a powerful 32-bit onborard microprossesor running
WIDCOMM host side protocol stack and profiles.
The BlueMod Starter Kit is an integrated
package offering developers and systems integrators a quick start to producing
fully functional and Bluetooth compliant applications and accessories.
The company also offers custom design and engineering, software development and testing,
certification and manufacturing.
HunTec Co, Ltd.
HuneTec Co., Ltd., was
established in April 2000, its major professional business lines are
telecommunications equipment specializing in Bluetooth, CDMA Devices and ReFLEX
Two-way Personal Communicator.
Development Kit. Includes: Detachable Bluetooth Module (HBM-100/Bluetooth
Qualified Product), Built in Omni-direction Antenna, 13bit linear PCM
Codec-filter, Output power : 100mW (power control), Operating range : up to
100m, Protocol stack:( library / Bluetooth Qualified Software: Extended
Systems is a
and UML tools.
Kit from IAR
Systems is an
for the Bluetooth
software that is
needed to set up a
system for wireless
get started with
can be used for both
data and/or voice
Based in Germany, Infineon is a global semiconductor supplier,
originally Siemens Semiconductors. Still majority owned by Siemens it now
Inventel has developed solutions for a wireless world since 1994. Inventel has
developed and designed terminals which work using radiowave technology such as
pagers, DECT cordless digital phones, wireless modems and data broadcast
services. More recently Inventel has become involved in Bluetooth
will allow the
user to evaluate
HCI features on
Access to all
can be done
through an RS232
in BlueBird EK
There are 3
and one for
both, as well as
a jack for 6V
purposes and BT
software for HCI
KC Technology focuses on providing interoperable wireless
connectivity by delivering Bluetooth solutions for mobile, home, and
MD 1.0 Reference Design Kit. Click
here to download a PDF file on the product.
See also their KC8101 Bluetooth module.
The company focus on telecommunications defense initiatives but have more
recently diversed into providing a number of products using the Bluetooth
Development kit (LBTx-2001) is designed for evaluation and development
It offers complete environment for engineers to develop Bluetooth especially
host-side S/W and external radio circuit design. LBTx-2001A allows you to test
and monitor individual commands and data exchange (ACL and SCO packets) between
Bluetooth systems. This contains host I/O and man-machine interface elements
including serial port (UART/RS-232),SPI port,USB Port, an audio codec to support
headset applications, and various other interfaces. It also features: Detachable
Bluetooth Module(LBMx-2001A), 2.4 GHz wave antenna with SMA connector, AC Input
Voltage range of 100V AC~220V AC, UART, USB, SPI and Audio interface enable,
MC145483, 13-bit linear PCM Codec-filter, Output Power : 1mW, Range Coverage:
20m max, Size : 110(W) x 100(H) x 24(D)mm, Weight : Apprx. 100g, Sample Software
Mecel AB is a
systems and software
operations in Åmål
Sweden. Since its
start in 1982 Mecel
to the international
Mecel is a
Delphi, the worlds
largest supplier to
Stack includes the
core layers of the
stack. Developed in
ANSI-C, it has a
strong emphasis on
and reliability, and
is designed to be
making it ideal for
Development Kit for Bluetooth
Applications is a development tool
for creating Windows application,
containing two Compact Flash
cards, two PCMCIA adapters,
software stack, protocol analyzer
Industry Co., Ltd
Also see their Bluetooth
Software Developers Kit
Oki's Bluetooth System
Development Kit (BT-SDK) is a
Bluetooth development tool using
OKI ML7050LA/70511LA Bluetooth
LSIs. Full functions of
ML7050LA/7051LA are realised
with this SDK.
(see details of these chips on
the semiconductors - baseband
and RF - pages)
Penell (An RTX Company)
Penell A/S serves manufacturers and others who want to implement communication
technology into devices, products and instruments. It is a development and
design house specialising in wireless communications with particular focus on
Evaluation board offers a quick start to web enabling mobile devices
over Bluetooth. Features include: ARM7TDMI microcontroller running up
to33/66 MHz, Onboard Bluetooth system (CSR BC01B) class 2 compliant to
Bluetooth specification v1.1, 128kB4MB RAM, Pin-compatible IC´s,
256kB-2MB Flash, Optimized for battery-use, Generic platform for design-in.
(The development board is available as part of a development project
Bluetooth development board for CSR BC01B contains a complete BC01B
implementation and an external microcontroller for application software.
The external application controller is suited for customer specific
software protocol implementations, Bluetooth enabling existing
products with an RS232 communication and non-standard protocols. Features
include: Onboard AVR microcontroller (AT90LS8535), PCB is 4-layer with
microvia, RS232 lever converter, Power output +4 dB (Range 20 meters),
Powered by a single +5 volt. (The development board is available as part
of a development project only).
Bluetooth development board for Ericsson ROK. Features include:
Onboard antenna, RS232 level converter onboard, Power output +0dBm (10
meters), Powered by a single +5V. (The development board is available as
part of a development project only).
Philips Semiconductors focuses on silicon systems for consumer
electronics, telecommunications, automotive, computer peripherals and
networking, offering development kits that support their Blueberry range of
Bluetooth IC products.
Developer's Kit V 2.0 (BTDK) is a platform for the development of Bluetooth
applications. It contains two Bluetooth daughter cards (BTDCs) which work as a
stand-alone platform allowing a Bluetooth wireless link controlled only by a
host computer to be established. It enables direct connection to the Velocity
Rapid Silicon Prototyping methodology, allowing customers to quickly create and
test complete product concepts in order to reduce risks, time to market and
Developer's Kit (BByK) is designed for 'hands-on' development, the BByK
provides a comprehensive tool set for second generation Bluetooth 1.1 compliant
hardware and software applications.
Details of other Philips products can be found on the Development Kits,
Modules, Semiconductors - Baseband & Controllers,
Semiconductors - RF
RTX Telecom is a supplier of total product development
solutions, with emphasis on wireless communications standards and supply
complete OEM product design services as well as development kits.
RF Transceiver Design Kit
Based on the LMX3162 from National
Semiconductor, the RTX1962 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver Design Kit is a
quick path to make designs running at the 2.4GHz ISM band. The design
kit includes detailed circuit-description, schematic, PCB-layout
files, parts list with preferred vendors plus a working RF-module. For
further details on the product click
here for the PDF file.
Formed in 1999
is composed of a
over a serial
interface to a
host that can be
a notebook PC, a
cell phone, or a
addition, a USB
connection to a
The Kit can be
into any type of
provide a rapid
worries of RF
in San Diego,
Development System (WDS) provides
a reliable and flexible Bluetooth
radio network intended for the
development of both hardware and
software products supporting the
Bluetooth specification. Used in
pairs, the WDS systems can create
point-to-point and piconet
here for details (PDF File).
Modem Evaluation System (RMES) designed
as a demonstration platform, the
Radio Modem Evaluation System (RMES)
facilitates radio performance
testing of the Silicon Wave Radio
Modem ICs. Click
here for details (PDF File).
Stollmann develops Bluetooth
and ISDN protocol stacks and OEM
products. Headquartered in
Hamburg/Germany. Stollmann and its
30 developers and engineers have
developed more than 150 products
over the past seven years. Its
modular and flexible software
architecture supports various PC
systems, embedded hardware, and
operating system platforms.
now includes the BlueCode+
Bluetooth upper layer stack with a
BlueFace+-based test application.
The second product contained in
BlueDevKit+ is the BlueRS+ serial
Bluetooth adapter that can be
connected to external and internal
serial interfaces. It can be used
to replace a V.24/RS232 cable.
BlueWinDriver+ for Windows 98 with
USB and PCMCIA Bluetooth adapter
hardware and the BlueControl+
application greatly simplify
Bluetooth utilization by
Windows-based PCs. Also included
is BlueTA+, a wireless ISDN modem
giving notebooks, PDAs, or other
Bluetooth devices access to ISDN.
Stonestreet One designs, develops, and integrates embedded systems and
wireless data applications. The
company offers developer tools, engineering services, and custom designed
Bluetooth hardware components.
One Development Tools provides Bluetooth developers with a hardware and
software total Bluetooth development solution. The DP Series includes a
developer's license to the BQB-qualified Bluetooth Protocol Stack with fully
documented APIs. Their development tools that feature Bluetooth modules and
components from leading manufacturers, such as Ericsson, Taiyo Yuden, and
Stonestreet One also offers a Protocol
Stack and Design Services
1998, based in
(see PDA Accessories).
It provides the
link to all
existing and new
are used. Click
download a PDF
file on the
Tality Corporation (formerly
Symbionics and a subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems)
Tality is a leader in Bluetooth system, chip, and intellectual property design,
having undertaken over 25 Bluetooth system and chip designs. Tality do not actually provide their own Development Kit - instead they sell and
support the Ericsson one which they designed - the first
Bluetooth development aid. Tality has sold over 400 of these kits worldwide.
For comprehensive information on this kit, see Tality's website
pages about the kit
Based in North London, UK, the company
focuses on providing wired to wireless connectivity products.
Developer's Kit for
Windows for the PC will
speed up development of
communication, mobile phone
access, GPRS wizards and
many other applications
which use Bluetooth.
1974, is a supplier of
hardware and software
engineering services for
advanced systems, electronic
Tool Kit has been designed by Ericsson to enable adopters of the Bluetooth
wireless technology to get started with Bluetooth software development. The
Bluetooth Application Tool Kit includes a Bluetooth Module and the lower layers
of the Bluetooth Host Stack. The Bluetooth Module can be connected to a host PC
using either USB or UART. The stack is delivered as an executable COM Server.
Several typical applications are included, both as executable images and as
source code. The module as well as the software stack is Bluetooth version 1.1
Development Kit from Ericsson reduces efforts to get started with your
Bluetooth applications. It cuts development time and costs. It is aimed at
embedded application development and enables execution of code in both RAM and
Flash. The Bluetooth Development Kit is approved as a Blue Unit by the Bluetooth
SIG. This will enable adopters to do in-house pre-testing on the same platform
as used for qualification.
Texas Instruments Incorporated is involved in digital
signal processing and analog technologies. It works in
real-time technologies that help people communicate and provide various
semiconductor solutions for large markets such as wireless and broadband access
and for new emerging markets such as digital cameras and digital audio.
Starter Kit provides a development basis for a variety of Bluetooth
point-to-point and point-to-multipoint enabled products. It includes two
hardware boards, which includes the baseband device and and Bluetooth Radio
Transceiver Module. All the physical layers up to the host controller interface
are embedded in the baseband device. An application section "Generic
Interface Board" which provides all the necessary peripherals needed for
development of the customer's application.
Transilica (owned by Microtune)
Transilica designs CMOS-based system-on-chip products based on Bluetooth,
802.11a and other short-range wireless technologies. The company offer a series
called Onechip that provides system-on-chip
TR1740-EDK Serial Data
Communications Kit offers dual UART or SPI interfaces for serial
communication & PCM for voice communication. It contains TR0740
OneChip Development Modules with internal SPI, software development tools and hardware
TR1750-EDK Voice & Data
Communications Kit features an integrated Audio Codec offering CVSD PCM
A-law or m-law voice communication. It contains TR0750 OneChip Development
Models with internal Audio Codec, software development tools and hardware
Communications Development Kit features an integrated 12 Mbps USB
interface. PCM, Dual UART or SPI interfaces are also available. The TR0760-EDK
development kit contains TR0760 OneChip Development Modules with internal USB, software
development tools and hardware development tools.
This company offers wireless indoor networking solutions that enable wireless
devices to communicate with any other, anytime, anywhere which as a result
includes the use of Bluetooth technology within its products.
are available for building:
* Handspring(tm) Visor(tm)-based Palm OS solutions
* Windows® 98SE, Me, 2000 solutions
* Network Access Point solutions
* Windows CE-DK coming soon!
Inc. is a semiconductor company
solutions for the communications
industry. Zeevos expertise
includes RF, Analog, Digital
Baseband, and Memory on a single
chip. Zeevo has implemented
wireless connectivity in consumer
devices such as PDAs, digital
cameras, PCs, laptops, printers,
and consumer appliances using
Developers Kit is a solution
that enables quick product
development for adopters of
Bluetooth technology. BlueShark
supports both BlueOS RTOS and
Nucleus Plus. Test tools are
available. UART/USB connect the
host with kit providing an easy
interface. Protocol stack
libraries, example codes, a host
utility, and our API specification
Evaluation Kit - Bluetooth 1.1
compliant. It includes a standard
HCI interface through UART/USB
compatible with many third party
ULS vendors, an embedded serial
port profile and a host utility.
It supports scatternet, hold,
park, and sniff. With throughput
greater than 500 Kbps over UART,
it enables high-speed connections.
Zucotto Wireless develops Java technology-based native processors (JNPs),
software and development tools for the handheld wireless device industry.
Hardware Development Kit is a development platform for integrating
Zucottos suite of Xpresso Java technology-based processors into mobile device
designs and enabling Bluetooth baseband.
Zucotto's microprocessors suitable for Bluetooth devices include:
Xpresso 110 is a
wireless Java technology-based microcontroller that can be used to integrate
Java and Bluetooth technologies into PDAs, portable gaming devices, network
Xpresso 100 is a
legacy friendly microcontroller that integrates Java technology and Bluetooth
wireless functionality into both existing and new mobile devices.
Zucotto also supply a software