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This is some kind of bluetooth development device and I want to find out if this can be used with BlueLab software suit, but cannot find more details on it
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The main chip is BlueCore BC358

The area in the green box has some kind of logo ( I think it is the logo of CSR, as a similar logo appears on the BC358 chip as well) with some text DEV-PC-1324C and usb391 on the next line (it is a bit hard to make out)

Using the drivers I get in my BlueSuit installation, Windows 7 detects it as CSR USP<>SPI converter

I want to see if this can be used with BlueLabs for Bluetooth development or not ( I am a complete beginner with Bluetooth and BlueLabs right now)

Could someone please provide the name of this device and any kind of details on it?

(It was bought online from China, if that helps)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ usb pid/vid? those are very helpful \$\endgroup\$
    – Passerby
    Jun 3, 2014 at 1:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Passerby: Please see my edit \$\endgroup\$
    – user13267
    Jun 3, 2014 at 1:58

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10 bucks says its the DEV-SYS-1808-1A based on the shape and ports, minus the case enter image description here

CSR's USB to SPI converter, which is makes it possible to use BlueSite utilities and access SPI debug ports on all csr devices over USB. This device is suitable for pc's and labtops supplied without parallel port.

Features:

  • Programs and debugs all CSR ICs
  • Provides SPI interface from PC USB to CSR IC
  • SPI interface runs over CAT5 lead
  • Compatible with CSR Casira development kits
  • CD with drivers and documentation

It's used for wired reprogramming, but more importantly, Debricking, of CSR modules.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you for your help. So this means I probably need to get something else to attach to this module, to get started on the actual bluetooth part? This isn't the actual module with the bluetooth capabilities but only a connector between the module and the computer? \$\endgroup\$
    – user13267
    Jun 3, 2014 at 2:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ It's a secondary connector between a computer and a discrete port on the module. \$\endgroup\$ Jun 3, 2014 at 2:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ I just found the data sheet for the BC358 chip, and it says it is the complete bluetooth system with BlueCore's Kalimba DSP: datasheetarchive.com/dl/Datasheets-SL4/DSASL0073623.pdf \$\endgroup\$
    – user13267
    Jun 3, 2014 at 2:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ If that is the case, how can this device be just a connector for another module? Would the full bluetooth system with DSP be used as a chip in only a connector? Should I be able to develop bluetooth applications on this device without buying another module? \$\endgroup\$
    – user13267
    Jun 3, 2014 at 2:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @user13267 they probably reused an existing IC and base design and wrote new firmware for it. From what I saw, no, this only does usb to spi. Besides, I don't see an antenna. \$\endgroup\$
    – Passerby
    Jun 3, 2014 at 2:49

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