Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What is Bluetooth 5?

Jul 26, 2017
 

Bluetooth® is a low-power wireless connectivity technology used to stream audio, transfer data and broadcast information between devices. Bluetooth uses short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz. There are two types of Bluetooth technology, Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate (BR/EDR) and Low Energy (LE). 

Read more > Bluetooth 5 versus Bluetooth 4.2, what’s the difference? 

Bluetooth 5 provides double the speed (2 Mbit/s), 4x the range, and 8x the data broadcasting capacity of transmissions compared to Bluetooth 4.x low energy. The increase in transmissions is important for IoT devices, where many nodes connect throughout a house. Bluetooth 5 adds functionality for connectionless services such as location relevant navigation of low energy Bluetooth connections.

Read More > Which applications benefit most from Bluetooth 5 features?

See other Tech 101 posts from Symmetry Electronics:

Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What is GNSS?

Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What is Cat-M1?

Tech 101 from Symmetry Electronics: What is IoT?

If you need any help with Bluetooth for your project don’t hesitate to contact Symmetry Electronics. We are experts in Bluetooth 5 technology and can get the right solution for you.



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