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Blebricks

The Blebricks family consists of various sensor models, such as the environmental, touch, orientation, and presence detection’s ones, communication and power modules, infrared receivers, and mounting bases.

The users shall handle the included devices with care, avoiding to create short-circuits, bend connectors, apply inadequate forces on the devices and particularly on the electronic components, expose the devices to water and temperatures lower than 0°C and higher than 45°C, or create any other possible damaging scenario.

In order to disassemble stacked Blebricks, it is recommended to use a dielectric object as a lever and apply a uniform and weak force in order to not bend connectors.

Il BLE-B è Il Mattoncino Di Base Delegato Alla Gestione Operativa Del Sistema E Delle Comunicazioni Tramite Bluetooth Low Energy BLE 4.2
Il BLE-B è Il Mattoncino Di Base Delegato Alla Gestione Operativa Del Sistema E Delle Comunicazioni Tramite Bluetooth Low Energy BLE 4.2
BLE-B
Il BLE-B è Il Mattoncino Di Base Delegato Alla Gestione Operativa Del Sistema E Delle Comunicazioni Tramite Bluetooth Low Energy BLE 4.2
BLE-B
Il BLE-B è Il Mattoncino Di Base Delegato Alla Gestione Operativa Del Sistema E Delle Comunicazioni Tramite Bluetooth Low Energy BLE 4.2
BLEB

The BLE-B is our Bluetooth®  Low Energy and NFC communication Blebrick, equipped with an ARM® Cortex®-M4 32-bit processor.

The BLE-B is equipped with:
Bluetooth® Low Energy (v4.2)
NFC Tag Emulation
Three-state button detecting short and long presses
RGB LED with configurable colour and brightness level, used also for status indication by blinking
4 GPIOs configurable as digital inputs, digital outputs with optional PWM feature and analogue input (only for two GPIOs)
I2C interface
Temperature sensor
Battery voltage sensor

Dimensions (naked): 22.5 mm x 22.5 mm
Dimensions (packaged): 27 mm x 27 mm

2.4 GHz transceiver
96 dBm sensitivity
1 Mbps, 2 Mbps supported data rates
TX power -20 to +4 dBm in 4 dB steps
RSSI (1 dB resolution)
512 kB flash memory
64 kB RAM

The BLE-B can operate both and simultaneously in advertising mode (default operating mode with minimum power consumption) and observing mode (scanning for advertising packets from other BLE devices).

The main advertising data are encoded and transmitted using a registered Manufacturer ID (0x0668, Bleb Technology s.r.l.).

A special case of the observing mode is the sentry mode: the BLE-B measures the RSSI from a specific BLE device allowing to estimate their mutual distance.

Another possibility for the BLE-B is to transfer data to/from central BLE devices in connection mode.

Additionally, the BLE-B can operate in Quuppa mode, emulating a Quuppa tag for enhanced RTLS applications.

The low power mode is intended for applications with small data throughput and ultra-low power consumption, therefore it is not recommended for enhanced demonstration experience.

The BLE-B can be configured in programming mode, where commands are received upon BLE connection, are executed and saved in BLE-B’s flash memory for execution after power-cycling.

Serial programming mode is identical to programming mode, with the only exception that commands are received through I2C.

Finally, the BLE-B’s firmware can be updated wirelessly via Over The Air Device Firmware Update.

Personal distance detection to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in workplaces
Contacts mapping of the possible infected person
Indoor/outdoor temperature detection

Beacon Bluetooth® Low Energy (v4.2) è Configurabile Tramite App, Con Funzioni Avanzate E Periferiche Hardware
Beacon Bluetooth® Low Energy (v4.2) è Configurabile Tramite App, Con Funzioni Avanzate E Periferiche Hardware
BLE-BEACON
Beacon Bluetooth® Low Energy (v4.2) è Configurabile Tramite App, Con Funzioni Avanzate E Periferiche Hardware
BLE-BEACON
Beacon Bluetooth® Low Energy (v4.2) è Configurabile Tramite App, Con Funzioni Avanzate E Periferiche Hardware
BLE-BEACON

Beacon Bluetooth® Low Energy (v4.2) can be configured with a simple app, with advanced functions and peripheral devices.

Whether it is a stand- alone device, it features all BLE-B functions. Please note that it can’t be connected to other Blebricks. It has a lithium non-rechargeable battery (240 mAh) which is easily replaceable.

The BLE-Beacon is equipped with:
Bluetooth® Low Energy (v4.2)
Two-state button detecting short and long presses
RGB LED with configurable colour and brightness level
Temperature sensor
Battery voltage sensor

Dimensions (naked): 22.5 mm x 22.5 mm
Dimensions (packaged): 27 mm x 27 mm

-96 dBm sensitivity
1 Mbps supported data rates
TX power -20 to +4 dBm in 4 dB steps
RSSI (1 dB resolution)
1 MB flash memory
256 kB RAM
Supply voltage: 3V +/- 10%
Average power consumption without load @25°C, Power 0 dBm: 6µA
Operating temperature range: – 40 + 85°C

The BLE-B can operate both and simultaneously in advertising mode (default operating mode with minimum power consumption) and observing mode (scanning for advertising packets from other BLE devices).

The main advertising data are encoded and transmitted using a registered Manufacturer ID (0x0668, Bleb Technology s.r.l.).

Another possibility for the BLE-B is to transfer data to/from central BLE devices in connection mode.

The BLE-B can be configured in programming mode, where commands are received upon BLE connection, are executed and saved in BLE-B’s flash memory for execution after power-cycling.

Finally, the BLE-B’s firmware can be updated wirelessly via Over The Air Device Firmware Update (OTA-DFU).

Il BLE5-B è Il Mattoncino Di Base Delegato Alla Gestione Operativa Del Sistema E Delle Comunicazioni Tramite Bluetooth Low Energy BLE 5.0
Il BLE5-B è Il Mattoncino Di Base Delegato Alla Gestione Operativa Del Sistema E Delle Comunicazioni Tramite Bluetooth Low Energy BLE 5.0
BLE5-B
Il BLE5-B è Il Mattoncino Di Base Delegato Alla Gestione Operativa Del Sistema E Delle Comunicazioni Tramite Bluetooth Low Energy BLE 5.0
BLE5-B
Il BLE5-B è Il Mattoncino Di Base Delegato Alla Gestione Operativa Del Sistema E Delle Comunicazioni Tramite Bluetooth Low Energy BLE 5.0
BLE5-B

The BLE5-B is our Bluetooth® 5.0 and NFC communication Blebrick, equipped with an ARM® Cortex®-M4F 32-bit processor.

Bluetooth® 5.0 extends the communication range to hundreds of meters, allows a 2 Mbps transmission speed and increases the advertising payload size to 255 bytes.

The BLE5-B is equipped with:
Bluetooth® Low Energy (v5.0)
NFC Tag Emulation
Three-state button detecting short and long presses
RGB LED with configurable colour and brightness level, used also for status indication by blinking
I2C interface
Temperature sensor
Battery voltage sensor

Dimensions (Expert): 22.5 mm x 22.5 mm
Dimensions (Elite): 27 mm x 27 mm

2.4 GHz transceiver
-96 dBm sensitivity
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 500 kbps and 125 kbps supported data rates
TX power -20 dBm to +8 dBm in 4 dB steps
RSSI (1 dB resolution)

The BLE-B can operate both and simultaneously in advertising mode (default operating mode with minimum power consumption) and observing mode (scanning for advertising packets from other BLE devices).

The main advertising data are encoded and transmitted using a registered Manufacturer ID (0x0668, Bleb Technology s.r.l.).

A special case of the observing mode is the sentry mode: the BLE-B measures the RSSI from a specific BLE device allowing to estimate their mutual distance.

Another possibility for the BLE-B is to transfer data to/from central BLE devices in connection mode.

Additionally, the BLE-B can operate in Quuppa mode, emulating a Quuppa tag for enhanced RTLS applications.

The low power mode is intended for applications with small data throughput and ultra-low power consumption, therefore it is not recommended for enhanced demonstration experience.

The BLE-B can be configured in programming mode, where commands are received upon BLE connection, are executed and saved in BLE-B’s flash memory for execution after power-cycling.

Serial programming mode is identical to programming mode, with the only exception that commands are received through I2C.

Finally, the BLE-B’s firmware can be updated wirelessly via Over The Air Device Firmware Update.

Beacon Bluetooth® Low Energy (v5.0) è Configurabile Tramite App, Con Funzioni Avanzate E Periferiche Hardware
Beacon Bluetooth® Low Energy (v5.0) è Configurabile Tramite App, Con Funzioni Avanzate E Periferiche Hardware
BLE5-BEACON

Beacon Bluetooth® Low Energy (v5.0) can be configured with a simple app, with advanced functions and peripheral devices.

Whether it is a stand- alone device, it features all BLE5-B functions. Please note that it can’t be connected to other Blebricks. It has a lithium non-rechargeable battery (240 mAh) which is easily replaceable.

The BLE5-Beacon is equipped with:
Bluetooth® Low Energy (v5.0)
Two-state button detecting short and long presses
RGB LED with configurable colour and brightness level
Temperature sensor
Battery voltage sensor

Dimensions (Expert): 22.5 mm x 22.5 mm
Dimensions (Elite): 27 mm x 27 mm

96 dBm sensitivity
2 Mbps supported data rates
TX power up to 8 dBm
RSSI (1 dB resolution)
Supply voltage: 3V +/- 10%
Average power consumption without load @25°C, Power 0 dBm: 6µA
Operating temperature range: – 40 + 85°C

The BLE-B can operate both and simultaneously in advertising mode (default operating mode with minimum power consumption) and observing mode (scanning for advertising packets from other BLE devices).

The main advertising data are encoded and transmitted using a registered Manufacturer ID (0x0668, Bleb Technology s.r.l.).

Another possibility for the BLE-B is to transfer data to/from central BLE devices in connection mode.

The BLE-B can be configured in programming mode, where commands are received upon BLE connection, are executed and saved in BLE-B’s flash memory for execution after power-cycling.

Finally, the BLE-B’s firmware can be updated wirelessly via Over The Air Device Firmware Update (OTA-DFU).

Brickshouse
Brickshouse
Brickshouse

The Brickshouse Blebrick is a circular 9-positions mounting basis, allowing connections of multiple Blebricks on a horizontal platform. The Brickshouse comes already equipped with the BLE5-B (our Bluetooth®️ Low Energy 5.0 communication Blebrick),
and the RPS (our Li-Po / Li-Ion microUSB (Type B) battery charger).

Dimensions (Expert): 133 mm (diameter)

Indoor/outdoor temperature detection

Il Blebrick SFX è Un Modulo Di Comunicazione Che Supporta Sigfox LP-WAN (Low Power Wide Area Network)
Il Blebrick SFX è Un Modulo Di Comunicazione Che Supporta Sigfox LP-WAN (Low Power Wide Area Network)
SFX
Il Blebrick SFX è Un Modulo Di Comunicazione Che Supporta Sigfox LP-WAN (Low Power Wide Area Network)
SFX
Il Blebrick SFX è Un Modulo Di Comunicazione Che Supporta Sigfox LP-WAN (Low Power Wide Area Network)
SFX

The SFX Blebrick is a communication module supporting Sigfox LP-WAN (Low Power Wide Area Network), allowing real-time remote access to the data coming from local or surrounding Blebricks.

N.B. It is necessary to attach the provided antenna to the SFX Blebrick to allow communication

Sigfox is rolling out the first global IoT network to listen to billions of objects broadcasting data, without the need to establish and maintain network connections. Sigfox offers a software based communication solution, where all the network and computing complexity is managed in the cloud, rather than on the devices. All that together, it drastically reduces energy consumption and costs of connected devices.

Sigfox has designed its technology and network to meet the requirements of mass IoT applications; long device battery life-cycle, low device cost, low connectivity fee, high network capacity, and long range.

Highlights of Sigfox network are:

– High quality of service

A device is not attached to a specific base station. Its broadcasted messages are received by any base station in the range, which is 3 on average, and there is no need for message acknowledgement. Spatial diversity coupled with time and frequency diversity of radio frame repetitions lead to high quality of service of the Sigfox network.

– High resilience to interferences

Ultra Narrow Band intrinsic ruggedness coupled with spatial diversity of the base stations offer great anti-jamming capabilities. UNB is extremely robust in an environment with spread spectrum signals. UNB is the best choice to operate on the public ISM band.

– Very long range

Low bit rate and simple radio modulation enable a 163.3 dB budget link for long range communications.

– High energy efficiency

Sigfox radio protocol cuts the radio frame size down and no synchronization with the network is required. Combining a low power emission level and short emission duration (less than one minute per day) allows maximum autonomy to devices.

– High network capacity

The small footprint of UNB enables more simultaneous signals within the operation band, in addition Sigfox protocol cuts down the radio frames size. Those two features combined with the use of cognitive radio technology enables the Sigfox network to reach a very a high capacity. Sigfox payloads are small: an uplink message has up to 12-bytes payload and it takes an average of 2 s over the air to reach the base stations, while the payload allowance in downlink messages is 8 bytes. The regulation of ETSI limits the emission in the public band to 6 messages per hour.

Dimensioni (Expert): 22.5 mm x 38 mm
Dimensioni (Elite): 27 mm x 40 mm

Tx 868.130 MHz
Rx 869.525 MHz
Tx output power programmabile a step da 12.5 13.5 14.5 15.5 dBm
Tensione di alimentazione: 3V +/- 10%
Consumo medio di corrente in trasmissione: 20 mA
Range di temperatura operativo: – 40 + 85°C

The SFX Blebrick can forward data coming from local Blebricks to the Sigfox network at a configurable regular interval.

The SFX Blebrick does not have an embedded LED, but it influences the behaviour of the LED of the BLE-B it is attached to:
– When a Sigfox packet is being forwarded, the BLE-B’s LED blinks/breathes cyan
– When a Sigfox packet is successfully forwarded, the LED blinks green
– When a Sigfox packet forwarding fails, the LED blinks red

The SFX Blebrick can be used to forward data coming from local Blebricks (i.e. Blebricks attached to the same BLE-B the SFX is attached to) at a regular interval or on demand, but not only: by putting the BLE-B in scan mode, the SFX will act as a Sigfox gateway, forwarding occasional alarms coming from surrounding Blebricks to the Sigfox network.

Such feature allows to create a local Bluetooth sensors network with remote connectivity thanks to the Sigfox gateway.

Supply chain and logistics
Manufacturing
Domotic
Smart cities
Utilities and energy
Smart buildings
Retail
Smart agricolture
Insurance

When the SFX is connected to your BLE-B, it immediately starts forwarding data collected from the attached Blebricks to the Sigfox network every 10 minutes.

Quando il Blebrick SFX è connesso al tuo BLE-B, inizia immediatamente a trasmettere i dati raccolti – dagli altri Blebricks connessi – alla rete Sigfox ogni intervallo di 10 minuti

You can also forward the GPS location of your Blebricks by tapping over the pin icon, or a short text message by tapping on the message icon, writing the message and pushing “send”.

Quando il Blebrick SFX è connesso al tuo BLE-B, inizia immediatamente a trasmettere i dati raccolti – dagli altri Blebricks connessi – alla rete Sigfox ogni intervallo di 10 minuti

By tapping over the SFX icon, you will get access to the following two buttons:

Quando il Blebrick SFX è connesso al tuo BLE-B, inizia immediatamente a trasmettere i dati raccolti – dagli altri Blebricks connessi – alla rete Sigfox ogni intervallo di 10 minuti

The “Get device ID” button will ask the SFX to show its identification data (Device ID and PAC).

The “Activate Gateway” will put the BLE-B in scan mode to enable the SFX to act as a gateway collecting data from surrounding Blebricks and forwarding them to the Sigfox network.

The Blebrick ESP Is A Communication And Data Processing Brick That Integrates An ESP32 Module. It Can Be Used To Offer The Following Features: Wi-Fi Communication (with Smartconfig), Gateway BLE / Wi-Fi, Edge Computing (pre-processing), And Other Features Via Specific Shields (i.e. ESP-CAM, ESP-SD).
The Blebrick ESP Is A Communication And Data Processing Brick That Integrates An ESP32 Module. It Can Be Used To Offer The Following Features: Wi-Fi Communication (with Smartconfig), Gateway BLE / Wi-Fi, Edge Computing (pre-processing), And Other Features Via Specific Shields (i.e. ESP-CAM, ESP-SD).
ESP
Il Blebrick ESP è Un Mattoncino Di Comunicazione Ed Elaborazione Dati Che Integra Un Modulo ESP32
ESP
Il Blebrick ESP è Un Mattoncino Di Comunicazione Ed Elaborazione Dati Che Integra Un Modulo ESP32
ESP

The Blebrick ESP is a communication and data processing brick that integrates an ESP32 module. It can be used to offer the following features: Wi-Fi communication (with Smartconfig), Gateway BLE / Wi-Fi, Edge Computing (pre-processing), and other features via specific shields (i.e. ESP-CAM, ESP-SD).

The Blebrick ESP can forward the data collected by the local Blebricks to the Wi-Fi network, according to a configurable interval.

The user can set the data sending interval, the network credentials (name and password) and the broker’s address (the data is sent through the MQTT protocol) via SmartConfig.

Dimensions (Expert): 22.5 mm x 50.5 mm
Dimensions (Elite): 27 mm x 52.5

When the Blebrick ESP is connected to your BLE-B, the MakeApp shows the connection status to the Wi-Fi network and to the MQTT broker, and allows you to start the SmartConfig procedure.

Being a data processing Blebrick, the ESP can be programmed by the expert user who can benefit from additional features simply by connecting the following shields:

CAM: shield that integrates a 2 MP camera and a high intensity LED (flash)

SD: shield that integrates a support for microSD.

By programming the ESP Brick and the BLE-B with appropriate firmware, it is possible to create a BLE/Wi-Fi Gateway capable of forwarding the data of nearby BLE devices to a server and sending commands to them: this is how we have realized our compact Gateway BlebGW-ESP.

GW-ESP

Edge computing
Supply chains and logistics
Smart Manufacturing
Home automation
Smart city
Energy and utilities
Smart buildings
Retail
Smart agriculture
Insurance
Insurance

The ESP32 module integrated in the Blebrick ESP can be used with the supplied firmware, or it can be programmed through development environments such as Arduino IDE or ESP-IDF.

Dedicated libraries will soon be released to allow programming the device by interfacing even more easily with the BLE-B and all the other Blebricks.

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