Bluetooth 5 – course on increasing the capabilities
The ABI research company estimates that by 2021 the number of devices connected to the Internet will have been 48 billion. One-third of these devices will be equipped with the Bluetooth interface. It is expected that the expansion of the interface application field will cause such a significant popularity. The Bluetooth usage exclusively for data transmission over short distances (Bluetooth-headphones, smart watches) will remain in the past. The development of IEEE 802.15.1 technology will tend to increase the data transmission rate and coverage radius, which would make it suitable for the management of «smart» devices (IoT), systems of «smart home» and «smart cities».
Steps in this direction are being made already today. In December 2016 Bluetooth SIG Community presented the Bluetooth 5 specification that was announced in June. The main advantages of Bluetooth 5 in comparison with Bluetooth 4.2 are the increase of maximum data transmission rate up to 2 Mbit/s instead of 1 Mbit/s of Bluetooth 4.2, as well as the fourfold increase of coverage radius in the Low Energy mode and eight-fold extending of the wireless network capacity. Thus, the use of Bluetooth will enable high-quality wireless communication to cover the whole house. At the same time, Bluetooth technology development is not considered as a competitor of Wi-Fi technology (IEEE 802.11), but is intended to improve the joint action of these interfaces by interference minimizing in the 2.4 GHz spectrum.
The emergence of devices equipped with Bluetooth 5 module is expected in the first half of 2017. It should be noted that Bluetooth 5 does not replace Bluetooth 4.2, 4.1 or 4.0. It simply extends the functionality of the Bluetooth main technology and is a backward compatible technology.
Conformity assessment of Bluetooth equipment
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