Are you ready to develop with Bluetooth?

If you’re ready to develop a Bluetooth® product, we can get you started with information and resources that will make the job of building with Bluetooth wireless technology faster and easier.

Core Specification Technical Overviews

These technical overview papers summarize and explain the features and updates introduced in recent Bluetooth®️ Core Specification releases.

Bluetooth® Core Specification Version 5.4 - Technical Overview

This feature overview summarizes and explains the updates introduced in Bluetooth®️ Core Specification Version…

Bluetooth® Core Specification Version 5.3 Feature Enhancements

Bluetooth® Core Specification version 5.3 includes several feature enhancements with the potential to improve…

Bluetooth® Core Specification Version 5.2 Feature Overview

This document summarizes and explains the three primary updates in Bluetooth® Core Specification version…

Bluetooth® Core Specification Version 5.1 Feature Overview

Bluetooth Core Specification v5.1 contains a series of updates to the Bluetooth core specification. This document summarizes and explains each change.

Bluetooth® Core Specification Version 5.0 Feature Enhancements

Learn how new features introduced in version 5.0 of the Bluetooth Core Specification significantly increase the range, speed, and broadcast messaging capacity of Bluetooth applications.

Study Guides

The Bluetooth SIG provides Study Guides designed to help developers get up to speed quickly on various Bluetooth capabilities.

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...

The Bluetooth LE Security Study Guide

Learn about fundamental security concepts, the security features of Bluetooth Low Energy, and gain some hands-on experience using those features in device code.

How to Make Wearables Bluetooth Mesh Provisioners

Learn how to create applications for smartwatches and other platforms that can monitor and control nodes in a Bluetooth mesh network.

An Introduction to Web Bluetooth

Provides foundation-level information and hands-on labs that walk you through using Web Bluetooth APIs.

An Introduction to the Bluetooth Mesh Proxy Function

Learn how to create applications for smartphones and other platforms which can monitor and control nodes in a Bluetooth mesh network.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Mesh Software Development

Learn the theory and practice of Bluetooth mesh device software development, and create a working mesh network.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy Development

Provides foundation-level information and hands-on labs that walk you through assembling a Bluetooth Low Energy device.

An Introduction to Bluetooth Beacons

Learn how to build your own Bluetooth beacon or integrate beacon technology into your existing products and apps.

Training Videos

These videos will help you gain a deeper understanding of Bluetooth technology.

Bluetooth Low Energy Fundamentals

The Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Fundamentals Course is designed to give you the knowledge…

Everything You Need to Know About Bluetooth 5.4

Bluetooth 5.4 introduces support for bi-directional, large-scale, one-to-many networking, driven by wireless standardization needs…

Bluetooth Development Training: Works With 2022

The role Bluetooth has played, and will continue to play, in the evolution of IoT…

Bluetooth Direction Finding Training

This training video explains how Bluetooth direction finding brings a new dimension to indoor…

Bluetooth Brand Use Quick Tips and Tricks

Watch this brief video for some quick tips about how to use the Bluetooth…

Hands-On Debug of an LE Audio Stream

Join Ellisys for a 30-minute informative webinar to learn about Bluetooth LE Audio and…

High Accuracy Distance Measurement Demo For Keyless Entry Systems

In this technology demo Lambda:4 shows their phase based ranging with a standard Bluetooth…

Bluetooth Mesh for Building Automation Demo

Discover how you can extend Bluetooth connectivity with TI Bluetooth Mesh in this demo. …

A Technical Overview of LC3

An in depth look inside the Low Complexity Communications Codec (LC3) and the benefits…

Car Access With TI Connection Monitor

Learn how the TI Connection Monitor is used to monitor Bluetooth Low Energy communications…

What’s New in Core Spec Version 5.2

Watch this technical overview of the new features introduced in version 5.2 of the…

5 Things You Don’t Know About Bluetooth Range

From frequency hopping to forward error correction, watch Mohammad Afaneh share some things you…

Intro to Bluetooth Addresses and Privacy

Learn about Bluetooth Addresses and the role they play in protecting the privacy of…

Intro to Bluetooth Low Energy Coded PHY

Learn more about one of the key features introduced to Bluetooth — the LE…

Intro to Web Bluetooth

Web Bluetooth is an exciting new advancement in Bluetooth Low Energy development. Watch to…

Intro to Bluetooth Beacons

Learn more about the most popular BLE application — Bluetooth Beacons. Topics covered in…

Intro to Bluetooth Direction Finding

Learn about the most important feature introduced in the latest version of the Bluetooth…

Intro to New Features in Bluetooth Core Specification v5.1

Learn what’s new in the most recent release of the Bluetooth core specification. Topics…

Additional Technical Overviews

The Bluetooth SIG makes available overview papers on the latest advancements to Bluetooth technology.

How to Build an Auracast Assistant

This document covers the basic design principles for building an Auracast™ assistant, explaining the…

How to Build an Auracast Transmitter

This document covers the basic design principles for building an Auracast™ transmitter, explaining the…

Generic Health Sensor Design and Implementation Guide

The Generic Health Sensor (GHS) Design and Implementation Guide guides implementers of health sensor…

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.

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…

FEATURED STUDY GUIDE

Bluetooth® Low Energy – Regulatory Aspects Document (RAD)

This informational document is for technology professionals working to bring Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) products to market. The document provides guidance and supporting information relating to Bluetooth LE technology and the Bluetooth SIG’s understanding of RF regulations in various geographic regions.

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White Papers

Bluetooth SIG Working Groups occasionally release White Papers that provide additional guidance to developers.

Specification Developer Guide for Transport Discovery Service

A guide for developing profiles or higher level specifications which reference and make use of the Bluetooth Transport Discovery Service (TDS).

Personal Health Devices Transcoding

Learn how data sent by a Bluetooth Sensor based on GATT and received by a Collector can be transcoded at the Collector into an IEEE Std. 11073-20601a compatible nomenclature and model.

Internet Gateways

Discover various options available to create Internet Gateways for Bluetooth Low Energy Devices.

GATT REST API

A RESTful API used to access data in devices using the functionality defined in the Bluetooth GATT profile.

GAP REST API White Paper

Internet Working Group A RESTful API used to administer connections between devices featuring Bluetooth Low Energy technology and a Gateway.

Improving A2DP Audio Quality

Learn how to configure A2DP SRC and SNK devices to produce high quality audio.

SAP and Remote Network Access

Uncover how the SIM Access Profile (SAP) allows a Bluetooth enabled device to access data contained in the SIM card of another Bluetooth enabled device.

Filter Recommendations for Coexistence with LTE and WiMAX

Discover how to enable simultaneous operation of Bluetooth wireless technology and collocated Mobile Wireless Standards (MWS) systems such as LTE and WiMAX. 

Health Device Profile Implementation Guidance

Get examples and best practices regarding how the Bluetooth Health Device Profile, the ISO/IEEE 11073-20601 Personal Health Data Exchange Protocol, and the associated 11073-104xx device specialization specifications can be implemented together.

Discovery

Learn how to use SDP and EIR for passing device and service information from one device to another to develop service discovery applications.

Sniff and Sniff-Subrating Modes

Discover how to use the Sniff and Sniff-Subrating modes to provide an effective means to reduce the power consumed by a pair of connected Bluetooth devices.

Product Testing Events

Test your Bluetooth technology products against other unreleased and unannounced products and prototypes coming soon. UPFs are nonprofit interoperability testing events the Bluetooth SIG offers as an added benefit to members. Interoperability of Bluetooth products on the market is critical to the success of the technology so we work very hard to make sure everything just “works” for consumers. 

Developer Forums

Have a question about developing with Bluetooth? Find answers on a forum. With over 50 million visits per month, the Stack Overflow community does a tremendous job helping each other. Please use the links below to ask questions or follow the discussions:

General Bluetooth Questions

Bluetooth Low Energy Questions

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