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Simblee Libraries / Re: Simblee Library v1.1.3 has now been released
« on: July 11, 2017, 07:08:14 AM »
Hi rtvoorhees,

I would try uninstalling and reinstalling the Arduino IDE and be sure to store the Arduino packages in a different folder than your Dropbox folder.



Hi iDeveloper,

The name of the device is coded in the sketch, and defaults to "RFduino". If you want to be able to change that from the application, you'll need to connect to the RFduino, send a message which would be recieved in the RFduinoBLE_onReceive() in the sketch telling it to change it's deviceName. Once the deviceName has been changed in the sketch, you'll need to restart RFduinoBLE and restart it before the iOS app would see a different name in the advertisementData.



Simblee For Mobile / Re: Simblee with Android 7.0 failing
« on: July 10, 2017, 12:29:57 PM »
Hello everyone,

There has been a new version of Simblee for Mobile released that fixes issues found in Android 7.0 devices. Please test it out and feel free to reach out to us if you have any issues.



Simblee Libraries / Re: Simblee Library v1.1.3 has now been released
« on: June 08, 2017, 11:50:27 AM »
Hi rtvoorhees,

Can you please direct me to a specific example sketch that doesn't work, and also post the full error message here? I have just compiled all of the sensor example sketches without issue on my side.



Support / Re: Simblee GZLL performs worse than RFduino GZLL?
« on: April 10, 2017, 05:11:07 AM »
Hi mjkuwp94,

Thanks for posting this, we'll take a look at the new data. Try something for me please, add SimbleeCOM.mode = LOW_LATENCY; in your setup() before you start SimbleeCOM, and let me know what you get for packet timings.

Support / Re: Simblee GZLL performs worse than RFduino GZLL
« on: April 07, 2017, 04:59:39 AM »
Engineering has taken a look at the sketch and we have a few questions:

1. How far apart are the two Simblee's? How far apart are the two RFduinos?
2. According to your results, the Simblee communication is much more stable than the RFduino in terms of jitter. What happens if you increase the packet timing? Every 10ms? 20ms? Does everything come across ok on both devices?
3. What is the cutoff timing that you're seeing? You said the RFduino seems to be able to do 3ms, do you have an excel sheet with results for that timing? How about on the Simblee?

SimbleeCOM is a highly-optimized protocol for sending data between many, many devices on a Simblee network. You could easily broadcast information with 3ms packet latency and 10us jitter to over 100 nodes, or more!

I see that you already have SimbleeCOM functionality built in to your sketch, have you tried this same demo using SimbleeCOM?

You said that you didn't want to go down that rabbit hole, but I highly recommend that you take a look. We would be happy to help in any way we can! There are videos on our YouTube channel (, and in this forum, along with code that shows how to utilize SimbleeCOM, and we have many knowledgable users that I'm sure would be willing to chime in as well!

Again, I'm sorry for the delay in response, I look forward to hearing back from you!

Support / Re: Simblee GZLL performs worse than RFduino GZLL
« on: April 07, 2017, 04:38:24 AM »
Hi mjkuwp94,

I apologize for the delay in response. Our Engineering team is taking a look at your example code (thanks!).

Hi tolson,

At the moment, SFM doesn't support pulling sensor data from the device, but it is something that we've been asked about, and are looking into support for this feature.

Simblee For Mobile / Re: Simblee with Android 7.0 failing
« on: March 28, 2017, 04:38:56 AM »
Hey everyone,

Thanks for your patience as we push a new release. As you have found, building a release that supports every device can be challenging. We currently have a new release in beta, and are working on fixing any bugs that appear. We could use the help of the community to test this on different devices with their own edge cases so that we can quickly and accurately squash bugs.

Please continue posting on the forum or send us an email if you find any behavior that seems "off". We'd be happy to take a look at it.

Again, thank you for your patience as we work through the Android update to bring you a quality, stable, and tested product!


Hi Wayne,

You can use an unlimited number of devices with SimbleeCOM. Here's a sample sketch that you could load on one of your devices to speak with the host when a button is pushed:

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uint8_t buttonA = 5;
char node = 'A';

void setup() {
  pinMode(buttonA, INPUT);
  SimbleeCOM.mode = LOW_LATENCY;

void loop() {
  if (digitalRead(buttonA)) {
    SimbleeCOM.send(node, 1);

NOTE: This is an extremely simple sketch to simply show you the basics of using SimbleeCOM. Please also check out the SimbleeCOM examples in the Simblee package.

Getting Started / Re: RFDuino ULP comsumption
« on: March 23, 2017, 10:59:45 AM »
Hi ben,

Can you please attach a schematic?

Support / Re: Simblee GZLL performs worse than RFduino GZLL
« on: March 22, 2017, 08:07:22 AM »
Hi mjkuwp94,

Thanks for your interest in Simblee!

To help you further, can you post a copy of your sketch or send it to us at:

We'd be happy to take a look and help you out!

Hi Wayne,

Simblee is perfectly suited for this application! Simblee's Ultra-Low Power mode enables you to run for years on a single coin cell battery!

For this application, you could easily put the Simblee in ULP mode, and wait for a button press. The Simblee would then wake, send a packet via our low-latency ultra-fast SimbleeCOM protocol, and go back to sleep.

This application could easily run in the field for years!

Do you have any specific questions about how to implement this?

Videos/Guides/Tutorials / Simblee for Mobile and SimbleeCOM - Dual Mode
« on: January 12, 2017, 05:53:29 AM »
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BLE and Low Level Development / Re: Simblee soft device Nordic SDK
« on: November 18, 2016, 06:37:16 AM »
The Simblee uses the S110 stack.

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