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The ultimate guide to maximizing your BLE and Bluetooth 5 data throughput - From Nordic Semiconductor

Mohammad Afaneh in Blogs on September 14, 2017

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In my 2nd blog post in the series on Bluetooth 5, I go over one of the main features of Bluetooth 5: 2x speed.

The advertised 2x speed of Bluetooth 5 is great! BUT, what does that even mean? Is it 2x "1 Mbps" = 2 Mbps? Is that even achievable in terms of your application data throughput? How do you optimize for maximum throughput? How does it affect power consumption?

There are at least a few variables that determine your application throughout. In this blog post, I put them all in one list, explain each of them, and then detail how each affects the data throughput. The goal is to have a complete resource that you can refer to when designing for maximum data throughput.

The following topics are covered:

  • What’s the practical throughput you can expect from BLE?
  • Bluetooth 5’s new 2M PHY for data transfer
  • What are the factors that impact and determine the data throughput?
  • How do you calculate your application data throughput?
  • How do you maximize your data throughput?
  • Testing, measuring, and calculating data throughput using two nRF52 series development kits

Read the blog post here:

Bluetooth 5 Speed: How to achieve maximum throughput

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