Macnica Americas Bluetooth SMART vWorkshops

Macnica Americas, a franchised component distributor, specializes in offering comprehensive technical support to its customers. In addition to applications support, device selection assistance, IP, and design services, Macnica Americas offers free, online virtual workshops to get designers started in Bluetooth SMART design using the Mpression Odyssey Bluetooth SMART Sensor Kit.

On-Demand Bluetooth SMART vWorkshop Sessions

Course Description

Bluetooth SMART Introduction and Concepts

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This workshop will introduce a user to the basics of the Bluetooth SMART (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth LE) environment including system topology, power issues, and the Bluetooth LE stack. The workshop will also give an overview of Broadcom Bluetooth SMART devices and an introduction to the Mpression Odyssey Bluetooth SMART Sensor Kit.

  • Bluetooth SMART Basics
  • Technology Fundamentals
  • Power
  • Bluetooth SMART Stack
  • Broadcom's Bluetooth SMART SoC
  • Mpression Odyssey Introduction

The WICED SMART Bluetooth Environment

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The Broadcom WICED SMART SDK vWorkshop will take an inside look into the WICED SMART SDK 2.1 from Broadcom.   This Eclipse based IDE enables one-click build and download for  Broadcom 2073x BLE device applications.  We will explore the application code structure targeting the Broadcom Bluetooth SMART devices including code generation, modification, compilation, download and debug. The Mpression Odyssey Sensor Kit will be used for hands-on demonstrations.

  • Review Bluetooth SMART Concepts
  • SDK Features
  • Bluetooth SMART Application Building Blocks
  • Running and Debugging an Application
  • Community
  • Development Kits
  • Mpression Odyssey Reference Designs

Build Your Own WICED SMART Bluetooth LE Device Application

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This workshop will go through the process of building your own Bluetooth Low Energy peripheral device application. The presentation and demonstrations will take you through creating the application using the Broadcom WICED Smart Designer.  This wizard includes creating a custom GATT database, selecting I/O peripherals & interfaces and generating baseline C code.  You will leave understanding the intricacies of the GATT database and the complex I/O structure of the Bluetooth SMART SoCs and modules in terms of pin multiplexing and configuration.  You will also become familiar with the BLE application software flow and where you will need to make code modifications and write your own code enabling your custom BLE device features.

Demonstrations will use the Mpression Odyssey Bluetooth SMART Sensor Kit as a target device.

Introduction to MAX 10 FPGA Design Using the Odyssey MAX 10 FPGA and BLE Sensor Kit

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This workshop will go through the process of modifying the MAX 10 FPGA included in the Mpression Odyssey MAX 10 FPGA and BLE Sensor Kit.

Details including installing the tool chain, design modification, programming file preparation and evaluation kit updating will be covered.

Demonstrations will use the Mpression Odyssey MAX 10 FPGA and BLE Sensor Kit as a target device.