I want to evaluate the PAN1323 ETU module. I have the following questions:-
1. Does the PAN1323EMK contain two PAN1323ETU modules ?
2. The features specified at http://www.ti.com/tool/pan1323emk#Technical%20Documents mention the PAN1323ETU supports only the classical bluetooth. However the features on the Panasonic website http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/electronic-components/rf-modules/bluetooth/pan1323etu.aspx mention that PAN1323ETU supports Classical Bluetooth, BLE and ANT+ and comes with an antenna. I am confused which ETU module is provided with the PAN1323EMK ?
3. Is it possible to connect external I2C devices like accelerometer/gyroscope/color sensor with the PAN1323EMK to transmit that data over a channel to some central aggregator that supports BT/BLE/ANT ?
Please find my comments below.
1. Yes, the PAN1323EMK contains two PAN1323TUs.
2. The PAN1323ETU is intended for EVALUATION purposes ONLY. Therefore, the user can use it with any of the following combinations for evaluation purposes only: BT, BT+ ANT or BT+BLE. Please note that for PRODUCTION purposes, the user has to select the proper module depending on the combination.
All this information is kind of written in here: http://www.ti.com/tool/pan1323emk#descriptionArea
"This kit is an upgraded version of the PAN1315EMK. The PAN1323 ETUs will be used for evaluation of different software configurations as they become available. Possible combinations are Bluetooth classis, Bluetooth + ANT+ (separate kit available), and in the future Bluetooth + BLE. The PAN1323 that comes with the kit is for evaluation only. For production use, please use the Panasonic PAN1315, PAN1325, PAN1317 or PAN1327 modules."
3. Yes, but the interface would have to made to the MCU, e.g MSP430 or Stellaris.
Thank you for your reply. I need all three modalities (BT/BLE/ANT+) for my device development, evaluation and comparisons (well especially BLE and ANT). I already have a functional device with MSP430 and ANT and I want to compare it with BLE and BT. Thus, these three modalities may not necessarily be active at same time. I could potentially make use of three separate plug and play modules one at a time. However, the part that confuses me from the description is the following :-
1. BT + ANT+ (separate kit available): Does that mean that I need to buy three separate kits, one for BT or BT+ANT or BT+BLE individually ? Or are they three different plug and play modules available in one kit that I can swap to use a particular solution ?
2. In the future BT + BLE: Is this available currently ?
3. I understand I will have to purchase the MSP430F5438 Experimenter board in addition to the eval kit. I have purchased the MSP-FET430U64 which contains the 64pin target board and USB Programmer. Would I still need the experimenter board ?
The PAN1323EMK would be the best fit for your evaluation. It allows you to test the three technologies with the same hardware. Of course, you just need to update the software. Currently, TI does not have a BT+BLE stack in a standard offering but you can contact either StoneStreetOne or MindTree for a custom solution.
You need the MSP430F5438 Experimenter board because it allows you to plug in the MSP430BT5190 chip. This chip is required to run the MindTree BT stack.
Thank you for the answer. If I understand you correctly, right now TI does not provide BT+BLE stack in any standard offering. I am a little reluctant to get the hardware from TI and then approach a third party for a custom solution. In this situation I think I could get just the CC2540DK for BLE development. Does TI have a standard BLE stack offering for this?
To re-iterate a little, I have a ANT solution up and running. Right now, I want to test it against BLE and maybe BT in near future. Would you recommend some other solution that I might have overlooked ?
The CC2540DK is a BLE single mode device. TI is looking to add a BT+BLE solution in the future.
I want to connect the PAN1323EMK to a Stellaris devkit (not the wireless kit). As far as I'm concerned, the microcontroller I have in mind can run the Bluetopia stack since it's got 96K of RAM and 512K of flash. However, I can't see any reference design to connect a microcontroller to the PAN1323 module.
I'd like to use the HCI UART interface so, if I'm not wrong I need to provide power supply to the PAN1323, a 32KHz signal and a shutdown line. Also the UART should include flow control.
Am I right?
Is there anywhere I can look at to find out how to connect a microcontroller to this module?
Thanks and Regards,
Yes, you are right. You can find schematics of an MSP430 interface near the end of this document for reference:
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Many thanks for your answer.
What I can't really see is how the 32KHz is generated. From the design reference it's connected to P2.7 which is supposed to be configured as ADC12CLK. Does it mean that the software in the MSP430 configures the ADC to work at 32KHz and this signal is output through that PIN which is connected to the PAN module through a level converter?
So my external microcontroller must generate that square wave, right?
Sorry I was wrong and it's connected to P2.6/ACLK pin of the MSP430. Okay, it outputs the auxiliary clock sourced from the 32KHz external crystal divided by 1.
If my microcontroller does not have such feature or I can't generate the square wave with that accuracy I guess that an external circuit should be used.
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