Bluetooth SIG wants to turn wearables into COVID-19 exposure detectorsThe group behind the Bluetooth standard wants to add COVID-19 exposure detection to wearable devices. In an announcement today, the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) said that it is working with over 130 member companies to add the potentially lifesaving feature to wearables. Google and Apple have already…

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Motorola Bluetooth LE smart sensor enables live monitoring of a baby’s vital signsNordic Semiconductor today announces that Hubble Connected, a Sheung Wan, Hong Kong-based electronics company, has selected Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide the wireless connectivity for its ‘Motorola Comfort Cloud MBP89SN smart sensor strip’. Rugged Bluetooth LE beacon tracks…

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Bluetooth 5 & Bluetooth Low Energy:A Developer’s Guide New version (2.0) coming October 19, 2020New video tutorials + Updated content + Newest nRF SDK Keep an eye out for the new release here BLE Beacon Wireless Access Point Router Integrated Beacon Device LaunchedThe Tech Launcher launched the latest Aruba 303 series, a Wireless Access Point router combining WiFi and…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  Community + Courses + Technical Support + Private BlogCheck out the full courses library ON Semiconductor Provides BLE Solution with VeridifyAccording to a recent release, ON Semiconductor has announced the immediate availability of Veridify’s Public Key security tools for the RSL10, a low-power Flash-based Bluetooth Low Energy radio…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  Community + Courses + Technical Support + Private BlogCheck out the full courses library BluBLE: Estimating your COVID-19 risk with accurate contact tracingMotivated by the prospect of creating protective, social-distancing “bubbles” around members of the public, researchers in the UC San Diego Wireless Communications Sensing and Networking Laboratory…

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About two weeks ago (February 11, 2020), a group of Singaporean researchers released a group of vulnerabilities discovered in quite a few BLE vendor SDKs. They named the group of vulnerabilities “SweynTooth“. Here’s their explanation: The insight behind the name SweynTooth arrives from Sweyn Forkbeard, the son of King Harald Bluetooth (after whom the Bluetooth…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  Community + Courses + Technical Support + Private BlogCheck out the full courses library Multi-vendor Bluetooth Mesh SSL projects benefit warehouse and factory settingsSilvair Lighting Control has released the details of two Bluetooth Mesh-based LED retrofit projects that illustrate the energy savings potential of connected lighting and the…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  Community + Courses + Technical Support + Private BlogCheck out the full courses library Bluetooth Low Energy-powered kit converts standard bicycles to e-bikesNordic Semiconductor today announces that Unlimited, a Barcelona, Spain-based recreational electric vehicle developer, has selected Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide the…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  Community + Courses + Technical Support + Private BlogCheck out the full courses library Bluetooth Low Energy sensor-based gym management platform allows facility operators to measure use of equipment and zonesNordic Semiconductor today announces that technology startup D-Fetch has selected Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip (SoC),…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  Community + Courses + Technical Support + Private BlogCheck out the full courses library nRF52805 Tiny Bluetooth 5.2 SoC is Optimized for Small Two-layer PCB DesignsNordic Semi has just added a new member to its nRF52 Bluetooth 5 wireless SoC family with nRF52805 offered in a tiny WLCSP package measuring…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  Community + Courses + Technical Support + Private BlogCheck out the full courses library Nordic nRF52805 adds Bluetooth 5.2 SoC in WLCSP optimized for compact, two-layer PCB wireless products to proven nRF52 SeriesNordic Semiconductor today announces the nRF52805 Bluetooth 5.2 System-on-Chip (SoC), the seventh addition to its popular…

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Introduction As a continuation of our series on Bluetooth beacons (part 1 here and part 2 here), today we cover Apple’s iBeacon standard in a bit more detail. iBeacon is especially useful for deploying location-awareness applications and monitoring user behavior within an area. It was introduced in iOS 7 and utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  Community + Courses + Technical SupportCheck out the full courses library Dev Kit Weekly: Microchip AVR-BLE Development BoardIn this edition of Dev Kit Weekly, Perry breaks down the AVR-BLE Development Board from Microchip Technology. The board sits at the sweet spot of IoT connectivity, security, and ultra-low power. It’s…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  Community + Courses + One-on-One Q&ACheck out the full courses library Bluetooth Authentication Bug Allows Impersonation Attacks on All Popular DevicesA Bluetooth bug affecting major devices allows attackers to spoof paired devices and steal sensitive data. The Bluetooth authentication bug allows hackers to connect a rogue device by impersonating…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  May’s courses: Intro to Bluetooth mesh,Developing BLE Background Apps for iOS (using SwiftUI)Check out the full courses library COVID-19: Hands-free scanner now monitors distanceProGlove’s MARK 2 hands-free scanner is used by industry icons like BMW, Audi, IKEA and Bosch to shave seconds on every scan. That’s a big deal…

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Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  May’s courses: Intro to Bluetooth mesh,Developing BLE Background Apps for iOS (using SwiftUI)Check out the full courses library Plug-and-play Bluetooth 5.2/Bluetooth LE module and firmware simplifies IoT and Microsoft Azure IoT Cloud connectivityNordic Semiconductor today announces that Cloud of Things, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based Internet of Things (IoT) solutions…

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What is Bluetooth Developer Studio? Bluetooth Developer Studio (BDS) was officially released by the Bluetooth SIG back in October 2015. It allows you to focus on the high-level design of your Bluetooth low energy devices, whether it’s a central or peripheral device. It offers a clean and simple interface where you can drag and drop profiles,…

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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a low power wireless technology used for connecting devices with each other. BLE operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical) band, and is targeted towards applications that need to consume less power and may need to run on batteries for longer periods of time—months, and even years. Bluetooth started as a short-distance…

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