Use Case Possibilities with Bluetooth Low Energy in IoT Applications

With yearly shipments of more than 10 billion microcontrollers that all can exchange information locally or through the Internet, a huge variety of so called “intelligent devices” are enabled. All these devices can be accessed over the Internet and this evolution is commonly referred to as Internet of Things (IoT). IoT typically requires a local low power wireless connection along with the Internet connection. This whitepaper describes how a smartphone or tablet can be used in IoT as well as how Bluetooth low energy technology works and how it can be used to connect devices to Internet-based services and applications.