AIRcable BLE-Master

Find Bluetooth Low Energy devices, make connections and read/write characteristics and more

AUGUST 2013

Need to connect Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) peripheral devices to your PC for monitoring or controlling them? Need an iBeacon?

The AIRcable USB-BLE Master is the perfect product for that, the ideal solution for BLE developers as well as users of BLE automation software.

Just plug into any USB port and this very easy to use device allows you to:

  • find BLE peripheral devices
  • parse the scan records
  • name, address, transmit power, services, RSSI and manufacturer specific data
  • make connections to BLE peripherals
  • discover services and characteristics with attributes
  • read and write characteristics as well as perform pairing for privileged characteristics
  • set notifications for available characteristics
  • broadcast configurable data packages at configurable rates with automatic data update
  • configurable as a fully generic iBeacon

This document here describes the command line interface, a human readable simple prompt-command over the serial port. The AIRcable USB-BLE Master uses SiLab’s CP2104 USB-to-Serial virtual COM port. Drivers for all operating systems are available here. Baud rate: 115200, 8N1, no handshake.

Once configured as a broadcaster, it will keep the settings and it can be deployed just with a USB power supply.

This product is available as BLE module for your own design too.