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
Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy
Kevin Townsend, Carles Cufí, Akiba, Robert Davidson
Safari Books Online
May 2014 (est.)
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Kevin Townsend specializes in embedded design and development around the ARM Cortex M family of microprocessors, and has a long-standing interest in low-power wireless communication. He's active in the open source hardware world as lead engineer at Adafruit Industries, where his job is taking interesting technologies in the embedded engineering space and getting them into the hands of domain experts in other fields to see what interesting solutions they can come up with when technology becomes invisible.
Carles Cufí has been involved with Bluetooth since the year 2000. Starting at Parrot in Paris with version 1.0 of the specification, he wrote one of the first protocol stacks to be shipped on a commercial product, and he has been involved with the development and implementation of Bluetooth devices and systems ever since. He is currently employed by Nordic Semiconductor, where he is responsible for the Bluetooth Low Energy Application Programming Interfaces offered to the developers using the nRF51 family of Integrated Circuits.
Akiba has been involved in wireless sensor networks since 2003. He wrote FreakZ, an open source Zigbee protocol stack, and also Chibi, an open source 802.15.4 protocol stack. He's a researcher for Keio University in the Internet and Society research group, and is a design consultant to the United Nations. His specialty and interest is in sensor networks for environmental monitoring. He currently runs FreakLabs, an open source wireless company, and is working on a hackerspace in the Japanese countryside called Hackerfarm.
Robert Davidson’s passion in life is to apply what he knows about technology to solve real problems for people. He especially enjoys applications that use sensors to connect the physical world to computers and the Internet. He runs Ambient Sensors, a company focused on sensors and wireless sensor networks, and has a strong interest in the development of startup companies (and the scars to prove it). He especially enjoys sharing his interests and expertise with others.