ACTiSYS RS232 Network Card User Manual

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ACT-BT5701S v2
Bluetooth RS232 Adapter Class 1
User’s Manual
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TABLE OF CONTENT
REVISION HISTORY ................................................................................................3
1. OVERVIEW................................................................................................................4
2. DRIVER REQUIREMENT ........................................................................................4
3. BLUETOOTH PROFILE SUPPORTED....................................................................4
4. PACKAGE CONTENT ..............................................................................................4
5. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS .....................................................................................4
6. FEATURES .................................................................................................................5
7. HARDWARE INTERFACE.......................................................................................5
7.1
7.2
7.3
ACT-BT5701S v2 Adapter Pin-Out......................................................................................5
Null Modem Connection For Configuring Parameters .........................................................6
Null Modem Connection For Normal Operation ..................................................................6
8. FACTORY SETTING PARAMETERS .....................................................................7
9. CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS.........................................................................8
9.1.
9.2.
9.3.
9.4.
9.5.
9.6.
9.7.
9.8.
UART Format .......................................................................................................................8
COM Port ..............................................................................................................................8
Bluetooth Configuration........................................................................................................8
Control Flag...........................................................................................................................9
Watchdog Timeout................................................................................................................9
Bluetooth Supervision Timeout ............................................................................................9
Read Configuration ...............................................................................................................9
Write Configuration ..............................................................................................................9
10. PROCEDURE FOR CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS.......................................9
11. CONNECTION FOR NORMAL OPERATION ......................................................14
12. LED BEHAVIOR.......................................................................................................15
13. ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND SPECIFICATIONS ..........................15
13.1
13.2
Electrical Characteristics.....................................................................................................15
Generic Specifications.........................................................................................................16
14. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) .......................................................16
15. TECHNICAL SUPPORT..........................................................................................17
16. CONTACT INFORMATION ...................................................................................18
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REVISION HISTORY
Revision History
Revision
Date
Comment
0.1
03/22/2006
1.0
03/28/2006
1.0.1
04/13/2006
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1.0.2
08/30/2006
• Added Chapter 12 for LED behavior
1.0.3
12/05/2006
• Modified FAQ 10
2.0
12/06/06
Initial draft version
Modified for configure parameter instructions & added more FAQ
Increased dongle name as ACT-BT5701SM for master
Added detail description for master and slave
Modified Chapter 6 Features
• New release for v2; firmware combined master and slave
ACTiSYS reserves the right to make changes without further notice to any products herein to
improve reliability, function or design. ACTiSYS does not assume any liability arising out of the
application or use of any product or circuit described herein.
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1. OVERVIEW
ACTiSYS Bluetooth RS232 adapter brings wireless Bluetooth technology to your RS232 serial
equipment, allowing you to eliminate conventional cables. With a maximum range of distance, you
are no longer bound to cable length limitations or messy cables. Simply plug in the Bluetooth RS232
adapter to your serial equipment and transfer data to a Bluetooth-enabled device such as a PC or
PDA. With no software installation required, the Bluetooth RS232 adapter is a true Plug-n-Play
solution. All you need to do is plug in the RS232 adapter to a serial RS232 equipment with DB9
connection. In addition, this unit features utility ACT-BT5701Sv2.EXE to allow you to easily configure
the Master/Slave and baud rate speed with the simple utility. It is also fully compliant with Bluetooth
1.2 specifications and supports authentication and encryption.
2. DRIVER REQUIREMENT
Simply plug in the Bluetooth RS232 adapter to your serial equipment and transfer data to a
Bluetooth-enabled device. No driver is required. For configuration parameters, user has to install
ACT-BT5701Sv2.EXE utility program to set up them.
3. BLUETOOTH PROFILE SUPPORTED
ACT-BT5701S v2 is a Bluetooth RS232 adapter and supports SPP (Serial Port Profile) only. It
supports both master and slave configuration. Due to various communication protocols and drivers
involved, this adapter may not work with any RS232 devices using proprietary communication
protocols.
4. PACKAGE CONTENT
This package contains:
1) ACT-BT5701S v2 Bluetooth RS232 adapter x 1
2) Null modem adapter x 1
3) AC to DC power adapter x 1
4) COM port fix screws x 2
5) CD includes user manual, setup file and configuration utility x 1
5. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Device with DB9 connector and compliant with RS232 protocol
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6. FEATURES
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Bluetooth embedded solution for RS232 cable replacement, applications such as industrial
remote control devices.
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Configurable baud rate 1.2k ~1843.2k bps.
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True Plug-n-Play; no driver required.
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Customized features support for pairing mode, device name, PIN code.
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Sniff mode available for power saving.
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Supports UART interface.
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Supports RTS/CTS hardware flow control.
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Supports both DCE and DTE devices.
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Supports Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) as a slave or a master.
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Run utility ACT-BT5701Sv2.EXE for fast and easy configuration.
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Communicates with another ACTiSYS Bluetooth RS232 Adapter or any other Bluetooth enabled
devices. (Opposite device should also support SPP)
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Bluetooth class 1 device for long-range data transfer.
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Compliant with Bluetooth 1.2 specification.
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Auto-connect feature when interconnecting two ACTiSYS Bluetooth RS232 adapters.
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Security provided: Pairing
7. HARDWARE INTERFACE
ACT-BT5701S v2 is a Bluetooth-RS232 Adapter and it supports SPP (Serial Port Profile). UART baud
rate setting is per users’ requirement. ACT-BT5701S v2 supports all the parameters listed in Chapter 9.
7.1
ACT-BT5701S v2 Adapter Pin-Out
Figure 1: ACT-BT5701S v2 Adapter Pin-Out
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Null Modem Connection For Configuring Parameters
Figure 2: Null Modem Connection For Configuring Parameters
7.3
Null Modem Connection For Normal Operation
Figure 3: Null Modem Connection For Normal Operation
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8. FACTORY SETTING PARAMETERS
When using ACT-BT5701S v2 with your serial devices, make sure all the settings match on
both sides. Otherwise, you may encounter communicating problems. Below figure is the
default factory setting parameters of this unit:
NOTE: If it requires you to change any of the settings, consult the configuration Chapters 9
and 10 for detail parameters and procedure.
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9. CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS
Figure 4: Configuration Parameters Window
9.1. UART Format
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Baud Rate: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, 230400, 460800,
921600 or 1843200 bps selectable.
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Data Bit: 5, 6, 7 and 8 data bits supported
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Parity Check: None, Odd or Even.
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Stop Bit: 1 or 2 stop bits.
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RTS/CTS Flow Control: None, or Enable
9.2. COM Port
Select COM1, COM2 or any other COM port you have connected.
9.3. Bluetooth Configuration
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Bluetooth Address: BD address is an unique 6 byte hexadecimal device identifier, where the
first 3 bytes of the address are assigned by IEEE, and the last 3 bytes are freely allocated by
the manufacturer. And the format is as (00: 0B: 00: 00: 00: 02).
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Device Name: Give any name you want to show. Maximum is 24 characters allowed.
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Password: It’s PIN code. Default is 000. You can leave it blank. Maximum length is 8 digits
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Master or Slave Mode: User can select device as a master or a slave. If you configure it as a
Master then you need to assign Slave BD address (Predefined Remote BD Address). If you
configure it as a Slave, then there is a “Status” parameter selectable: “Discoverable” or “Undiscoverable”. The default is “Discoverable”.
9.4. Control Flag
There are 4 flags to be selected:
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Version Included Flag: If enabled, the firmware version “(v2)” will show after the device
name you have assigned, e.g., “Device Name (v2)”
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BD Address Included Flag: If enabled, the last 3 byte BD address will show after the device
name, e.g., “Device Name (EB: 66: 8C)”.
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Enable sniff mode when connected Flag: (If enabled, it will enter into sniff mode 5 sec after
data transmitted or received).
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Force Pairing Flag: If enabled, pairing will be enforced. Otherwise it depends on opposite
device.
9.5. Watchdog Timeout
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Setting Watchdog Timeout. One time unit is 100 ms. Setting “0” means no watchdog timer
needed.
9.6. Bluetooth Supervision Timeout
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Setting Bluetooth Supervision timeout after link. One time unit is 1 second.
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Note: - Through the setting of Watchdog Timeout and Supervision Timeout fields, it could be
returned back to system normal from the unknown error of software or hardware related.
Based upon this characteristic, we could use it for some applications which require more
stable system environment. Such as setting Watchdog timeout value to 30 ( = 3 seconds),
and Supervision timeout value to 3 ( = 3 seconds).
9.7. Read Configuration
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Click this button then you can read the original parameters setting.
9.8. Write Configuration
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Click this button to save all the settings you have changed.
10. PROCEDURE FOR CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS
10.1. Refer Figure 5 for DB9 female-to-female null modem adapter. One end is black while the
other is white.
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Figure 5: Null Modem Adapter
Connect ACT-BT5701S v2 as shown in Figure 6. User has to take care of direction of DB9 null
modem adapter. During configuring parameters, black end of null modem adapter should be
connected to ACT-BT5701S v2. Please follow the instructions below:
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Connect ACT-BT5701S v2 to black end of Null Modem Adapter
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Give power to DC JACK of ACT-BT5701S v2 through AC to DC power adaptor.
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Connect white end of null modem adapter to PC COM port.
Figure 6: Connection For Configuring the Adapter
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NOTE: For Normal Operation the null modem adapter must be in reverse direction. Black end should be
connected to PC COM port while white end should be connected to ACT-BT5701S v2. Figure 7
shows this connection.
Figure 7: Connection For Normal Operation
10.2. Insert the installation CD provided in this package into your PC. It will then automatically run
the InstallShield and guide you to install the utility program to your hard disk. NOTE: Please
don’t install it again and Skip steps 10.3 to 10.4 if you have already installed this utility.
10.3. Then you could see the following screen. Click Next > to continue.
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10.4. Then you will see the screen below. Click Finish to complete the procedure.
10.5. Now run utility program ACT-BT5701Sv2.EXE from Start>Programs> ACTiSYS> ACTBT5701S v2.
You will see the following screen:
Figure 8: Configuration Utility
10.6. Click “Read Configuration” button and wait for operation completes. It will indicate default
configuration. See Figure 9. In this window user has to define parameters as per requirement.
Details please refer to Chapter 9.
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Figure 9: Read Configuration Complete
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10.7. After all parameters have been set, click “Write Configuration” button to save all the settings.
See Figure 10.
Figure 10: Write Configuration Progress
11. CONNECTION FOR NORMAL OPERATION
For normal operation mode, the null modem adapter must be in reverse direction. Black side should
be connected to PC COM port while white side should be connected to ACT-BT5701S v2. Please
refer to Figure 7 (Connection For Normal Operation). User can connect ACT-BT5701S v2 directly to
female connector of target side also. But if users don’t have female connector and want to use the
null modem adapter then they have to connect as per Figure 7.
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12. LED BEHAVIOR
LED CATEGORY
“ACT” LED
“POWER” LED
LED BEHAVIOR
STATUS
On
Active (Connect) Mode
Flash Fast
Data Transfer Mode
Flash Slow
Stand By Mode
On
Power on
Off
Power off
13. ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND SPECIFICATIONS
13.1 Electrical Characteristics
Parameter
Min
Typical
Max
Unit
IDLE Mode Current Consumption
15
20
mA
STANDBY Mode Current Consumption
45
50
mA
TX and RX Mode Current Consumption
78
80
mA
DC Supply to DC JACK
4.5
7.5
12
V
DC Supply to DB9-M pin 1 (Optional)
4.5
5.0
12
V
0
25
60
°C
Operating Temperature
Transmission Power (Output Power)
Frequency Band
19.30
2.400
Data Rate
2.4835
723.1
UART Speed
1.2
Sensitivity
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2.4GHz
ISM Band
dBm
115.2
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kbps
1843.2
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13.2 Generic Specifications
FUNCTION
ACT-BT5701S v2
Standard
Bluetooth 1.2
Interface
RS232
Configurable Parameters
Master or Slave mode, Stop Bit, Parity Check, Baud Rate,
Flow Control, BD address & all other parameters shown in
Chapter 9
Modulation
GFSK
Spread Spectrum
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)
Dimension
(78.6 X 41.2 X 32.8) mm / 32grams
14. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q1. What is the Bluetooth version of the device?
A1.This device supports Bluetooth 1.2 version.
Q2. How to change UART settings?
A2. Use the ACT-BT5701Sv2.EXE. Refer to Chapter 9 & 10 for Configuration Parameters and
Procedures.
Q3. What is the data format of the device?
A3. Refer to Section 9.1 of Chapter 9.
Q4. How to display device settings?
A4. Use the ACT-BT5701Sv2.EXE. Refer to Chapter 10 “Procedure for Configuration Parameters”.
Q5. How to set baud rate and what baud rates it supports?
A5. Use the ACT-BT5701Sv2.EXE. Refer to Chapter 9 & 10 for Configuration Parameters &
Procedure. It supports1200 bps to 1843200 bps baud rate.
Q6. How to set PIN key (password)?
A6. Use the utility ACT-BT5701Sv2.EXE. The default PIN key is “0000”. But you can change it. Refer
to Chapter 9 & 10.
Q7. How to change device name?
A7. Use the utility file ACT-BT5701Sv2.EXE. Refer to Chapter 9 & 10.
Q8. How to provide power to ACT-BT5701S v2?
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A8. User can give power to DC JACK pin through power adaptor 7.5V @300mA or give unregulated
5 ~ 12 VDC to pin 1 of the male connector of ACT-BT5701S v2.
Q9. I am not able to configure the new parameters.
A9. Please refer to Chapter 10 and strictly follow the sequence on connection of null modem adaptor,
ACT-BT5701S v2, power adaptor and connect to PC.
15. TECHNICAL SUPPORT
ACTiSYS has provided an online section of trouble shooting guidelines on the Web Site:
http://www.actisys.com/TechSupport.html - TechSport. In order to save your valuable time,
please review chapter 14. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)” of this manual before contacting
our technical support team. If the problem is still unsolved, please contact ACTiSYS Technical
Support by email mailto:tech-support@actisys.com
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16. CONTACT INFORMATION
ACTiSYS Corporation
48511 Warm Springs Blvd, Suite 206
Fremont, CA 94539, USA
TEL: +1-510-490-8024, FAX: +1-510-623-7268
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