Bluetooth 5.1

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  • Author: David Meaney

Bluetooth is a short-range wireless standard for the interconnection of mobile phones, computers and other electronic devices. It allows the transfer of files wirelessly between mobile devices and computers. You can pair a smartphone, tablet/laptop or PC together and use Bluetooth to wirelessly send files back and forth. There have been many revisions and changes to the Bluetooth standard over the years, from Bluetooth 1.1 in 2002, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR (Enhanced Data Rates), the Bluetooth 3.0 HS (High Speed and Ultra-Wideband), to today’s Bluetooth 5.1 which is complete with direction and asset tracking services. 

In this article, we will explore the advancements in Bluetooth technology and how Bluetooth 5.1’s direction-finding technology requires new hardware upgrades and circuit design considerations. This article also discusses the differences between the Angle of Arrival and Angle of Departure methods of positioning. Read the full tech guide for information on all things Bluetooth 5.1.

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