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Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy Training Bootcamp

Organizations have relied on Bluetooth technology for two decades now and with Bluetooth advancements, that reliance is expected to grow.

New data showcases how Bluetooth technology is powering building-wide networks of sensors and beacons that enable indoor positioning and location-based services like wayfinding, asset management, and point-of-interest solutions.

These advanced services enhance the occupant and visitor experience and extend the long-term return of smart building investments.

Since most computers and smart devices come standard with Bluetooth capabilities, businesses can use this connection for a number of applications.

For instance, companies with large storage facilities can use BLE sensors to monitor valuable equipment for security purposes. The technology is also useful for geofencing, which allows businesses to create virtual barriers for connected items.

The simplicity of a BLE connection makes it an ideal system for managing resources, and can potentially save businesses countless dollars by providing a simple security solution for valuable equipment.

The future of Bluetooth technology is also on the upswing. For example, this year this point-to-point streaming technology has expanded its horizons with the release of Bluetooth 5.2’s
Auracast Broadcast Audio, a new Bluetooth capability that enhances the way people engage with others.

The benefits of Bluetooth technology are numerous. Recent Bluetooth versions make it possible for a user to place hands-free phone calls through a mobile phone or connect wireless headphones to a smartphone’s music playlist, for example.

In general, Bluetooth technology can simplify tasks that previously involved copious wires strewn among peripheral devices. For instance, with a Bluetooth-enabled printer, one can connect wirelessly with a desktop, laptop or mobile device and print out documents. It is also possible to sync a wireless keyboard with a tablet-style device, such as an Apple iPad or Kindle Fire, or even a DVD player with a television.

Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy Training Bootcamp , Bluetooth and BLE Training (includes Bluetooth 5.2)

Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy Training Bootcamp , Bluetooth and BLE Training  is a 3-day Hands-on Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth LE (BLE) Training Bootcamp with workshops, and exercises. This is a practical Classic Bluetooth and BLE Training with hands-on activities. Learn about Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless technology standards.

Both Classic Bluetooth and BLE operate in the 2400-2483.5 MHz range within the ISM 2.4 GHz frequency band. In Classic Bluetooth, data is split into packets and exchanged through Bluetooth channels (79 designated channels, 1 MHz in bandwidth). Bluetooth Classic is a good fit for consumer products vs. BLE with lower power consumption for Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT). BLE also operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band and unlike classic Bluetooth it remains in sleep mode most of the time (low duty cycle).

Intended Audience

Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy Training Bootcamp is a course intended for engineers, software developers, hardware engineers, V&V professionals, project managers, and other related job functions.

Course Content

Introduction to Bluetooth Classic

  • What is Bluetooth technology?
  • Bluetooth Standards
  • IEEE Related Standards
  • The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Conformance and Compatibility Testing
  • Applications for Bluetooth
  • Classic Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Services
  • Basic Bluetooth Operation
  • Configuring Bluetooth Devices
  • Device Discovery and Service Discovery
  • Data Throughput and Range
  • Spectrum
  • Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
  • Interference
  • Class of Radio
  • Power and Range

Classic Bluetooth Protocols       

  • PHY characteristics
  • Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH)
  • Link management protocol (LMP)
  • Packet structure, signaling, discover and connection procedures
  • Logical link control and adaptation protocol (L2CAP)
  • Host/controller interface (HCI)
  • Bluetooth network encapsulation protocol (BNEP)
  • Radio frequency communication (RFCOMM)
  • Service discovery protocol (SDP)
  • Audio/video control transport protocol (AVCTP)
  • Audio/video data transport protocol (AVDTP)
  • Asynchronous Connection-oriented (ACL)
  • Synchronous connection-oriented (SCO)

Classic Bluetooth Operation

  • Bluetooth Operations
  • Classic Bluetooth packet structure and connection procedures
  • Device Discoverability
  • Device Connectability
  • Bluetooth Classic Architecture
  • Masters and Slaves
  • Piconets and Scatter nets
  • Device Addressing
  • Pairing and Bonding
  • Inquiry and Paging
  • Security
  • Link Keys
  • Authentication
  • L2 Packet Exchange
  • Bluetooth Packets
  • Packet structure, signaling, discover and connection procedures
  • Advertising Packets, and Scan Response Data
  • Data exchange

Working with Classic Bluetooth Profiles

  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
  • Human Interface Device Profile (HID)
  • Synchronous Connection-Oriented (SCO)
  • Headset Profile (HSP)
  • Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)

Introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

  • BLE Background theory
  • BLE vs. Bluetooth Classic
  • BLE features
  • BLE Profiles and Services
  • The lowest power consumption
  • Robustness, security, and reliability
  • Wireless co-existence
  • Connection range and data rates
  • Ease of use and integration

Overview of BLE Protocols

  • Generic Access Profile (GAP)
  • Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)
  • Attribute Protocol (ATT)
  • Security Manager (SM)
  • Security and AES Encryption (NIST and NSA versions)
  • Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP)
  • Enhancements to L2CAP for Low Energy
  • Host Controller Interface (HCI), Host side
  • Host Controller Interface (HCI), Controller side
  • Enhancements to HCI Protocol
  • Direct Test Mode (DTM)
  • BLE Link Layer
  • BLE PHY Characteristics

BLE Operation

  • Bluetooth Configuration
  • Core Configurations
  • Basic operations (GAP)
  • Device roles
  • Connections in BLE
  • Event flow and handling
  • Scanning
  • Connecting
  • Service Discovery
  • Device discovery
  • Connection management
  • Pairing
  • Bonding
  • Sending and receiving data
  • Low power idle mode operation
  • Device discovery
  • Reliable point-to-multipoint data transfer
  • Advanced power-save
  • Advanced encryption functionalities
  • Single mode and dual mode
  • BLE Device Roles
  • Central and peripheral roles
  • Server and client roles
  • Advertising and Scan Response Data
  • Establishing a connection
  • Connected Network Topology
  • GATT Transactions
  • Services and Characteristics
  • Profiles vs. Services
  • Characteristics

Introduction to Bluetooth 5

  • Bluetooth Core 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.0 Architecture
  • Changes from v4.2 to v5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.0 Features Added
  • Integrated in v5.0
  • Deprecated Features
  • Slot Availability Mask (SAM)
  • 2 Msyms PHY for LE
  • LE Long Range
  • High Duty Cycle Non-Connectable Advertising
  • LE Advertising Extensions

Introduction to Bluetooth 5.2 (BLE5.2)

  • Bluetooth Core 5.2
  • Bluetooth 5.2 Architecture
  • Changes from v4.2 to v5.0/v5.2
  • LE 2M PHY
  • LE Long Range: LE Coded PHYs
  • LE Power Control
  • Advertising packets and beaconing
  • High Duty Cycle Non-Connectable Advertising
  • LE Advertising Extensions
  • LE Audio in BLE devices, supporting Bluetooth 5.2 or later
  • Isochronous Channels (ISOC)
  • LE Power Control (LEPC)
  • Enhanced Attribute Protocol (EATT)

Practical Activities

  • Analyzing Bluetooth and BLE Profiles and Services
  • Classic Bluetooth Physical Layer Classic Bluetooth Controller stack

Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy Training Bootcamp

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