XS/OVC3868 Configuration





Introduction: XS/OVC3868 Configuration

About: I'm student in The University of Sofia (St. Kliment Ohridski) in Bulgaria. I have a lot of interests, most of them are related with electronics,pc and programming.

Recently I found that little bluetooth audio module for a reasonable price.It was not very well documented but with a bit of patience and a lot of searching on the Internet I found a lot of cool stuff about this module.In this instructable we will learn about AT commands and how to configure on board eeprom settings without desoldering!

Step 1: Pinouts and Circuit

So I found the pinouts and simple circuit for powering it up and buttons control.

Here you can find some mods for less noisy sound.


Step 2: AT Commands

Cool now we can listen some music through our phone but where is the fun if you can't hack it?Attached file shows all AT commands that XS3868 supports.Some of the AT commands in the provided pdf are messed up, but hey they are at least there.

Step 3: Let's Hack!

Ok, we have AT commands which kinda works, let's go deeper!With attached configuration program we can change persistent store key settings in on board eeprom.

What is the procedure and what you need?

1. USB to Serial cable/adapter(you can use Arduino board)
2. Power supply for powering BT module it requires 3.3v - 4.2v
3. * TX/RX level shifter if needed

1. You must connect corresponding TX/RX pins on both boards
2. Connect your USB to serial adapter.
3. Change your newly usb serial port to be COM1.
4. This can be done under Device Manager->your usb to serial->Properties->Port Settings->Advanced
5. Open attached program.It will say "Not connected"
6. Restart or power off/on bluetooth module and voala you're in!
7. Change what ever you want (id, auto-off, auto-pair etc) but be careful, read provided datasheet before writing values!

How to:

Disable deep-sleep feature:

1.lowpow_clk: default: 0x1e

That translate to binary: 0001 1110

Change it to:0001 0010 -->HEX value -->12 (I'm disabling 2 and 3 bit see datasheet for clarification)

2.app_to_autooff default value: 0x05

To disable auto off feature change it to: 0x00

When you finish with editing your settings just close the program and restart the module.



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    17 Discussions

    how to change the pairing/unpairing music?

    How to connect OVC3860 to PC through Arduino? I didn't understand it.

    4 replies

    If I understood it correctly, I need to remove ATmega/connect RESET pin to GND and connect Rx&Tx of XS3868 to the Arduino's Rx&Tx?

    If you want to use arduino as usb to serial with the chip in you must to
    connect capacitor between reset and gnd pins.Otherwise just connect rx/tx

    And which voltage should i use for uart communication? 5v, 3.3v or 1.8v?

    My XS3868 module doesn't connect to the RevD tool. Also please repost the tool link.

    4 replies

    All links are working.Check your rx/tx pins try swapping them.Also your module must be turned off when connecting and opening the RevE tool

    i did that...no results....Also, I'd like to add that when I send commands to the module using Arduino with RESET pin of Arduino connected to GND. The commands do work but I don't receive any response from the module like "OK" or other responses. What might be the problem?

    Check receiving line.When I use arduino for such purpose I completely remove the chip.Can't remember if there was any response like OK, but as you said that commands works you should be on the right way!

    Figured it out. I think the module, instead of responding in terms of OK, simply returns the commands sent to it. Somewhat like a loopback. That is why I think the RevE tool fails to detect the module when it's connected.

    Pin 33 and 35. what is it for, and what is the 10k for?

    1 reply

    I'm sorry for your module.Be careful with pinouts and tx/rx conversation!