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Maximizing BLE Throughput Part 3: Data Length Extension (DLE)

Welcome back BLE enthusiasts, to the long-overdue 3rd installment in Punch Through’s ‘Maximizing BLE Throughput’ blog post series. It's been about 2.5 years since our last post in this series and a lot has happened in that time: The Bluetooth 5.0 and 5.1 Core Specifications were released. https://www.bluetooth.com/specifications/bluetooth-core-specificationThe Bluetooth Mesh specification was released.…
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CoreNFC – The Missing Link

Near-field communication (NFC) is standardized by ISO/IEC 18092. While not a new technology it has become more important with the proliferation of mobile devices. Phone manufacturers have increasingly begun to incorporate NFC hardware in their…
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WTF is an iBeacon

At this year’s WWDC, Apple quietly announced one of their upcoming products for iOS 7, the iBeacon. Even if you’ve been following WWDC and the iOS 7 announcements, you might not have heard of the iBeacon. And even if you’ve heard the name, you…
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How GAP and GATT Work

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a protocol developed by Bluetooth SIG that builds on the lessons learned from building lots of Bluetooth Classic devices. Compared to Bluetooth Classic, BLE consumes less power, requires less time and…
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Testing Bluetooth Low Energy Devices

Bluetooth Low Energy is a new Bluetooth standard that is exciting for a couple reasons- it enables very low power battery applications, and it further opens the smartphone accessory market. LightBlue allows you to test and simulate Bluetooth Low…