The QE for BLE is a dedicated tool for developing embedded software in systems which support the Bluetooth® Low Energy protocol stack. This tool makes it easy to test the communications features of Bluetooth Low Energy of Renesas MCU, thus reducing development periods up to products being placed on the market.

This product is a plug-in which extends the Renesas IDE "e² studio". You can download and utilize it free of charge.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Renesas Electronics is under license.

Topics

New release: QE for BLE[RX]V1.1.0.
This tool supports settings for advertising, which is one of the features of BLE. You can specify details such as the timing and frequency of advertisement scan communications.
Learn more:[Upgrade to revision] Solution Toolkit QE for BLE[RX] V1.1.0: Development Assistance Tool for Bluetooth® Low Energy (PDF | English, 日本語)

 

Features

  • You can try communications based on Bluetooth with a scripting feature for calling API commands for the Bluetooth® Low Energy protocol stack.
  • Log communications between Bluetooth devices.
  • Sample scripts for connection to smartphones
  • You can test your rough ideas, even though your original hardware is not yet ready.
  • Learn More

new_releasesRelease Information

Product Name Latest Ver. Released Target Device(Note1) Details Download(Note2) Operating Environment
QE for BLE[RA,RE](Note3) V1.2.0 Mar 25, 2021 RA Family See Tool News Download Operating Environment
RE Family
QE for BLE[RX] V1.1.0 Jul 20, 2021 RX Family See Tool News Download
QE for BLE V1.0.0 Mar 22, 2016 RL78 Family See Tool News Download

Notes

  1. For detailed support devices, refer to "Target Devices" below.
  2. Installing this Product >>
  3. The combination of QE for BLE[RA,RE] V1.2.0 and QE for BLE[RA,RE] Utility V1.2.0 may cause build errors. Update QE for BLE[RA,RE] Utility to the latest V1.2.1 to avoid the problem.
    Updating QE for BLE[RA,RE] Utility>>

devicesTarget Devices

descriptionDocumentation

Title language Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual: Basics Rev.1.19 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 1.82 MB
- Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual Rev.1.18 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 6.80 MB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack User's Manual Rev.1.22 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 2.37 MB
QE for Bluetooth Smart V1.0.0 [technical preview version] release documentation Rev.1.00 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 77 KB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual: PASP Rev.1.01 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 644 KB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual: ANP Rev.1.02 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 746 KB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual: CPP Rev.1.02 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 743 KB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual: CSCP Rev.1.02 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 661 KB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual: GLP Rev.1.00 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 679 KB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual: LNP Rev.1.02 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 789 KB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual: RSCP Rev.1.00 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 666 KB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual: TIP Rev.1.00 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 711 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
RX23W Group Bluetooth Low Energy Profile Developer's Guide Rev.1.10 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.69 MB
QE for BLE[RA,RE] Sample Projects and Dedicated Programs for the R_BLE Scripts
Related Files: Sample Code
日本語 Application Note PDF 2.33 MB
RX23W Group BLE QE Utility Module Firmware Integration Technology
Related Files: Sample Code
日本語 Application Note PDF 246 KB
RA4W1 Group Bluetooth LE Profile API Document User's Manual (R11UM0154EJ0100)
Related Files: Other
日本語 Application Note PDF 314 KB
RX Family QE for BLE[RX] R_BLE Script sample and dedicated program Application Notes
Related Files: Sample Code
日本語 Application Note PDF 1.25 MB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack Quick Start Guide Rev.1.40 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.75 MB
Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RenesasBLE(For Android) Application Rev.1.02 日本語 Application Note PDF 725 KB
- Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RenesasBLE(For Android) Application Rev.1.02 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 22.66 MB
Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RenesasBLE(For iOS) Application Rev.1.02 日本語 Application Note PDF 904 KB
- Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RenesasBLE(For iOS) Application Rev.1.02 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 3.93 MB
Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RL78/G1D applications to communicate with RenesasBLE Rev.2.00 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.18 MB
- Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RL78/G1D applications to communicate with RenesasBLE Rev.2.00 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 1.53 MB
QE for BLE: A Dedicated Tool for Bluetooth® low energy. Usage Guide Rev.1.00 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.24 MB
- QE for BLE: A Dedicated Tool for Bluetooth® low energy. Usage Guide Rev.1.00 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 1.87 MB
Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack rBLE Command Specification Rev.1.18 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.66 MB
QE for Bluetooth® Smart Sample Script for the RenesasBLE Rev.1.00 日本語 Application Note PDF 305 KB
- QE for Bluetooth® Smart Sample Script for the RenesasBLE Rev.1.00 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 295 KB
Tool News
[Upgrade to revision] Solution Toolkit QE for BLE[RX] V1.1.0: Development Assistance Tool for Bluetooth® Low Energy 日本語 Tool News - Release PDF 203 KB
[Upgrade to revision] Solution Toolkit QE for BLE[RA,RE]V1.2.0: Development Assistance Tool for Bluetooth® Low Energy 日本語 Tool News - Release PDF 157 KB
[Upgrade to revision] Solution Toolkit QE for BLE[RA] V1.1.0: Development Assistance Tool for Bluetooth® Low Energy 日本語 Tool News - Release PDF 105 KB
[Released on the Web] Solution Toolkit QE for BLE[RA] V1.0.0: Development Assistance Tool for Bluetooth® Low Energy 日本語 Tool News - Release PDF 487 KB
[Released on the Web] Solution Toolkit QE for BLE[RX] V1.0.0: Development Assistance Tool for Bluetooth® Low Energy 日本語 Tool News - Release PDF 716 KB
[Notification] RL78/G1D Solutions and Development Tools for Embedded Devices Incorporating Near-Field Wireless Communications 日本語 Tool News - Featured Tool PDF 155 KB
Solution Toolkit: Release of Technical Preview Edition as V1.0.0 of QE for Bluetooth Smart QE - A Dedicated Tool for Developing Bluetooth Smart Applications 日本語 Tool News - Release PDF 413 KB
Other
QE for BLE[RX] V1.1.0 Release Note 日本語 Release Note PDF 215 KB
QE for BLE[RA,RE] V1.2.0 Release Note 日本語 Release Note PDF 168 KB
QE for BLE [RA] V1.1.0 Release Note 日本語 Release Note PDF 141 KB
RA4W1 Group Bluetooth LE Profile API Document User's Manual
Related Files: Application Note
日本語 Other ZIP 6.08 MB
QE for BLE[RA] V1.0.0 Release Note 日本語 Release Note PDF 131 KB
QE for BLE[RX] V1.0.0 Release Note 日本語 Release Note PDF 77 KB

file_downloadDownloads

Title language Type Format File Size Date
Software
QE for BLE[RX] V1.1.0 : A Dedicated Tool for Bluetooth® low energy. 日本語 Software & Tools - Software ZIP 5.21 MB
QE for BLE[RA,RE] V1.2.0 : A Dedicated Tool for Bluetooth® low energy. 日本語 Software & Tools - Other ZIP 10.00 MB
[technical preview version]QE for BLE V1.0.0 日本語 Software & Tools - Other ZIP 658 KB
Upgrades
e² studio 2021-07 installer for Windows 日本語 Upgrade - IDE ZIP 1,836.21 MB
e² studio 2020-10 Linux Host 日本語 Upgrade - IDE ZIP 570.25 MB
e² studio 2020-10 installer for Windows 日本語 Upgrade - IDE ZIP 1,616.95 MB
e² studio 2020-04 installer (Offline installer) 日本語 Upgrade - IDE ZIP 1,264.29 MB
Sample Code
QE for BLE[RA,RE] Sample Projects and Dedicated Programs for the R_BLE Scripts Rev.1.01 - Sample Code
Related Files: Application Note
日本語 Sample Code ZIP 6.12 MB
RX23W Group BLE QE Utility Module Firmware Integration Technology Rev.1.10 - Sample Code
Related Files: Application Note
Sample Code ZIP 15.15 MB
RX Family QE for BLE[RX] R_BLE Script sample and dedicated program Application Notes Rev.1.00 - Sample Code
Related Files: Application Note
日本語 Sample Code ZIP 1.46 MB
Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RenesasBLE(For Android) Application Rev.1.02 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 22.66 MB
- Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RenesasBLE(For Android) Application Rev.1.02 日本語 Application Note PDF 725 KB
Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RenesasBLE(For iOS) Application Rev.1.02 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 3.93 MB
- Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RenesasBLE(For iOS) Application Rev.1.02 日本語 Application Note PDF 904 KB
Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RL78/G1D applications to communicate with RenesasBLE Rev.2.00 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 1.53 MB
- Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack RL78/G1D applications to communicate with RenesasBLE Rev.2.00 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.18 MB
QE for BLE: A Dedicated Tool for Bluetooth® low energy. Usage Guide Rev.1.00 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 1.87 MB
- QE for BLE: A Dedicated Tool for Bluetooth® low energy. Usage Guide Rev.1.00 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.24 MB
Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual Rev.1.18 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 6.80 MB
- Bluetooth Low Energy Protocol Stack API Reference Manual: Basics Rev.1.19 日本語 Manual - Development Tools PDF 1.82 MB
QE for Bluetooth® Smart Sample Script for the RenesasBLE Rev.1.00 - Sample Code 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 295 KB
- QE for Bluetooth® Smart Sample Script for the RenesasBLE Rev.1.00 日本語 Application Note PDF 305 KB

Easy Testing of Communications via the Bluetooth Specification

You can try communications based on Bluetooth with a scripting feature for calling API commands for the Bluetooth® Low Energy protocol stack, and log communications between Bluetooth devices.

With these features, you can soon start testing Bluetooth operations, leaving you to concentrate on understanding or studying the basic features of communications, without having to create a complicated embedded program requiring initial settings for an MCU and so on.

We will be providing users with sample scripts for connection to smartphones in each of the various profiles (communications protocols defined by Bluetooth). (Note1)

Note

  1. The supported functions differ depending on the QE for BLE for each MCU family.
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QE for BLE (RX)

Note: Some functions are supported by QE for BLE[RX] only.

Limitless Usages and Combinations

Since Bluetooth communications can be controlled by a PC (QE for BLE runs under the e² studio) instead of special hardware, you can test your rough ideas (e.g., for operation with a Heart Rate Profile (HRP) device) by using the scripting feature to verify its operation, even though your original hardware is not yet ready.

While developing applications for smartphones, you can check the various settings of the target devices by using a PC with the scripting feature of the QE as a pseudo other party.

Supported Library

Devices Middleware
RA4W1 Flexible Software Package (FSP)
RE01B Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack for RE family
RX23W Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack for RX family
RL78/G1D Bluetooth® Low Energy Protocol Stack for RL78 family