Document number: 10551369
Release: Mar 20, 2015 10:12
Document version: 13
Bluetooth Low Energy Serial Port Module™ firmware, cB-2245, supporting Bluetooth Smart device development.
The firmware is valid for the following Serial Port Module™ models:
If you experience problems with your Serial Port Module™ please fill out an anomaly report and email it to email@example.com.
Current firmware version
"1.3.2 [20:07:00,Jan 22 2015]"
Please see the Bluetooth Low Energy Serial Port Adapter - Getting Started guide to get started with the Bluetooth Low Energy Serial Port Module™.
Firmware upgrade instruction
The firmware of the OLS425 and OLS426 modules are updated using the connectBlue Flash Loader tool. Select the *.bin file when updating using the Flash Loader tool.
To change an OLP425 module into an OLS425 module the OLP425 can be flashed with the Bluetooth Low Energy Serial Port Module™ firmware, cB-2245. To flash the OLP425 the CC Debugger and the Smart RF Programmer tool from Texas Instruments is used. In this case the firmware *.hex file is required. The hex file includes a bootloader and once the hex file has been written to the OLP425 the firmware can be updated using the connectBlue Flash Loader tool. To request the *.hex firmware file please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Known Limitations and Notes
Power Consumption Stop mode
Current consumption in stop mode is too high in FW releases v1.1.0 and higher. We are working on a fix for this.
Bluetooth Low Energy Roles
OLS425/426 supports the peripheral role only and cannot be the initiator of a connection. However, directed advertisement was added in version 1.0.0 allowing for the peripheral unit to request a connection from a specific central unit. This means the OLS425/426 version 1.0.0 and later supports both Server-Peripheral role and Client-Peripheral role.
Warning! When directed advertisement is activated it will lock up the module CPU for 1,28 s, implying that the module is not receptive to any input during this time. If connect_scheme "always connected" is used, this means the module will be non-receptive for 1,28 s in each period of attempt. In this state, the module can for example not enter AT-mode.
Warning! Baud rate 115200 kbit/s is not recommended. Transmitting data continuously at this rate may result in data loss.
Avertising and scan response data
For the v1.1.1 release the connectBlue Serial Service service UUID was added to the scan response data. It was added to the scan response data instead of the advertising data for backwards compatibility with earlier firmware versions. However, when a central device is using passive scan instead of active scan the central device will only see the advertising data and not the scan response data.
For example Apple recommends filtering on UUIDs when doing a scan in iOS apps and may use passive scan when the app is not active. This may require that the UUID is part of the advertising data instead of the scan response data.
Use the commands below to set the connectBlue Serial Service service UUID in the advertising data and set the device name in the scan response data:
Set advertising data to:
Set scan response data to:
|"1.3.1 [09:29:53,Mar 18 2014]"|
"1.3.0 [12:08:56,Jan 16 2014]"
|"1.2.0 [20:25:23,Nov 14 2013]"|
|"1.1.1 [11:28:41,Oct 17 2013]"|
|cB-2245-04(fw_ols425_v1.1.0).bin||1.1.0 [16:08:56,Jun 11 2013]|
Note! This version of cB-OLS425/426 includes changes in the Serial Port Service protocol and is NOT backwards compatible. For communication with cB-OBS421, version 5.1.0 or later is required.
1.0.1 [15:27:32,Mar 21 2013]
|1.0.0 [11:35:46,Feb 7 2013]|
0.9.1 [08:08:12,Nov 27 2012]
Pre-release version 0.9.1