Multiple Bluetooth Smart devices now can communicate within a mesh network thanks to Smart Mesh. Bill Wong spoke with Cypress’ Senior Product Marketing Engineer, Utsav Ghosh, about Smart Mesh and Cypress’s offerings in this area.
Sponsored by Digi-Key and Cypress Semiconductor: The reliability of Bluetooth, which already is embedded in billions of electronic devices, has more designers considering BLE and 5.0 modules for easier implementation.
Longer range, faster speed, and larger broadcast message capacity come with Bluetooth 5, which makes it an even stronger wireless competitor in the IoT space.
Bluetooth has always been a relatively low-power, short-range communications technology, particularly compared to Wi-Fi. However, many applications within the Internet of Things (IoT) sphere need to operate at even lower power levels, which led to Bluetooth Smart, also known as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).