How does Bluetooth Technology Work?
Bluetooth technology essentially works by using short-range wireless communication technology to connect two devices together. This eliminates the need for cables or wires. Bluetooth allows you to listen to music your from your mobile phone, tablet or iPad through wireless headphones. The following is a short description of how Bluetooth works.
Bluetooth and Wireless Devices
Bluetooth technology uses short-range radio to link two devices together. This eliminates the use of cables to connect various portable electronic devices such as headphones. The standards of Bluetooth specify a uniform structure for communication between a wide range of devices with minimal user effort. So, another way to look at Bluetooth is that it is a robust, simple and economical technology that offers wireless access to Local Area Networks, mobile phone networks, the Internet and so much more.
Bluetooth can be used to join handheld devices with other devices, computers and the Internet. What makes Bluetooth technology so great is that it eliminates the need for wires and cables. Thanks to Bluetooth technology, you can connect your iPad to a wireless headphone, transfer data from your mobile phone to laptop or send music from your laptop to wireless speakers. All this is done without cables to connect the various devices. All you need is a Bluetooth-enabled device or to equip your portable handheld device with a Bluetooth chip. Almost every known digital device, such as laptops, smartphones, printers, speakers and joysticks can be part of a Bluetooth system.
Technically, the wireless connection between two Bluetooth devices is known as a short-range, frequency hopping, ad hoc radio link. Bluetooth devices are managed using an RF topology known as a “star topology.” Under this topology, you can have one master and up to seven active slaves. The master is responsible for providing the synchronization to all the slaves. This is known as piconet. Any given device can be part of one or more piconets, as either a master or a slave. This is what makes Bluetooth technology so powerful.