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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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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 | ietisy.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/E89-D/5/1702
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 | download.microsoft.com/download/1/d/8/1d8e6b48-4702-4dae-86bc-020ece4b9ea4/MicrosoftHardwareBluetoothWhitePaper.pdf
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
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 | 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 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 | 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. | h20331.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cache/295484-0-0-225-121.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
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. 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.

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