Bluetooth: A solution looking for more problems

Donovan, John
June 2006
Portable Design;Jun2006, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p8
The article presents an interview with Mike Foley, the executive director of Bluetooth SIG in 2006. It includes background information on Foley on his professional career, as well as his views on the factors behind the market success of Bluetooth and the future applications for the technology. Foley also commented on the deployment of Bluetooth technology in automobiles and the plans by Bluetooth SIG to unite the Ultra Wide Band and Bluetooth standards for high-bandwidth applications. The issues' implications for the design of portable devices are also cited.


Related Articles

  • EE Turned Bluetooth SIG Director. Smith, Brad // Wireless Week;12/1/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 24, p30 

    The article presents an interview with Mike Foley, executive director of Bluetooth Special Interest Group. He emphasizes the advantages of holding a doctorate in electrical engineering to his work. He discusses his experiences in the wireless sector. He comments on the opportunities offered by...

  • Bluetooth SIG chooses WiMedia Alliance for next-gen evolution. Morse, Joni // RCR Wireless News;4/3/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 14, p14 

    The article reports on the selection of the WiMedia Alliance version of an ultra-wideband standard by The Bluetooth Special Interest Group for its Bluetooth technology as of April 2006. The move was the next step in the company's plan to create a high-speed data rate version of Bluetooth...

  • Bluetooth hooks future to UWB. Meyer, Dan // RCR Wireless News;5/9/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 19, p9 

    Focuses on the partnership of Bluetooth Special Interest Group with ultra-wideband developers in the development of wireless communication technologies. Advantages of the partnership; Terms of the partnership; Supporters of the deal.

  • Bluetooth, UWB to Play Together.  // Electronic News;5/9/2005, Vol. 51 Issue 19, pN.PAG 

    Reports on the plan of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) to work with the developers of the wireless technology commonly known as ultra-wideband (UWB) to combine strengths of both technologies. Response of WiMedia Alliance and the UWB Forum on the initiative; Goal of Bluetooth SIG;...

  • Bluetooth Seattle broadens the user experience through a transparent mix of technologies. Hazen, Mark E. // Microwaves & RF;Feb2008 Supplement, Vol. 47, p27 

    Improvements in ultrawideband (UWB) wireless and ultralow-power (ULP) Bluetooth, are shedding new light on the integration of UWB technology into Bluetooth specifications This special report describes solutions that bring the benefits of this integration to consumer and mobile communications...

  • Bluetooth/UWB Compatibility Plans Introduced.  // Microwave Journal;Jul2005, Vol. 48 Issue 7, p43 

    The article presents information about Bluetooth Special Interest Group Inc. The company announced its intent to work with the developers of the wireless technology commonly known as ultrawideband (UWB) to combine strengths of both technologies. This decision will allow Bluetooth technology to...

  • ABI: Bluetooth Over Wi-Fi Is Stepping Stone. Palenchar, Joseph // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;6/2/2008, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p56 

    The article reports on the announcement by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) that it will develop a Bluetooth version that uses faster 802.11a/b/g wireless-network connections, which will be a stepping stone to Bluetooth's adoption of ultrawideband (UWB) technology. According to ABI...

  • Low-Power Bluetooth To Go Even Lower. Palenchar, Joseph // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;7/2/2007, Vol. 22 Issue 14, p36 

    The article reports on the integration of the ultra-low-power Wibree technology into the low-power Bluetooth technology by Nokia and Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The Wibree and Bluetooth are 2.4 gigahertz technologies. Bluetooth can deliver data of up to 3 megabytes per second while Wibree...

  • Connecting on a personal level. Jacobsmeyer, Jay M. // Mobile Radio Technology;Nov2007, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p30 

    The article offers information on the most popular personal area network (PAN) technologies, a computer network that enables communication between computer devices near a person. Wireless PAN devices include cell phone headsets, wireless keyboards and bar scanners. Moreover, the most popular PAN...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics