Bluetooth Developer Tools
Suppliers of Bluetooth software development tools.
Most of these companies also supply protocol
software, consultancy, training
or similar services
to augment their basic development kit offerings.
If you know of others please e-mail us details.
Agilent Technologies was created as a result of a
corporate realignment from Hewlett-Packard. It focuses on four markets: test and
measurement, semiconductor products, healthcare solutions and chemical analysis, with
support from central laboratory. Agilent's has a large range of Bluetooth solutions,
specifically for designing and manufacturing Bluetooth products.
Bluetooth Design Guide
provide the user with quick setup, analysis, and data display to verifies the most common
performance specifications of Bluetooth transmitters and receivers in order to reduce the
time taken for the product development cycle.
Click here for a PDF file on details of this product.
ConnectBlue specialize in integrating Bluetooth based communication solutions in
applications and equipment for industrial or commercial use, offering complete hardware
and software solutions. It is a supplier of complete Bluetooth solutions for
industrial and commercial use. ConnectBlue serves companies with hardware and
software solutions, Bluetooth products and training and seminar program.
Bluetooth Enabler Platform is a modular hierarchy of software
components enabling full Bluetooth control.
PC Simulator environment
Application build-file templates
Run Time Support Library
Bluetooth Host Stack
Download Technical Specification
The inventor of Bluetooth and one of the early core members of SIG.
Application Tool Kit is designed to enable adopters of the Bluetooth wireless
technology to get started with Bluetooth software development. It 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 and several typical applications are included.
HCI Toolbox is a development tool that allows the user to perform a variety of tests
on HCI Modules that comply with the HCI Specification.
Script Engine is a development tool that enables the user to make use of the
comprehensive sets of scripts for integration testing of Bluetooth products, for example:
Bluetooth HOST Stack and HCI Modules.
Log Analyzer is a development tool that allows the user to view the internal
signalling of the Equipment Under Test (EUT) as Message Sequence Charts (MSC) in a
standard WEB browser.
These products are distributed via
distributors, a list of which may be found by clicking here.
GCT Semiconductor Inc
ESDK (Embedded Software
Development Kit) provides embedded Bluetooth protocol called EDSK. EDSK is integrated
development environment for customized applications. It features:
-V6 (Vincent processor) executable for program -development
-RTOS: VOS (Vincent -Operating System), GVOS (GCT Virtual OS)
-using eCos or VOS on Linux platform
-Embedded stacks, Profiles, Applications HCI, GXHCI (GCT extended
-HCI) Firmware download/configuration
HSDK (Host-side Software
Development Kit) provides developers with Windows API device drivers, along with
reference code for evaluation of customized Bluetooth applications. It features:
-Standard HCI / GXHCI
The Himico project was designed by Cosmic Co. Ltd
and hdLab in December 1999 aimed at the development of
state-of-the-art wireless terminal IPs.
Himico Bluetooth Middleware
A Bluetooth protocol and profiles software module. It allows development of your own
Himico BTDK, this is a Bluetooth
total software development kit. This can be used to develop Bluetooth application software
and can be used as a testing tool for evaluating/testing your own embedded Bluetooth
IAR Systems is a supplier of development tools for embedded systems and
Bluetooth development and testing. The company offer embedded Bluetooth Protocol Stacks,
Bluetooth test & qualification tools, Bluetooth Starter Kits, C/EC++ compilers and UML
A Bluetooth Protocol Stack generator based on IAR's MakeApp Technology.
Allows the developer to configure a Bluetooth protocol stack
graphically, and then automatically generate an optimized Bluetooth protocol stack
implementation as C source code. The stack is optimized according to the configuration,
and becomes very compact with a minimum memory footprint and can be used in almost all PC
and embedded systems, including many 8-bit microcontrollers.
IAR PreQual enables the user to execute
all tests needed to pass Bluetooth qualification.
IXI Mobile Inc.
Founded in August 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Palo Alto,
California with a research and development center near Tel Aviv, Israel.
Development tools including reference designs and SDKs for PMG and Sleek devices are
available. Impulsesoft is a short-range wireless
solutions provider working with electronic equipment manufacturers, OEMs and silicon
vendors to enable them to bring application specific short-range wireless solutions
quickly to the market.
Impart Technology makes it possible for any mobile device to
be interoperable with any other mobile device.
Software Development Kit removes the
complexity of the communication layer. It allows users to write their own mobile
application once, and it will run over multiple protocols and protocol stacks on PocketPC
and PalmOS seamlessly. Click here
to download a PDF file on the product.
SDK is an industrial-strength Bluetooth Software Development Kit (SDK) for the
Microsoft Windows platform. For PC manufacturers and OEMs, the BluePC SDK allows you to
develop custom applications for Bluetooth profiles, product differentiation. For a PDF
file of the product details click
Intel is well known for its computer processors. As the PC market has been
developing and incorporating further technologies it has recognised its need to get
involved in wireless and was a founder member of the Bluetooth SIG.
Flash Data Integrator provides the user with the ability to manage software code,
data, and files in flash memory in an open architecture, including support for downloaded
Java applets, Bluetooth file transfers, and voice recognition tags.
Intel also has a daughter company known as Xircom which particularly focuses on
wireless technologies and Bluetooth. Xircom's products can be found on the Bluetooth PC Cards and Flash
Cards Page, the PDA
Accessories Page, and the USB
Adapters and Dongles Page.
The MEZOE product range provides
rapid, low-risk and cost-effective route to Bluetooth market entry. MEZOE's flagship
product, Interface Express, takes away the complexities of Bluetooth communications and
enables you to bring your products to market with ease. MEZOE is a division of Cambridge
Interface Express (with BlueStack)
provides profile-centric software suite that allows quick development and testing of
Bluetooth applications (embedded, Win32 Console, or MFC) with little detailed knowledge of
the Bluetooth specification, thus allowing the developer to focus on the
application-specific issues. BlueStack, the underlying protocol software, is qualified to
Proto Developer is a development tool that allows
development and testing of applications, using the protocol-centric interface of
BlueStack, on a PC before porting to custom hardware. It is available for free and can be
downloaded from our website.
As a pan-European distributor of Bluetooth technology products, Nohau has offices in the
UK, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Products offered include Bluetooth protocol analyzers and
test generators from CATC, Bluetooth protocol stack and profiles from Adamya and Bluetooth
connectivity products for industrial applications from connectBlue. Nohau also runs
regular seminars and training courses on all aspects of Bluetooth wireless technology.
Nokia focus on developing solutions for the home that add
convenience to peoples lives. This includes work within the wireless, broadband, cable,
and satellite technology.
Series 60 Software Development Kit (SDK) for Symbian OS
allows third-party developers to design applications for Symbian OS based phones that use
the Series 60 Platform. The Series 60 Platform, targeted at smart phones, includes a
graphical user interface and a suite of applications that are all built on the Symbian OS.
Bluetooth applications can be written in the same way as any other C++ applications for
the Symbian OS. Third-party applications can take advantage of the Bluetooth Application
Programming Interface that is included in the Series 60 SDK for Symbian OS.
Series 60 -enabled smart phones will be available from
several manufacturers, which will create a market with a large number of terminals that
support Series 60 Platform based applications. The first phone to be based on the Series
60 Platform is the Nokia 7650.
Open Interface North America was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 2000, with the
goal of bringing the Japan-based parent company's Bluetooth development efforts to a
worldwide market. Open Interface is developing Bluetooth wireless technology for the
world PC market.
BlueMagic Evaluation Kit
A Bluetooth Development Kit for engineering prototyping. Part of the Open
Interface's Bluetooth Development Kit Series for Windows, the kit comprises the following
* Bluetooth protocol stack, BlueMagic 2.0, Bluetooth Specification v.1.1 for Windows ME
* Configuration utility source code
* BtAPI source code header files
* Device driver interface (upper HCI) source codes
* BlueSleuth Software Analyzer
* Sample user interface source code
together with related documentation.
Software Analyzer - This software analyzer equipment has been designed by Open
Interface to simplify the testing and troubleshooting process and is included as part of
their BlueMagic Evaluation Kit 2.0. It features a user-friendly interface to
make the debugging and troubleshooting process simpler, as well as assist in each stage of
development by capturing relevant information.
Simulator runs Java applications in a simulated Bluetooth environment, allowing
developers to test and configure applications before deploying them on Bluetooth
Developer Kit makes creating wireless applications easy by hiding complex Bluetooth
protocols behind standard Java APIs. A wireless application written with Impronto will run
on any standard Java Bluetooth platform.
Development for Bluetooth applications.
This company offers connection products for
handheld computers and other devices including Bluetooth.
Current Socket Communications
Bluetooth products include:
SDK provides a Bluetooth Card development solution supporting point-to-point
connectivity and support for 4 Bluetooth Profiles: Dial-up Networking (DUN); Service
Discovery; General Access; Serial (cable replacement).
LAN Access SDK
partnered with Axis Communications to provide a new SDK which allows wireless LAN
connectivity with Pocket PC devices. This Kit will allow developers to create Bluetooth
solutions for a Microsoft Windows CE device and then connect that application to their
network through the Axis LAN Access Point (LAP) via the Socket Bluetooth Card.
Embedded Developers Kit provides customized OEM support
through the Socket Bluetooth Embedded Module solution.
Platform Builder 3.0 Program offers the ability for Embedded Windows CE
developers to design-in Socket Bluetooth Products into their reference platforms based
upon Windows CE Platform Builder 3.0.
Teleca Comtec AB
Teleca, established 1974, is a supplier of hardware and software engineering services
for advanced systems, electronic equipment and applications.
Toolbox allows you to perform a variety of tests on HCI Modules that comply with the
HCI Specification. It can send both standard HCI commands and user-defined HCI commands,
as well as issue different kinds of combinations of HCI commands for specific purposes,
like file transfers and stress tests.
Bluetooth Script Engine
enables you to utilize the comprehensive sets of scripts specifically designed by Ericsson
for integration testing of advanced Bluetooth products, for example: Bluetooth HOST Stack
and HCI Modules.
Bluetooth Log Analyzer allows
you to view the internal signalling of the Equipment Under Test (EUT) as Message Sequence
Charts (MSC) in a standard WEB browser.
This company focuses upon delivering 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 it's products.
WIDCOMM currently market three Developer Kits:
Development Kit for the Visor/Palm platform which enables Palm OS developers to create
software applications for the Handspring Visor product family.
BTW Development Kit
for Windows enables developers to create software applications for Bluetooth in the
Development Kit provides a development environment for extending Visor and Windows
applications into the wired network using WIDCOMM's server independent Bluegate 2100 access point.
Zucotto Wireless develops Java technology-based native processors (JNPs), software and
development tools for the handheld wireless device industry.
Whiteboard Software Development Kit
provides a complete development environment for creating and testing wireless Java
applications for J2ME compliant mobile devices. It extends Bluetooth functionality to
wireless Java application development, supporting their Java based protocol stack.
Zucotto also supply a hardware development