What is the best technology solution for mobile Bluetooth(Smart)-WiFi bridge

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Here is a comprehensive list of hardware available solutions:

BLE PAN
BeagleBone + WiFi-BLE: Page on boardzoo.com $49.99, requires a plastic enclosure, for comparison: BeagleBoard $55 Texas Instruments BeagleBone with SensorTag

Bluetooth mesh network
Internet of Things $49
Zuli Smartplug $55

BLE-WiFi bridge
What’s BluFi? The Bluetooth-to-WiFi Sensor – BluVision $89

WiFi BLE SoC
WL1271-TIWI-BLE | Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 (no longer supported by TI, still supported by LSR)
802.11 b/g/n WLAN Module $22.50

TI WiFi BLE combos:
WiLink Combo Solutions – Overview – TI.com
WiLink $39.72
CC3000($34.95) + CC2650

mBeacon: there is no price or any indication that actually an existing product, looks like 3D rendering
Beacon Hub – Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon to Wi-Fi Gateway Solution

TI 3200 launchpad: SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 LaunchPad $30 (SimpleLink Wi-Fi Starter software)

McGateway
McThings: Tiny Wireless Bluetooth Sensors and Controlers $99
mcGateway – (Pre-order Only) – mcThings $80

Waspmote:
Bluetooth Low Energy to Connect Sensors with Smartphones and Tablets
Waspmote Starter Kit | M2M Connectivity $330 AUD (=$260)

CB-OLS BLE WLAN radio
cB OWL355 Multi-radio module
PRESS RELEASE: connectBlue® Announces Multiradio Module for Internet of Things

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