BLEAdvertData Class

BLEAdvertData Class

Description
A class used for managing BLE advertising data.

Syntax
class BLEAdvertData

Members

Public Constructors
BLEAdvertData::BLEAdvertDataConstructs a BLEAdvertData object.
Public Methods 
BLEAdvertData::clearClear all advertising data.
BLEAdvertData::addDataAdd binary data to advertising data packet.
BLEAdvertData::addFlagsAdd flags to advertising data packet.
BLEAdvertData::addPartialServicesAdd partial list of service UUIDs to advertising data packet.
BLEAdvertData::addCompleteServicesAdd complete service UUIDs to advertising data packet.
BLEAdvertData::addAppearanceAdd device appearance to advertising data packet.
BLEAdvertData::addShortNameAdd shortened device name to advertising data packet.
BLEAdvertData::addCompleteNameAdd complete device name to advertising data packet.
BLEAdvertData::parseScanInfoParse advertising data packets received from a scan.
BLEAdvertData::hasFlagsCheck if received data includes advertising flags.
BLEAdvertData::hasUUIDCheck if received data includes service UUIDs.
BLEAdvertData::hasNameCheck if received data includes device name.
BLEAdvertData::hasManufacturerCheck if received data includes manufacturer data.
BLEAdvertData::getAdvTypeGet advertising type of received data.
BLEAdvertData::getAddrTypeGet Bluetooth address type of received data.
BLEAdvertData::getAddrGet Bluetooth address of received data.
BLEAdvertData::getRSSIGet received signal strength indicator (RSSI) of received data.
BLEAdvertData::getFlagsGet advertising flags of received data.
BLEAdvertData::getServiceCountGet the total number of advertised services in the received data.
BLEAdvertData::getServiceListGet a list of advertised service UUIDs in received data.
BLEAdvertData::getNameGet advertised device name in received data.
BLEAdvertData::getTxPowerGet the advertised transmission power from received data.
BLEAdvertData::getAppearanceGet advertised device appearance in received data.
BLEAdvertData::getManufacturerGet advertised manufacturer in received data.
BLEAdvertData::getManufacturerDataLengthGet length of manufacturer data in received data.
BLEAdvertData::getManufacturerDataGet advertised manufacturer data in received data.

BLEAdvertData::BLEAdvertData

Description
Constructs a BLEAdvertData object.

Syntax
BLEAdvertData(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
NA

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
This class is used for managing BLE advertising data for two primary uses. First is to assemble advertising data for broadcasting as advertising packets. Second is to process and split up the advertising data received from a scan into separate types.
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::clear

Description
Clear all advertising data.

Syntax
void clear(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
NA

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::addData

Description
Add binary data to advertising data packet.

Syntax
void addData(const uint8_t* data, uint8_t size);

Parameters
data: pointer to array containing desired advertising data
size: number of bytes in the array.

Returns
NA

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
This function is provided for flexibility in adding BLE advertising data. Other functions should be used for adding advertising data, if possible, as this function does not perform any checks on the validity of the data.
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::addFlags

Description
Add flags to advertising data packet.

Syntax
uint8_t addFlags(uint8_t flags);

Parameters
flags: desired flags to add to advertising data. Default value: (GAP_ADTYPE_FLAGS_LIMITED | GAP_ADTYPE_FLAGS_BREDR_NOT_SUPPORTED)
Valid values:
– GAP_ADTYPE_FLAGS_LIMITED: LE Limited Discoverable Mode.
– GAP_ADTYPE_FLAGS_GENERAL: LE General Discoverable Mode.
– GAP_ADTYPE_FLAGS_BREDR_NOT_SUPPORTED: BR/EDR Not Supported.
– GAP_ADTYPE_FLAGS_SIMULTANEOUS_LE_BREDR_CONTROLLER: Simultaneous LE and BR/EDR Controller Supported.
– GAP_ADTYPE_FLAGS_SIMULTANEOUS_LE_BREDR_HOST: Simultaneous LE and BR/EDR Host Supported.

Returns
This function returns the current total size of advertising data.

Example Code
Example: BLEBatteryService
(https://github.com/ambiot/ambd_arduino/blob/dev/Arduino_package/hardware/libraries/BLE/examples/BLEBatteryService/BLEBatteryService.ino)

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::addPartialServices

Description
Add partial list of service UUIDs to advertising data packet.

Syntax
uint8_t addPartialServices(BLEUUID uuid);

Parameters
uuid: the desired UUID contained in BLEUUID class object.

Returns
This function returns the current total size of the advertising data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::addCompleteServices

Description
Add complete list of service UUIDs to advertising data packet.

Syntax
uint8_t addCompleteServices(BLEUUID uuid);
uint8_t addCompleteServices(uint8_t uuidBitLength);

Parameters
uuid: the desired UUID contained in BLEUUID class object.
uuidBitLength: UUID bit length for which a blank entry is to be added. Valid values: 16, 32, 128.

Returns
This function returns the current total size of the advertising data.

Example Code
Example: BLEBatteryService
(https://github.com/ambiot/ambd_arduino/blob/dev/Arduino_package/hardware/libraries/BLE/examples/BLEBatteryService/BLEBatteryService.ino)

Notes and Warnings
uuidBitLength is used when a blank entry in the advertisement data is required to be present. It is to indicate that no services with UUIDs of a certain length are available.
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::addAppearance

Description
Add device appearance to advertising data.

Syntax
uint8_t addAppearance(uint16_t appearance);

Parameters
appearance: the desired device appearance.

Returns
This function returns the current total size of the advertising data.

Example Code
Example: BLEHIDGamepad
(https://github.com/ambiot/ambd_arduino/blob/dev/Arduino_package/hardware/libraries/BLE/examples/BLEHIDGamepad/BLEHIDGamepad.ino)

Notes and Warnings
Refer to “gap_le_types.h” or Bluetooth specifications for a full list of device appearance values.
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::addShortName

Description
Add shortened device name to advertising data packet.

Syntax
uint8_t addShortName(const char* str);

Parameters
str: character string containing desired short device name.

Returns
This function returns the current total size of the advertising data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::addCompleteName

Description
Add complete device name to advertising data packet.

Syntax
uint8_t addCompleteName(const char* str);

Parameters
str: character string containing desired device name.

Returns
This function returns the current total size of the advertising data.

Example Code
Example: BLEBatteryService
(https://github.com/ambiot/ambd_arduino/blob/dev/Arduino_package/hardware/libraries/BLE/examples/BLEBatteryService/BLEBatteryService.ino)

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::parseScanInfo

Description
Parse advertising data packets received from a scan.

Syntax
void parseScanInfo(T_LE_CB_DATA *p_data);

Parameters
p_data: pointer to advertising data received from a Bluetooth scan.

Returns
NA

Example Code
Example: BLEBatteryClient
(https://github.com/ambiot/ambd_arduino/blob/dev/Arduino_package/hardware/libraries/BLE/examples/BLEBatteryClient/BLEBatteryClient.ino)

Notes and Warnings
The information of the received data from advertising data can be accessed using the member functions starting with “has” and “get”.
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::hasFlags

Description
Check if received data includes advertising flags.

Syntax
bool hasFlags(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns true if flags are present in received advertising data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::hasUUID

Description
Check if received data includes service UUIDs.

Syntax
bool hasUUID(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns true if service UUIDs are present in received advertising data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::hasName

Description
Check if received data includes device name.

Syntax
bool hasName(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns true if device name is present in received advertising data.

Example Code
Example: BLEBatteryClient
(https://github.com/ambiot/ambd_arduino/blob/dev/Arduino_package/hardware/libraries/BLE/examples/BLEBatteryClient/BLEBatteryClient.ino)

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::hasManufacturer

Description
Check if received data includes manufacturer data.

Syntax
bool hasManufacturer(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns true if manufacturer data is present in the received advertising data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getAdvType

Description
Get advertising type of received data.

Syntax
T_GAP_ADV_EVT_TYPE getAdvType(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns the advertising type of received advertising data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
Possible types:
– GAP_ADV_EVT_TYPE_UNDIRECTED
– GAP_ADV_EVT_TYPE_DIRECTED
– GAP_ADV_EVT_TYPE_SCANNABLE
– GAP_ADV_EVT_TYPE_NON_CONNECTABEL
– GAP_ADV_EVT_TYPE_SCAN_RSP
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getAddrType

Description
Get Bluetooth address type of received data.

Syntax
T_GAP_REMOTE_ADDR_TYPE getAddrType(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns the Bluetooth address type of received data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
Possible types:
– GAP_REMOTE_ADDR_LE_PUBLIC
– GAP_REMOTE_ADDR_LE_RANDOM
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getRSSI

Description
Get received signal strength indicator (RSSI) of received data.

Syntax
Int8_t getRSSI(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns the received signal strength.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getFlags

Description
Get advertising flags of received data.

Syntax
uint8_t getFlags(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns a single byte containing the advertising flags found in received advertising data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getServiceCount

Description
Get the total number of advertised services in the received data.

Syntax
uint8_t getServiceCount(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns the number of advertised service UUIDs in received data.

Example Code
Example: BLEBatteryClient
(https://github.com/ambiot/ambd_arduino/blob/dev/Arduino_package/hardware/libraries/BLE/examples/BLEBatteryClient/BLEBatteryClient.ino)

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getServiceList

Description
Get a list of advertised service UUIDs in received data.

Syntax
BLEUUID* getServiceList(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns a pointer to a BLEUUID array containing all advertised service UUIDs.

Example Code
Example: BLEBatteryClient
(https://github.com/ambiot/ambd_arduino/blob/dev/Arduino_package/hardware/libraries/BLE/examples/BLEBatteryClient/BLEBatteryClient.ino)

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getName

Description
Get advertised device name in received data.

Syntax
String getName(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns advertised device name contained in a String class object.

Example Code
Example: BLEBatteryClient
(https://github.com/ambiot/ambd_arduino/blob/dev/Arduino_package/hardware/libraries/BLE/examples/BLEBatteryClient/BLEBatteryClient.ino)

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getTxPower

Description
Get the advertised transmission power of the received data.

Syntax
int8_t getTxPower(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns advertised transmission power of the received data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getAppearance

Description
Get advertised device appearance in received data.

Syntax
uint16_t getAppearance(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns advertised device appearance of the received data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
Refer to “gap_le_types.h” or Bluetooth specifications for full list of device appearance values.
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getManufacturer

Description
Get advertised manufacturer in received data.

Syntax
uint16_t getManufacturer(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns advertised manufacturer of the received data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
Refer to Bluetooth specifications for full list of manufacturer codes. “BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getManufacturerDataLength

Description
Get length of manufacturer data in received data.

Syntax
uint8_t getManufacturerDataLength(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns the number of bytes of manufacturer data present in received advertising data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

BLEAdvertData::getManufacturerData

Description
Get manufacturer data in received data.

Syntax
uint8_t* getManufacturerData(void);

Parameters
NA

Returns
This function returns a pointer to an array containing manufacturer data.

Example Code
NA

Notes and Warnings
“BLEAdvertData.h” must be included to use the class function.

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