What is smartBASIC?
Our smartBASIC language is the product of years of work and familiarity developing wireless applications. Inspired by the BASIC programming language, it’s optimized for low-cost embedded systems with limited memory by being highly efficient in terms of memory usage. We developed smartBASIC in order to make Bluetooth Low Energy development quicker and simpler, vastly cutting down time to market.
It’s built with automated, hostless applications in mind. With autorun operation that runs the loaded smartBASIC application automatically when powered on, our wireless modules can run completely hostless and independent of a co-processor, with event-driven architecture that is well suited to low-power, autonomous wireless applications.
Using smartBASIC makes it incredibly easy to quickly start running Bluetooth applications on our modules and development kits. They’re provided with prebuilt sample applications for use cases such as LED and Buzzer tests, temperature sensors, heart rate and blood pressure check, virtual serial port, and more. We even provide an AT command set application that makes it possible to easily develop wireless applications with the ease of the classic and familiar Hayes AT command set.
smartBASIC is available for our BT900, BT800, BL652, BL653 and BL653µ, BL654 and BL654PA Bluetooth low energy modules, as well as our Pinnacle 100 LTE-M and NB-IoT modem with Bluetooth 5 and our Sentrius™ RM1xx LoRaWAN + BLE Module.
Learn more at https://www.lairdconnect.com/smartbasic-for-ble.
How Can I Get Syntax Highlighting for smartBASIC in Visual Studio Code?
Laird Connectivity provides this language extension freely on our Github account. The repository for this extension can be found here:
Instructions are provided at the link above. However, installation is quite simple.
- Place the full folder cloned or downloaded from this repository in the VS Code extensions folder at:
- Windows: %USERPROFILE%\.vscode\extensions
- MaxOS/Linux: ~/.vscode/extensions
Might require a restart of VS Code.