Bluetooth 101 – Part IV

Communication and Connection By Wayne Staab and Steve Armstrong Each Bluetooth system forms its own piconet (network) to “talk” between it (M –master) and its peripheral slave (S).  Keep in mind that essentially these Bluetooth-enabled devices are short-distance radios attempting to connect to each other (Figure 1).  General steps follow: A Bluetooth-enabled device, when turned…

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Bluetooth 101 – Part III

By Wayne Staab and Steve Armstrong In Bluetooth 101 – Part II, the discussion introduced concepts of connectivity of Bluetooth to other devices.  This, Part III of the series, will expand on this connectivity: how it occurs, what is required, what happens when Bluetooth devices come in range of each other, and how they connect.…

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