The Bluetooth Industry Report

A weekly curation of the latest in Bluetooth technology happenings and innovations

Weekly Bluetooth Industry Report [April 3, 2020]

By Mohammad Afaneh | April 3, 2020 |

Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  April courses: Intro to Beacon Development, Visual BLE iOS App DevelopmentCheck out the full courses library Bluetooth wristband could help make large-scale Covid-19 lockdowns unnecessary by targeting only those who may be infectedNordic Semiconductor today announces that Spanish engineering company, Accent Systems, has developed a ‘Covid-19 BLE wristband’…

Weekly Bluetooth Industry Report [Mar 27, 2020]

By Mohammad Afaneh | March 27, 2020 |

Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  March courses: Intro to BLE development (iOS)Check out the full courses library The Market for Bluetooth 5.1 SoCs Heats Up as Goodix Enters the ArenaHow does the new transceiver hold up against forerunners from Nordic Semiconductor and Dialog Semiconductor? Back in 2017, AAC contributor Tim Youngblood debriefed us on the…

Weekly Bluetooth Industry Report [Mar 20, 2020]

By Mohammad Afaneh | March 20, 2020 |

Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  March courses: Intro to BLE development (iOS)Check out the full courses library BlueZ 5.54 Linux Bluetooth Stack Released With Just-Works Repairing Policy, EATT SupportMarcel Holtmann of Intel’s open-source Linux team released BlueZ 5.54 this morning as the latest version of this widely-used user-space Linux Bluetooth stack. BlueZ 5.54 adds…

Weekly Bluetooth Industry Report [Mar 13, 2020]

By Mohammad Afaneh | March 13, 2020 |

Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  March courses: Intro to BLE development (iOS)Check out the full courses library Packetcraft Announces World’s First Qualified Bluetooth Software Stack for LE AudioPacketcraft, Inc. today announced its host stack and link layer software have achieved Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) qualification to Bluetooth® Core Specification version 5.2.  This is…

Weekly Bluetooth Industry Report [Mar 6, 2020]

By Mohammad Afaneh | March 6, 2020 |

Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  March courses: Intro to BLE development (iOS)Check out the full courses library New Feather nRF52840 Sense development board launchesAdafruit has this week announced the availability of its new Feather nRF52840 Sense development board, which is now available to purchase priced at $28.95 offering a “smorgasbord of sensors” and is…

Weekly Bluetooth Industry Report [Feb 28, 2020]

By Mohammad Afaneh | February 28, 2020 |

Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  February courses: Getting Started with BlueZ + BLE SecurityCheck out the full courses library Proof of Concept of Sweyntooth Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) vulnerabilities GitHub RepoThis PoC uses well maintained libraries such as Scapy and Colorama. The BLE packet crafting and dissection is done via customized Scapy protocol layers (bluetooth4LE and bluetooth.py). There’s…

Weekly Bluetooth Industry Report [Feb 21, 2020]

By Mohammad Afaneh | February 21, 2020 |

Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  February courses: Getting Started with BlueZ + BLE SecurityCheck out the full courses library Bluetooth LE devices impacted by SweynTooth vulnerabilitiesA team of academics from Singapore has published this week a research paper detailing a collection of vulnerabilities named SweynTooth that impact devices running the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol.…

Weekly Bluetooth Industry Report (Feb 14, 2020)

By Mohammad Afaneh | February 14, 2020 |

Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  This month: Getting Started with BlueZ + BLE SecurityJoin Today! Laird Connectivity Announces New Bluetooth 5.1 Module That Delivers Longer Range for Next Gen Industrial IoT EnablementLaird Connectivity, a global leader in wireless technology, has announced the new BL653 embedded Bluetooth 5.1 module series which enables industrial OEMs to…

Weekly Bluetooth Industry Report (Feb 7, 2020)

By Mohammad Afaneh | February 7, 2020 |

Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  This month: Getting Started with BlueZ DevelopmentJoin Today! Google open-sources the tools needed to make 2FA security keysThe initiative, called OpenSK, uses Rust-based firmware to essentially turn Nordic chip dongles into a FIDO U2F and FIDO2-compliant security key. Google has also published a source code for users to 3D…

Weekly Bluetooth Industry Report (Jan 31, 2020)

By Mohammad Afaneh | January 31, 2020 |

Bluetooth Developer Academy The one-stop resource for Bluetooth developers  This month: CES 2020 + What’s new in Bluetooth 5.2Join Today! New Research Exposes Cybersecurity Risks for E-Scooters and RidersNew research finds e-scooters can be hacked. Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio have published the first review of the security and privacy risks posed by e-scooters and their related…

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