ANT+ Between MSP430 and Android
„Smartphones are equipped with dizzying array of wireless communication capabilities. Some of these features just go totally unnoticed. One such wireless communication protocol is called ANT+. A friend of mine wanted to make a working prototype of an idea he had using ANT+ technology. While there are other mcu’s (read atmega/arduino) already had some libraries and code written for communicating against ANT+, it wasn’t enough for me.
- Most of the existing code only worked as a slave, where it just tried to receive data sent by Garmin Heart Strap.
- This slave implementation was only on either arduino or PC (python and C)
What I was more interested in was to leverage the ANT+ radio to not just receive data, but also send data. I wanted the mcu to interact with the world and use ANT+ to transmit data to my cellphone, for example.“