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Overview

It is easily possible to add Bluetooth connectivity to our Apalis or Colibri Modules.

The list of the recommended suppliers and products is not complete. It should give you an overview of some devices and help you search for the product appropriate for your needs.

Bluetooth support is not included in the Toradex standard image, but if you are familiar with the Windows CE Platform Builder, you can add Bluetooth support by yourself. For USB Bluetooth devices using HCI transport layer we provide USB Bluetooth Flash installers to add Bluetooth support to a standard Toradex Windows CE BSP.

Our Standard Embedded Linux Images supports Bluetooth HCI-USB, HCI-UART.

Recommended Bluetooth Adapters

We are currently testing several products to find suitable solutions for our customers. There will be a list of tested and recommended Bluetooth adapters in the future.

Bluetooth Adapter Suppliers

There are several suppliers of Bluetooth adapters with different interfaces. The following list gives an overview of possible options, wherever we have mentioned tested that means, either Toradex or some of our customers have tested it.

Manufacturer - product part number Chipset Interface WinCE Driver Linux Driver EN 300 328 V1.8.1 Tested Temperature Range (Deg C)
DeLOCK USB Bluetooth Adapter Broadcom USB[1] Yes Yes - No -10 to 60
Sitecom CN-524 CSR USB[1] Yes Yes - No -
WiBear11n-DF1 Marvell 88W8787 SDIO[2](SMT Module) Yes Yes Yes Yes -40 to +85
Bluegiga Cambridge Silicon Radio, Silicon labs UART, USB[1] Yes Yes - No -40 to 85
Ambicom BT2000-CF BT2000-CF CompactFlash Card Type I Interface Yes Yes - No 0 to 70

NOTES:

  • [1] Most of the USB Bluetooth dongles works with the MS WinCE USB Bluetooth Stack and Linux. It is important to know that the external USB Bluetooth devices should have an HCI-Layer, nothing more. It may be possible to deactivate higher firmware in the adapter (like in the WT12 module from Bluegiga).
  • [2] Ensure that BT/WLAN muti-functions driver registry key is set to 1 to make WLAN/BT to work ,If set to 0 then only WLAN works.