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Raspberry Pi Pico W Gains Official Bluetooth Support

Rumors of official Bluetooth support for the $6 Raspberry Pi Pico W have been running since early 2023. Developers who prefer C/C++ received support in February. through a blog post today From Raspberry Pi LTD CEO Eben Upton, MicroPython developers can now create Bluetooth projects using their favorite microcontroller thanks to the latest MicroPython build.

The Raspberry Pi Pico W’s wireless chip, the Infineon CYW43439, provides both 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.2 via a 3-pin SPI bus between itself and the RP2040 SoC. The latest MicroPython update supports Bluetooth Classic (ACL/SSO is not yet supported), BLE Central and Peripheral roles. Bluetooth Classic and BLE can be enabled independently. Or at the same time.

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