18 07, 2017

Bluetooth 5 Advertisements: Everything you need to know

By | 2017-07-18T16:16:04+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: BLE technology|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

You’ve probably heard so much about the recently released Bluetooth 5. You’ve seen all the hype on 2x Speed, 4x Range, and 8x Advertising data increase capabilities. But what does this all mean?? How does it achieve all these improvements? Is it really possible to achieve all these simultaneously?? What about power consumption? How is that affected? Look: There was so much media hype surrounding the release of Bluetooth 5, and lots of conflicting information with very few details. Many media articles made it sound like you can achieve all these simultaneously! In this first post of a series on [...]

27 06, 2017

Bluetooth GATT: How to Design Custom Services & Characteristics [MIDI device use case]

By | 2017-09-04T09:10:50+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: BLE technology, GATT|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

I’m sure you’re aware that implementing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for devices that interact with smartphones is one of the best ways to achieve a great user experience for your IoT device. However, designing BLE devices can be a daunting process! You're probably thinking: "Where do I even start??" One thing I wish I had when I started developing for BLE is more blog posts that walk you step-by-step on how to tackle the different phases of the system design and implementation. The Bluetooth GATT (Generic Attribute Profile) is the foundation for the design of any BLE system and [...]

18 05, 2017

Getting started with Bluetooth Low Energy: Five action steps

By | 2017-09-05T11:44:10+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Categories: BLE technology|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Getting started with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE): Five steps to take now If you're just getting started with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), just looking to learn more about it, or exploring different ways to stay up-to-date then read on. Here are a few steps to get you started: Read a book on BLE: I can recommend the book "Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy". The book is a bit dated especially with the recent release of Bluetooth 5, but many of the concepts are still the same and it's a great way to get started. You can buy it from Amazon here [...]