Specification Details

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  • Adoption: 6 Dec 2016
    Deprecation: February 2027*
    Withdrawal: February 2032*
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Core Specification 5.0

This specification defines the technologies required to create interoperable Bluetooth devices.

Errata Corrections | Errata Service Release (ESR) | Core Specification Addendum | Qualification Test Documents | Deprecation and Withdrawal

Errata Corrections

The following Errata Corrections are mandatory when claiming compliance to Bluetooth Core Specification 5.0: 

  • Errata Correction 11838 specifies the changes to be applied to the Core Specifications required to incorporate the various encryption key size-related updates.
  • Errata Correction 10734 specifies the changes to be applied to the Core Specifications required to incorporate the various pairing updates.

Errata Service Release (ESR)

Core Specification Addendum

Qualification Test Documents

Note on the test documents: For each specification, there is a single set of test documents that covers all versions of the specification (rather than a different set of test documents for each version). As a result, the test documents listed for specification version 1.1 will be the same ones as those listed for version 1.2. Test document numbering conventions have been revised to account for this. Rather than referencing a specific specification version (e.g. BB.ICS.5.2.0), they now reference the publication number (e.g. BB.ICS.p22).
 
Test Suite ICS IXITs/Other TCRL
802.11 MAC-PHY ICS   TCRL
802.11 PAL ICS   TCRL
A2MP ICS   TCRL
ATT ICS IXIT TCRL
BB ICS IXIT TCRL
GAP ICS IXIT TCRL
GATT ICS GATT Qualification Test DB
IXIT
TCRL
HCI ICS IXIT TCRL
IAL ICS   TCRL
L2CAP ICS IXIT TCRL
LL ICS IXIT TCRL
LMP ICS IXIT TCRL
RF ICS IXIT TCRL
RF-PHY ICS IXIT TCRL
SDP ICS IXIT TCRL
SM ICS IXIT TCRL

SUM ICS – Appendix A to Declaration of Compliance: Summary of Selected Specifications in Implementation

TCRL

Deprecation and Withdrawal

Specification Status Adoption Deprecation Withdrawal
Core Specification 5.0 Active 6 Dec 2016 February 2027* February 2032*
Core Specification 5.1 Active 21 Jan 2019 February 2029* February 2034*
Core Specification 5.2 Active 31 Dec 2019 February 2030* February 2035*
Core Specification 5.3 Active 13 Jul 2021 July 2031* July 2036*

*Core Deprecation and Withdrawal Policy

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