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Proposed evolution technologies for Bluetooth

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Fall), Atlantic City
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2523 - 2527
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780370058
StatePublished - Oct 2001
Event54th Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Fall) - Atlantic City, United States


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


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.

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE 54th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2001 (VTC 2001-Fall) Rose publication type: Conference contribution Terms of use: Copyright © 2001 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE 54th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2001. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

    Research areas

  • Bluetooth, Personal area networks


54th Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Fall)

Duration1 Oct 2001 → …
CityAtlantic City
CountryUnited States

Event: Conference

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