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BlueTooth V4.0 dongle for RPi

Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:08 am


I'm Ulrich starting sensor network project using RPi, I need BT LE dongle for my application and plan to buy LM506 device.
Does anyone can confirm (or not) that LM506 BT V4.0 nano USB dongle using BCM20702 is working with Raspberry Pi?
Thanks for your support

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Re: BlueTooth V4.0 dongle for RPi

Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:16 pm

This is the most recent list: http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Bluetooth_adapters
Searching is easy, most questions have been asked before !

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Re: BlueTooth V4.0 dongle for RPi

Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:22 am

Did you have any luck with this? Looking at ordering an LM506 myself.

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Re: BlueTooth V4.0 dongle for RPi

Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:48 am

LM506 is ok for me, compatible with Bluez -I've used it to connect my PS3 controller for Retropie and it works very well
I've checked before on the eLinux.org list but it looks far from complete since I've found other devices which are compatible as well (you need to check if bluez or linux is supported on the vendor manual)

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Re: BlueTooth V4.0 dongle for RPi

Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:37 pm

Is anyone else successfully using the LM506? In raspbian, and/or ubuntu? TIA!

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Re: BlueTooth V4.0 dongle for RPi

Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:32 am

I do have the LM506 and it is working well.

http://canada.newark.com/lm-technologie ... dp/43W5998

I'am able to connect to my wife fitbit force which is bluetooth LE.

Puisque c'est un forum Français , je traduis

J'ai le périphérique USB LM506 et il fonctionne très bien. Je suis capable de me connecter avec le fitbit force de ma femme qui est bluetooth LE seulement.

La seule chose de bizarre c'est qu'il est reconnu comme un périphérique Broadcom

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[email protected] ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0a5c:21e8 Broadcom Corp. 

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[email protected] ~ $ hciconfig -a
hci0:	Type: BR/EDR  Bus: USB
	BD Address: 00:02:72:C9:1B:43  ACL MTU: 1021:8  SCO MTU: 64:1
	RX bytes:1936 acl:0 sco:0 events:69 errors:0
	TX bytes:1286 acl:0 sco:0 commands:67 errors:0
	Features: 0xbf 0xfe 0xcf 0xfe 0xdb 0xff 0x7b 0x87
	Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3 
	Link policy: RSWITCH SNIFF 
	Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT 
	Name: 'WebPi-0'
	Class: 0x420100
	Service Classes: Networking, Telephony
	Device Class: Computer, Uncategorized
	HCI Version: 4.0 (0x6)  Revision: 0x1000
	LMP Version: 4.0 (0x6)  Subversion: 0x220e
	Manufacturer: Broadcom Corporation (15)

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Re: BlueTooth V4.0 dongle for RPi

Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:45 am

Hi, I also considering this LM506 and my specific requirement is to be able to use this dongle on something like Raspi Zero, and able to have GATT profile to talk to Android phone, at the same time playing music using A2DP to a bluetooth headset. Can anyone kindly give pointer if that is possible and perhaps a project having similar requirement.

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