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Bluetooth LE offers advantages in applications where small amounts of data are transmitted infrequently, while supporting more network topologies, all of which position Bluetooth LE well for the IoT in applications such as sensors and actuators, as well as home/office automation. The support for a Broadcast topology, where one device transmits to many, is enabling the current development and rollout of beacons; devices that can deliver messages to any Bluetooth receiver within proximity.

Bluetooth has become one of the most prolific forms of wireless communication thanks to it being a connectivity feature on almost every mobile device. The availability of low power but high-performance chipsets means its place in the networking landscape is firmly established. This document is intended to provide developers who may be unfamiliar with creating a Bluetooth solution a guide to harnessing this powerful technology, using Arm’s versatile Mbed platform and the wider Mbed ecosystem.