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
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.
Product Manufacturers & Services
A Mobile-Care System Integrated with Bluetooth Blood Pressure
and Pulse Monitor, and Cellular Phone | ietisy.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/E89-D/5/1702
Article by Ren-Guey Lee, Chun-Chieh Hsiao, Chun-Chung Chen and Ming-Shiu
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 | btdesigner.com
dedicated purely to the designers of Bluetooth wireless technology
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 Qualification Program Website | qualweb.bluetooth.org
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 industry.
BlueZ | bluez.org
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 | anesthesia-analgesia.org/cgi/content/abstract/98/3/763
By Mats K. E. B. Wallin, MD MSc, and Samson Wajntraub, MSc.
GNOME Bluetooth Subsystem | usefulinc.com/software/gnome-bluetooth
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 | 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 Specification.
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
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 | support.apple.com/kb/HT1377
Learn how to
use your Bluetooth phone to connect your computer to the Internet.
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.