Bluetooth Design Background and Its Technological Features

Kazuhiro MIYATSU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E83-A   No.11   pp.2048-2053
Publication Date: 2000/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications)
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Keyword: 
bluetooth,  mobile,  wireless,  ad-hoc,  ISM,  

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Summary: 
Bluetooth wireless technology is short-range and low cost wireless interface, which is optimized for mobile devices providing very low power consumption. However, a scope of Bluetooth application areas is not limited to mobile devices but expands to fixed equipment as well. Not only Bluetooth functions as cable replacement but also it can establish ad-hoc wireless network for voice and data simultaneously. Due to nature of 2.4 GHz ISM frequency band, Bluetooth is equipped with various data packets selection to minimize throughput degradation. Also, to secure connecting to the right target devices, Bluetooth includes authentication and encryption for communication links.