Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy
Tools and Techniques for Low-Power Networking
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: May 2014 (est.)
Pages: 166

Bluetooth has been fairly limited to connecting wireless headsets and the occasional audio system, but Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is poised to change that, opening up the technology to groundbreaking uses in a variety of fields and networked devices. This book provides nonspecialist hardware and software engineers with the tools and techniques they need to add BLE to a new or existing product.

You’ll learn how BLE’s reduced power consumption and lower cost than "classic" Bluetooth makes this wireless technology a perfect choice for a wide variety of mobile phones, tablets, and computers.

  • Learn the basics of BLE protocols and radio propagation
  • Explore BLE techniques and ideas through application projects
  • Set up the tools and infrastructure for BLE application development
  • Get examples for connecting BLE to iPhones and iPads, Android handsets and tablets, Macs, and sensors
  • Use the micropositioning system iBeacon to connect devices with the Internet of Things
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