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
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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.
Web site dedicated purely to the designers of Bluetooth wireless technology products.
Bluetooth Developer Corner | us.design-reuse.com/bluetooth
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 | palowireless.com/infotooth/tutorial.asp
Bluetooth Tutorial - Specifications, from palowireless.
Bluetooth™ Security White Paper | grouper.ieee.org/groups/1451/5/Comparison
This document describe the usage of the Bluetooth security as
well as additional security mechanisms for selected Bluetooth wireless profiles.
Bluetooth Weblog | bluetooth.weblogsinc.com
Covering the Bluetooth
|BlueZ | bluez.org
The overall goal of this
project is to make an implementation of the Bluetooth™ wireless standards specifications for Linux.
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
How Bluetooth Works | electronics.howstuffworks.com/bluetooth.htm
Article from HowStuffWorks, Inc., by Curt Franklin.
How to use
Bluetooth in your Vehicle | carspace.com/guides/How-to-use-Bluetooth-in-your-Vehicle
Guide from Edmunds Carspace.
Simple Pairing White
Paper | whitepapers.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=268430
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
Syncing the Treo 650 with
Bluetooth | linuxjournal.com/article/8185
Article from the Linux Journal, by Dovid Kopel.
The Bunker | thebunker.net/security/bluetooth.htm
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 | support.apple.com/kb/HT1377
Learn how to use your Bluetooth phone to connect your computer to
the Internet. From Apple.
Wi-Fi Planet | wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/1379911
Article - Minimizing Bluetooth Interference, By Jim Geier.
Wireless Developer Network | wirelessdevnet.com
An Introduction to Bluetooth By David Blankenbeckler.