Lawrence Harte has written Introduction to Bluetooth, Technology, Market, Operation, Profiles, and Services, a book that explains what Bluetooth technology is and why it is important for so many types of consumer electronics devices. Since it was first officially standardized in 1999, the Bluetooth market has grown to more than 35 million devices per year.
You will find out how Bluetooth devices can automatically locate nearby Bluetooth devices, authenticate them, discover their capabilities, and connection with them. You will learn how the use of standard profiles allows Bluetooth devices from different manufacturers to communicate with each other and work together in the same way.
Bluetooth devices operate in the frequency band where other devices operate, including wireless LANs, microwave ovens, cordless telephones, wireless video cameras, and others. Author Lawrence Harte explains how Bluetooth’s spread spectrum technology minimizes interference to and from other devices.
Bluetooth was designed to be a simple low-power radio link to primarily replace cables for short-range connections. While the use of a simple design results in an efficient wireless communication device, it does mean that Bluetooth does not perform the same as other wireless technologies. Harte shows how Bluetooth compares to other technologies such as WLAN systems.
Bluetooth has several user programmable options including the ability to hide devices (non-discoverable) and the ability to require other users to authenticate before allowing other devices to connect to your device. Lasrence Harte describes key options that you may set and how they may affect the operation of your Bluetooth device and applications.
Bluetooth continues to change. There have already been several revisions and more revisions are planned for the future. These revisions include faster data transmission rates and new profiles.
Softcover, 60 pages
- What is Bluetooth?
- What types of products use Bluetooth technology?
- How big is the Bluetooth marketplace?
- How does Bluetooth work?
- What are Profiles? Why they are so important?
- Why can Bluetooth devices from different manufacturers work with each other?
- What happens when Bluetooth radios operate near other devices?
- How does Bluetooth compare to other technologies such as WLAN?
- HWhat are key options and how can they affect the operation of Bluetooth devices?
- How is Bluetooth technology evolving?