nRF5 SDK for Mesh
The light switch example is meant to showcase the APIs for the provisioner and provisionee roles and how a simple Bluetooth Mesh network may be set up and configured. The network consists of one static provisioner (that configures a network in a fixed predefined way), one light switch (that implements a Generic OnOff client), and one or more light bulbs (that implement Generic OnOff servers).
The server uses the following set of APIs:
The initialization module implements the behavior of a provisionee device. It handles the interface with the provisioning stack, setting up the configuration server, and restoring the device state from flash.
The main application (
examples/light_switch/server/src/main.c) implements the following functionality:
provisioning_complete_cb() callback is called, the device is provisioned and ready to be configured by the provisioner. The following figure illustrates the setup with the relevant API calls:
The client uses the following set of APIs:
The client application is implemented in a similar way as that of the server (see
examples/light_switch/client/src/main.c). Additionally, it has the following functionality:
The provisioner uses the following set of APIs:
In general, the provisioner role is an order of magnitude more complex than the provisionee role, both in resource requirements and application complexity. Therefore, there is no simple "press play and it works"-API for the provisioner. However, for a specific use case, it can be reduced into a set of simple steps, as implemented in the provisioner example:
In the example code, this behavior is split between the following modules:
examples/light_switch/provisioner/src/main.c: Deals with the initialization and setup of the mesh stack.
examples/light_switch/provisioner/src/provisioner_helper.c: Deals with the provisioning process.
examples/light_switch/provisioner/src/node_setup.c: Deals with the configuration process of the node once the provisioning is completed.
The following figure shows the details of how provisioning and configuration are implemented with the provided APIs. Note that the figure may simplify some API calls to provide a clearer understanding. See the relevant source files for details.