A new generation of connected medical devices and healthcare applications enabled with Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth LE) is leading the way in automating certain medical-related tasks and responsibilities while meeting the strict regulatory requirements for data security and reliability. In addition, Bluetooth LE is the go-to wireless technology for many medical device OEMs, as it offers interoperability with other devices and systems as well as low-power control – a critical consideration for many remote monitoring scenarios, which rely on battery power to operate devices.
Bluetooth is a very popular choice for indoor positioning systems because of the following advantages:
- wide availability (you can find it in almost all modern chips and smart devices);
- high energy efficiency (BLE provides very low power consumption);
- variety of positioning methods (RSSI, AoA/AoD, trilateration, and triangulation);
- simple implementation (the technology is easy to work with).
In my opinion if you consider the current emerging web 3.0 technologies as next gen. Then this is the generation after that. This is almost identical in functioning as
It uses BLE which is Bluetooth to transfer data. And is highly functional in a densely populated area. The range of BLE is about 400m if its BLE 5.
This scuttlebut is considered the ultimate in decentralized Peer to Peer (P2P) technologies. BLE is the best tech to create mesh networks. This is the type of app spies would use, you need to be physically near your conversation partner, at the same time the biggest plus and min.
In short: It is valuable to have them onboard but their use case is still microscopic small.
Silicon Labs has formalized its new BGM220x module with a size of only 6×6 mm. BGM220 is an embedded solution that comes with a fully upgradeable software stack, which has been pre-certified worldwide, and firmware support to accelerate time-to-market.
The module supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.1, 5.2, and Mesh, and is compact with very low power consumption to optimize battery life. The new module allows device manufacturers to add security with pre-certified Bluetooth functionality to their microcontroller units (MCUs) with built-in security features, including root of trust.