Proposed evolution technologies for Bluetooth

AK Arumugam, SMD Armour, MF Tariq, AR Nix

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This paper begins by highlighting key features of the Bluetooth baseband standard. Software simulated results for the transmission of symmetric asynchronous data link (ACL)packets are used to discuss bit rate capabilities of various timebounded and non-time bounded Bluetooth enabled consumer electronic devices. The investigation considers Bluetooth data medium (DM) and data high (DH) packet types. To meet the bit rate needs of future consumer electronic devices, BPSK, QPSK and 16-QAM are proposed as possible enhancements to the current GFSK modulation. The relative merits and demerits of using coherent modulation and linear receive architectures versus non-linear differential detection are discussed. Although adding considerably to the unit cost, the former is shown to significantly improve radio sensitivity. Results indicate that although the use of QAM modulation facilitates higher data rates, PSK schemes are more likely candidates for a low cost, high data rate Bluetooth extension due to the fact that they have less demanding hardware requirements.
Translated title of the contributionProposed evolution technologies for Bluetooth
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Fall), Atlantic City
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2523 - 2527
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780370058
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
Event54th Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Fall) - Atlantic City, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 2001 → …


Conference54th Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Fall)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlantic City
Period1/10/01 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE 54th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2001 (VTC 2001-Fall)
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

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  • Bluetooth
  • Personal area networks


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