Technology

How does Bluetooth work?

Technology

How does Bluetooth work?

The Bluetooth RF transceiver (or physical layer) operates in the unlicensed ISM band centered at 2.4 gigahertz. The core system employs a frequency-hopping transceiver to combat interference and fading. Bluetooth devices are managed using an RF topology known as a "star topology." A group of devices synchronized in this fashion forms a piconet, which may contain one master and up to seven active slaves.

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Let's say the master device is your mobile phone. All of the other devices in your piconet are known as slaves. This could include your headset, GPS receiver, MP3 player, car stereo, and so on.

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