Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Bluetooth Glossary




Below, you'll find a list of the most used terms in



Bluetooth technology. They can serve as a look up,



or to help you learn more about Bluetooth terms in



general.





2 in 1 handset



The situation where a subscriber's handset is acting



as a remote handset to a base unit that provides a



network connection.





3G



Third generation, referring to the next generation



of digital phone technology.





802.11 WLAN



A wireless LAN specification defined by the IEEE.





Access code



Each base band packet will start with an access code,



which can be one of 3 types - CAC, DAC, and IAC.





ACK



Acknowledge.





ACL



Asynchronous Connectionless Link. This is one of the



two types of data links that are defined for Bluetooth.





ACO



Authenticated Ciphering Offset.





Active mode



During the active mode, the unit will actively



participate on the channel. The master will schedule



the transmission based on traffic demands from the



different slaves.





AP



Access point.





Authentification



The process of verifying who is at the opposite end



of the link.





Authentification device



A device whose identity has been verified during the



lifetime of the current link based on the



authentification procedure.





Baseband



This describes the specification of the digital



signal processing aspect of the hardware - the



controller - which carries out the baseband



protocols.





BB



Abreviation of baseband.





BD



Bluetooth device.





BER



Bit Error Rate.





The above is more of an intro to the terms that are



used with Bluetooth. Bluetooth currently has hundreds



of devices, making it the best wireless solution in



the world. With more coming out every day, you can



bet that Bluetooth will be around for many years to



come.





If you are new to Bluetooth, the terms used can be



very helpful. There are hundreds of glossary terms



that apply to Bluetooth, many of which describe



shortcuts to common terms. You can learn a lot by



reading over the meanings, especially if you have



never used Bluetooth technology before.





Those of you who have experience with Bluetooth,



can look over the glossary of terms to brush up



on your knowledge or just check out what an unfamiliar



term actually means. Nothing is complicated with



the meanings, although they make take some getting



used to.





Once you have been around Bluetooth for a while,



you'll find yourself right at home with the terms



and meanings to the technology. All you need to do



is play around with it, and read books or manuals



whenever you get the chance. Before you know it,



you'll be a professional in the vast world of

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