Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and the Internet of Things

March 1, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) has an increasing number of our devices interacting with
each other. When we switch on a movie, our lights dim. When we leave the house, the
doors lock, the thermostat adjusts, and the lights turn off. Our EKG comes back irregular
and our cell phone brings up our doctor’s phone number. We want technology to simplify
our lives. We want our devices to interact. To do this they need to communicate
wirelessly.
IoT encompasses a vast array of products from warehouse inventory tracking to smart
watches to lights that connect to the Internet. While IoT is a broad classification, the goal
of this whitepaper is to help developers whose products are primarily meant for in-home
or wearable use. For these types of products, the choice for wireless technology will most
likely come down to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic, or Bluetooth Smart aka Bluetooth Low
Energy (BTLE). The major factors to consider will be power, data rate, and the types of
devices that your product will need to communicate with.

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