Designing with Bluetooth 5.0
April 13, 2017
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One of the ubiquitous wireless communication methods has gotten even better. Bluetooth SIG has released Bluetooth 5 (BT5), an enhancement to the current Bluetooth Low Energy v4.2. The key updates to Bluetooth 5 are 8x data, 4x range, and 2x speed, as well as improved interoperability and coexistence with other wireless technologies. For a designer and […]

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Intro to Eddystone – Google latest proximity beacon protocol
January 10, 2016
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During the height of iBeacon, google released a similar and more powerful proximity beacon protocol called EddystoneTM in July 2015. The protocol was designed to be platform agnostic and more flexible in the data that can be broadcast. The key features were designed to make it a better platform than the iBeacon protocol. App developers […]

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BLE introduction: Notify or Indicate
November 21, 2015
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What are the differences between Notify and Indicate? The short answer is that they both basically do the same thing, except Indicate requires acknowledgement, while Notify does not. For the longer answer, please read the rest of my post. By default, you cannot push data to your remote client whenever your Bluetooth low energy (BLE) […]

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GATT it man
October 23, 2015
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Hey folks, I am back with another article on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). In my previous article, I addressed some common misconceptions between classic Bluetooth and BLE. This time, I will be talking about one of the most commonly used profiles for a BLE device – the GATT, also known as the Generic Attribute Profile. Before […]

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Bluetooth: should you go low energy?
September 26, 2015
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Bluetooth today is understood by many as a convenient connectivity solution. Yet there are limitations regarding its flexibility and this entry serves to discuss some misconceptions over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE or Bluetooth Smart) and classic Bluetooth. We often receive projects that involve Bluetooth communication, yet many of our clients specify “BLE” without understanding the technology […]

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Empower your projects with Bluetooth Smart
July 19, 2015
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An even smarter Bluetooth You’re likely to own a Bluetooth-enabled device by now – your phone is one. Bluetooth-enabled connectivity exists in a variety of consumer electronics and has become a socially understood means of convenient wireless communications. Bluetooth capability can be found in almost every decent smartphone, tablet, wireless mp3 speaker and in-vehicle entertainment […]

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