Open-source Bluetooth Low Energy protocol stacks

October 10, 2019 //By Rich Pell
Open source Bluetooth Low Energy stack launched
Embedded software stack provider Packetcraft (San Diego, CA) has announced the launch and open-source release of its Bluetooth Low Energy protocol stacks based on Arm Cordio software.

The "product-ready" software is integrated into Arm Mbed OS , the free open-source embedded operating system for IoT, offering developers advanced Bluetooth connectivity.

"Packetcraft offers open source Bluetooth protocol stacks that are qualification tested and up to date with the latest specifications," says John Yi, founder and CEO of Packetcraft. "We are offering BLE software with a combination of quality, features, and licensing flexibility that is unmatched in the industry."

The following protocol stacks are available:

  • Multi-protocol controller with Bluetooth 5.1 qualified link layer and IEEE 802.15.4 MAC
  • Bluetooth 5.1 qualified host stack and GATT profiles for BLE
  • Bluetooth 1.0 qualified mesh profile and models

In addition to the open source software, the company is offering commercial services to enterprise customers to provide the support they need to bring products to market based on the company's software. In addition, an Early Access service provides companies with software implementing the latest leading-edge Bluetooth features via access to private subscriber-only repositories.

Chris Porthouse, vice president of product and operations, IoT Services Group, Arm says, "Connectivity is at the heart of any IoT deployment, and device manufacturers require IoT operating systems that provide the flexibility to support multiple standards. Packetcraft BLE software integration with Mbed OS provides our developer ecosystem with open source, advanced Bluetooth connectivity support, which can be used to simplify deployment of IoT products across a broad range of IoT use cases."


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