Building Bluetooth Low Energy Systems
By Muhammad Usama bin Aftab
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: April 2017
Pages: 242

Discover and implement a system of your choice using Bluetooth Low Energy.

About This Book

  • Learn the basics of Bluetooth Low Energy with its exciting new protocol stack and security.
  • Build customized Bluetooth Low Energy projects that make your web or mobile apps smarter in terms of networking and communications.
  • Using Android, iOS, and the Web, acquire key skills to harness the power of Bluetooth Low Energy in your IoT applications.

Who This Book Is For

The book is for developers and enthusiasts who are passionate about learning Bluetooth Low Energy technologies and want to add new features and services to their new or existing products. They should be familiar with programming languages such as Swift, Java, and JavaScript. Knowledge of debugging skills would be an advantage.

What You Will Learn

  • Bluetooth Low Energy in theory.
  • Bluetooth Low Energy Hardware and Software Development Kits.
  • Implement Bluetooth low energy communication (central and peripheral) using Android.
  • Master BLE Beacons with examples implemented over Eddystone and iBeacons.
  • Implement indoor navigation using Estimote Beacons on iOS.
  • Implement Internet gateways to control BLE devices on a Wi-Fi network.
  • Understand BLE security mechanisms with a special focus on Bluetooth pairing, bonding, and key exchange to cover encryption, privacy, and user data integrity.
  • Implement Bluetooth Mesh using CSRMesh Technology.

In Detail

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a Wireless Personal Area network technology aimed at novel applications for smart devices. High-tech BLE profiles and services are being increasingly used by application developers and hardware enthusiasts to allow devices to interact with the surrounding world.

This book will focus on a technical introduction to BLE and how it is reshaping small-distance communication. We will start with IoT, where many technologies such as BLE, Zigbee, and IEEE 802.15.4 Mesh will be introduced. The book will present BLE from an engineering perspective, from which the protocol stack, architecture, and layers are discussed. You will learn to implement customized projects for Peripheral/Central communication, BLE Beacons, indoor navigation using triangulation, and the Internet gateway for Bluetooth Low Energy Personal Network, all using various code samples and APIs on Android, iOS, and the Web. Finally, the book will conclude with a glimpse into future technologies destined to be prominent in years to come.

Style and approach

The book is a practical tutorial that will help you understand the background and technicalities of BLE and offers a friendly environment to build and create robust BLE projects. This hands-on approach will give you a clear vision of Bluetooth Low Energy and how it can be used in IoT.

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