Broadcom plans to support BLE 4.2.
Thank you for the reply, j.t.
Can you please give us an estimate on when BT4.2 support will be available.
Not sure yet, but we will post to the community when it is available.
some of our customer's like to go with BT4.2. Do you have some news about these stack now?
We will announce support for BT 4.2 once it becomes available. It is not available today.
Please state what 4.2 features your customer is interested in so we can consolidate the needs of the larger community. I believe they are all "optional", so one could already state all vendors are compliant!
LE Data length extension
LE Secure Connections
LE Privacy 1.2
Low Power IP (Ipv6/6loWPAN) through the IPSP profile
BT Smart internet gateways (GATT) through HTTP Proxy Server (HPS) and RESTful
Thanks for sharing this level of detail.
We will share with the product line as they are interested in which elements of the BT 4.2 spec are being requested by customers.
MichaelF_56 Are you planning to support BT v4.2 for BCM20737 via FW upgrade only, or a new chip revision will be necessary? Or a completely new chip?
We are interested in "LE Secure Connections" feature from BT v4.2.
If we decide to support BT 4.2 on the 2073X series (SoC and module), the added support would come in the way of patches applied within a new version of the SDK, which would be an extension of the A1 firmware in distribution today.
It's important to understand that a supplier can say they are BT 4.2 compliant if only one of the BT 4.2 features are supported.
We will update the forum if we decide to move the BCM2073X in the direction of BT 4.2 compliance.
Do we have a new status now?
Nothing new to report on BT 4.2 certification on the 2073XS series.