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Description

The BlueDuino R2 wires CC2540 UART port to Serial1 directly. So we can upgrade the firmware easily.

CC2540BlueDuino Rev2
RXTXO (Serial1)
TXRXI (Serial1)
GNDGND

Hardware requirements

Software requirements

Getting Start

NOTE: You must upload new firmware to the module if it goes to upgrade mode. Otherwise the module will stay at upgrade mode and was bricked.

  • Wire the USB to UART converter and BlueDuino
USB to UART converterBlueDuino Rev2
RXRXI (Serial1)
TXTXO (Serial1)
GNDGND
  • Plug the BlueDuino to PC
  • Wire USB to UART converter to PC
  • Open telnet terminal, you will get "OK" when you type "AT". So type "AT+SBLUP", you will get "OK+SBLUP". It's mean the cc254x module is ready for upgrade. It can't accept any other AT command now.
  • Upload an empty sketch to BlueDuino. void setup(){} void loop() {}
  • Open the SerialBootTool, Choose the serial port and baud rate 115200, then choose the firmware
  • Click "Load Image"

Wait a while. You will see the words "Download completed successfully"

You've done!

Firmware

Troubleshooting

  • Please retry some times if you upgrade fails
  • Please disconnect the uart connection when it upgrading
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Contributors: yanc