Bluetooth Modules?

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by geoffers, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. geoffers

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    Hi all,

    I've asked the question before but I think that thread is now out of date!

    Has anyone got experience using bluetooth modems/modules? I've used the ones you can get off ebay for about £5 and they work really well (called Linvor), I've a dream I might one day put something into small scale production, are there any legislation problems using bluetooth or is it a case of if it works its fine?

    RS now have panasonic modules for around £8, they are surface mount and nice and small. The ebay ones pair up easy and just have TX and RX for a pics UART to use. Has anyone used any panasonic modules and are they as simple to use? Its very easy to get lost in the data sheets for these things.

    I want to send serial data to and from a mobile phone, I've done this with the ebay bluetooth but a surface mount module would be much neater!

    What I'm really asking is what do I need to look for in the specifications? Class 1 or 2 ? etc.

    Any reccomendations would be gratefully recived!

    Cheers Geoff