2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 6, 2014 7:28 AM by ShawnA_01 Branched to a new discussion.

    Can I buy the BT module on BCM9WCDPLUS114?

      I have BCM9WCDPLUS114 board, it have embedded a Bluetooth module.

       

      Im interested in this BT module, can I purchase this module from Broadcom or your distributor? Whats the P/N?

        • 1. Re: Can I buy the BT module on BCM9WCDPLUS114?
          ShawnA_01
          The WICED-SMARTBRIDGE (BCM9WCDPLUS114) uses the BCM20702 (HCI based) Bluetooth chip where the BT stack is running on the boards STM32 CPU.

           

           

          Broadcom has partners offering modules using the BCM20702 chip: Foxconn, Foxlink, and USI (there may be others).  I do not know the engagement requirements (opportunity size) before they will sell them.

           

           

          In contrast, the WICED-SMART module uses the BCM20732 (Its a standalone BLE device where the BT Stack resides in ROM) and are available via Arrow, Avnet, Macnica using the part number BCM920732-BLE-KIT. 

           

           

          You clearly are signed up for the WICED website.  If you intend on pursuing the Bluetooth (BCM20702) side of the equation, you would also need to sign-up at the WICED-SMART website (http://www.broadcom.com/products/wiced/smart/).   WICED-SMART has its own SDK (same look/feel) as the WICED SDK.

           

           

          For WICED-SMARTBRIDGE, you use the WICED SDK.
          • 2. Re: Can I buy the BT module on BCM9WCDPLUS114?
            ShawnA_01
            Just to clarify a little:   The BCM20732 HW Development Kit is ordered via BCM920732-BLE-KIT, whereas modules themselves are purchased using the part number:  BCM20732S. Depending on your needs, you may want just the BCM20732S module, ... or check with a company like Inventek that makes a turn-key solution.