Every year, the Bluetooth® developer community challenges the limits of wireless connectivity, and each year, to support and encourage this spirit of innovation, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) releases new developer resources. For your coding convenience, we’ve assembled a list of key developer resources released over the last year.

Understanding Reliability in Bluetooth® Technology

In this detailed technical paper, Bluetooth® Developer Relations Manager Martin Woolley examines the issues and factors that impact the reliability of a wireless communication system and the many features and mitigation techniques Bluetooth technology offers to help developers achieve highly reliable communication even in the most challenging environments.

Building a Sensor-Driven Lighting Control System Based on Bluetooth® Mesh

This paper provides a technical examination of which Bluetooth Mesh models to use in different types of lighting and sensor devices and how these devices form adaptive, highly efficient, connected lighting networks.

Bluetooth Core Specification Version 5.2 Feature Overview

This comprehensive document summarizes and explains the three primary updates in Bluetooth Core Specification version 5.2.

Designing and Developing Bluetooth® Internet Gateways

This self-study education resource for software developers and technical architects explains Bluetooth® Internet Gateways , middleware that interfaces Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) devices with the internet.

Updates to Developer Study guides

This year the developer relations team at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) have been hard at work updating previously published developer study guides impacted by technical changes to the Android platform relating to Bluetooth® technology and permissions.

  • An Introduction to the Bluetooth Mesh Proxy Function: This self-study educational resource covers the key technicalities involved in creating applications for smartphones and other platforms that can monitor and control nodes in a Bluetooth Mesh network
  • The Bluetooth LE Security Study Guide: This study guide outlines the toolkit of security features which Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) possesses and how they work, play developers can get hands-on experience writing code which exploits some of the most important Bluetooth LE security features
  • An Introduction to Bluetooth Beacons: This self-study educational resource covers both the theory and practice of developing Bluetooth beacons and integrating beacons into existing products and applications
  • How to Deploy BlueZ on a Raspberry Pi Board as a Bluetooth Mesh Provisioner: This step-by-step study guide teaches you how to rebuild the kernel on a Raspberry Pi board to fit the requirement of BlueZ, how to install BlueZ, and how to use the tools of BlueZ to provision Bluetooth Mesh devices through PB-GATT or PB-ADV

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How Bluetooth® Technology Makes Wireless Communication Reliable

Learn about the challenge of wireless interference and the techniques Bluetooth technology uses to overcome it.


Doom running on Silicon Labs & Sparkfun Microcontrollers: A Quick Look

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Auracast Simple Transmitter Best Practices Guide

This paper provides a set of clear, concise, and useful recommendations for product makers interested in building Auracast transmitter products.

5.7 km of Bluetooth® Range

40 km from Irvine, California gets you to beautiful Newport Beach Pier, and 5.7…

Synthesize and Transmit Audio Using LE Audio

The application is assembled as a sound-generating device, the synthesizer, and a receiving headphone.…

Unveiling the Truth: Debunking Bluetooth’s Biggest Myth

Bluetooth Low Energy was designed to considerably reduce power consumption and cost while maintaining…

Bluetooth® Mesh Feature Enhancements Summary

This paper summarizes the recent Bluetooth® Mesh feature enhancements and provides references to other…

Bluetooth® Mesh Subnet Bridging - Technical Overview

This paper examines subnet bridging, a new feature introduced in the Bluetooth® Mesh protocol…

Bluetooth® Mesh Remote Provisioning - Technical Overview

This paper provides an overview of remote provisioning, a new Bluetooth® Mesh feature that…

The Latest in HADM with Bluetooth LE

HADM, or high accuracy distance measurement using Bluetooth does exactly what it says –…

Mr. Beacon Podcast: Snapdragon Sound with Mike Canevaro

This episode of the Mr. Beacon Podcast explores the revolutionary world of Bluetooth audio.…

Top 10 Auracast™ Resources

It’s been almost a year since the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released Auracast™…

Features and Benefits of Bluetooth Mesh 1.1 for Wireless Mesh Networking

Commercial and industrial applications like lighting require large-scale, low-power device networks where thousands of…

The Bluetooth® Low Energy Primer

Are you new to Bluetooth Low Energy? Learn about its constituent parts, features, and how it works.

Bluetooth® Technology for Linux Developers

Learn how to use the interprocess communication system D-Bus and the BlueZ APIs to create Bluetooth applications for Linux computers.

Designing and Developing Bluetooth® Internet Gateways

Learn about Bluetooth® internet gateways, how to make them secure and scalable, and design and implement your own...

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