Plug-in significantly simplifies and speeds code generation for IoT devices and other Bluetooth Smart-enabled applications
Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched a Bluetooth Developer Studio ‘plug-in’ that will significantly reduce the development time of IoT (Internet of Things) devices and other applications based around Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) components from Toshiba.
Bluetooth Developer Studio (BDS) is a GATT-based application development tool provided by the Bluetooth SIG that helps developers create consistent Bluetooth services and applications across multiple chipsets and platforms. Toshiba’s new BLE plug-in allows users to harness the power of the BDS to quickly and easily create optimised code for the company’s family of integrated Bluetooth ICs.
BDS, which was created by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), runs on a PC and provides users with comprehensive graphical BLE profile design and debugging capabilities. The Toshiba BDS plugin generates source code for standard and custom GATT (Generic Attribute Profile) server and client profiles that include GATT Services, GATT Characteristics, GATT Descriptors, GATT Operations and GAP (Generic Access Profile) Advertising. Using the tool, designers can generate ‘C’ code and rapidly create ‘ready-to-run’ test project files. These files can then be used with Toshiba’s software development kits (SDKs) and the corresponding starter kits for instant profile testing.
The new plug-in will reduce the time-to-market of applications based on Toshiba’s TC356xx Bluetooth Low Energy devices. These ICs are ideal for a wide variety of low-power, connected applications including, mobile and wearable technologies, portable healthcare products, devices for smart buildings and point-of-sale (PoS) terminals or various other industrial applications.