brilliantdonkey
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BT 4.0 + WiFi combo USB dongle?

Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:32 pm

Hello all,

Does anyone know of any Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi combo USB adapters? I've seen quite a few BT 3.0 + WiFi combo dongles, but not BT 4.0, and I want to use BT 4.0 Low Energy peripherals (like the TI SensorTag) with the RPi.

My reason for not just using two separate USB adapters is that the combo chipsets have improved radio coexistence algorithms to support operating Bluetooth and WiFi on a single 2.4 Ghz antenna, whereas having two separate 2.4 Ghz radios right next to each other would probably cause interference and degrade performance quite a bit, and my application is space-constrained enough that I can't use external antennas or USB extension cables.

Thanks!

dpamio
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Re: BT 4.0 + WiFi combo USB dongle?

Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:14 pm

I'm also interested.

bmstrong
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Re: BT 4.0 + WiFi combo USB dongle?

Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:13 pm

Count me in as well. The Pi is perfect for LE. It would also be nice to see 2.4/5 on the WiFi side.

bmstrong
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Re: BT 4.0 + WiFi combo USB dongle?

Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:45 pm

This is my ideal product:

Bluetooth 4.0 USB Module (v2.1 Back-Compatible):
http://www.adafruit.com/products/1327

Married to:

USB WiFi (802.11b/g/n) Module with Antenna for Raspberry Pi
http://www.adafruit.com/products/1030

but nothing exists like this yet?

maximveksler
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Re: BT 4.0 + WiFi combo USB dongle?

Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:29 pm

Same question, half a year since this has been posted.
Any news on this?

I’m looking for a WiFi & Bluetooth 4 Low Energy usb dongle for my Pi.

plus, I’ve seen people mentioned a wiki where a compatibility list of hardware exists. Where is it?

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Re: BT 4.0 + WiFi combo USB dongle?

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bmstrong
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Re: BT 4.0 + WiFi combo USB dongle?

Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:32 pm

Incredibly disappointed well!!

I thought by now we would have a perfect combo unit to plug into one USB. Why can't that market see that something like this would sell incredibly well?

camillo777
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Re: BT 4.0 + WiFi combo USB dongle?

Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:13 pm

+1 for me!
This would allow to use a RPi model A (1 USB port).
camillo

lostcitizen
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Re: BT 4.0 + WiFi combo USB dongle?

Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:42 am

bmstrong wrote:This is my ideal product:

Bluetooth 4.0 USB Module (v2.1 Back-Compatible):
http://www.adafruit.com/products/1327

Married to:

USB WiFi (802.11b/g/n) Module with Antenna for Raspberry Pi
http://www.adafruit.com/products/1030

but nothing exists like this yet?
Im also interested in such device.

frafrichile
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Re: BT 4.0 + WiFi combo USB dongle?

Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:23 am

I am interested as well.

I recently purchased the one mentioned above for 10 to test it.

:)

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