Use case possibilities with Bluetooth low energy in IoT applications

MATS ANDERSSON | August 29, 2016

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With yearly shipments of more than 10 billion microcontrollers that all can exchange information locally or through the Internet, a huge variety of so called “intelligent devices” are enabled. All these devices can be accessed over the Internet and this evolution is commonly referred to as Internet of Things (IoT). IoT typically requires a local low power wireless connection along with the Internet connection. For most such applications and solutions, a gateway is required to connect sensor nodes to the Internet via a local infrastructure or using a cellular connection. Gateways are important components of the IoT vision. These gateways can be used to connect Bluetooth low energy devices to the Internet and can also be used as "repeaters" to extend the system range.

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