This simple application demonstrates the BLE Broadcaster role
functionality by advertising an Apple iBeacon. The calibrated RSSI @ 1
meter distance can be set using an IBEACON_RSSI build variable
(e.g. IBEACON_RSSI=0xb8 for -72 dBm RSSI @ 1 meter), or by manually
editing the default value in the
Because of the hard-coded values of iBeacon UUID, major, and minor, the application is not suitable for production use, but is quite convenient for quick demonstrations of iBeacon functionality.
- A board with Bluetooth LE support, or
- QEMU with BlueZ running on the host
Building and Running¶
This sample can be found under
samples/bluetooth/ibeacon in the
See bluetooth setup section for details on how to run the sample inside QEMU.
For other boards, build and flash the application as follows:
# On Linux/macOS cd $ZEPHYR_BASE/samples/bluetooth/ibeacon mkdir build && cd build # On Windows cd %ZEPHYR_BASE%\samples\bluetooth\ibeacon mkdir build & cd build cmake -GNinja -DBOARD=<board> .. ninja flash
Refer to your board’s documentation for alternative
flash instructions if your board doesn’t support the