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Bluetooth Resources

In spite of its rather tumultuous beginnings, Bluetooth has emerged as a significant technology for short range connectivity. Now that the Holy Grail of a true System in Package (SIP) Bluetooth module is available, product designers no longer need to have RF expertise on-hand to successfully integrate Bluetooth into headsets, printers, PDAs, keyboards, mice, security systems, and a plethora of other applications.

Way back in the late 1990s, when Bluetooth first arrived in concept, a target price of $3 was proposed as the level at which adoption would be ubiquitous. We are finally there and indeed, Bluetooth technology is popping up all over the map. Even kids' toys are incorporating Bluetooth ICs. Here are some Bluetooth resources to assist you in your own endeavors.

Bluetooth Product Manufacturers & Services

A Mobile-Care System Integrated with Bluetooth Blood Pressure and Pulse Monitor, and Cellular Phone |
Article by Ren-Guey Lee, Chun-Chieh Hsiao, Chun-Chung Chen and Ming-Shiu Liu.

The Official Bluetooth website - The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is a trade association comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, automotive, industrial automation and network industries that is driving the development of Bluetooth wireless technology, a low cost short-range wireless specification for connecting mobile devices and bringing them to market.

Bluetooth® and Microsoft Desktop Products |
This paper provides an overview of Bluetooth technology with a specific focus on security and one class of Bluetooth Human Interface Devices: keyboards and mouse products. From Microsoft.

Bluetooth Designer |
Web site dedicated purely to the designers of Bluetooth wireless technology products.

Bluetooth Developer Corner | | 510-656-1445 / Newark, CA
Bluetooth Developer Corner of the D&R Web site. Here you will find details/links to IP/SoC-related Bluetooth activity.

Bluetooth Qualification Program Website |
If you want to know why, when and how to take a product through Bluetooth product qualification; if you want to know where to find documents, who writes them, and what's qualified - then you are at the right place!

Bluetooth Resource Center |
Bluetooth Tutorial - Specifications, from palowireless.

Bluetooth™ Security White Paper | of PHY/Bluetooth_24Security_Paper.pdf
This document describe the usage of the Bluetooth security as well as additional security mechanisms for selected Bluetooth wireless profiles.

Bluetooth Weblog |
Covering the Bluetooth industry.

BlueZ |
The overall goal of this project is to make an implementation of the Bluetooth™ wireless standards specifications for Linux.

Evaluation of Bluetooth as a Replacement for Cables in Intensive Care and Surgery |
By Mats K. E. B. Wallin, MD MSc, and Samson Wajntraub, MSc.

GNOME Bluetooth Subsystem |
In development as a prototype by Edd Dumbill, with the intention of being submitted to the GNOME desktop project. The software is free, licensed under the GPL.

Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. |
Compatibility matrix for Bluetooth wireless technology.

How Bluetooth Works |
Article from HowStuffWorks, Inc., by Curt Franklin.

How to use Bluetooth in your Vehicle |
Guide from Edmunds Carspace.

Simple Pairing White Paper |
This whitepaper provides an overview of the association models, cryptographic functions, protocols and algorithms used in the Simple Pairing feature of the Lisbon release of the Bluetooth Core Specification.

Syncing the Treo 650 with Bluetooth |
Article from the Linux Journal, by Dovid Kopel.

The Bunker |
Article: Security Briefs - Serious flaws in Bluetooth security lead to disclosure of personal data, by Adam Laurie, Ben Laurie.

Using a Bluetooth phone to connect your computer to the Internet |
Learn how to use your Bluetooth phone to connect your computer to the Internet. From Apple.

Wi-Fi Planet |
Article - Minimizing Bluetooth Interference, By Jim Geier.

Wireless Developer Network |
An Introduction to Bluetooth By David Blankenbeckler.