This paper presents a Bluetooth-based wireless personal area network (WPAN) designed for multimedia communication among portable and distributed smart electronic devices within a short-range. The WPAN is a new standard under development, which will be part of the IEEE802.15 standard. The main objective of the WPAN is to replace wires between electronic and/or computing equipment in close proximity and provide connectivity to larger networks through a convenient transmission medium. The paper presents hardware and software codesign based on the Bluetooth protocol stack as a vehicle for real-life performance studies for multimedia communication over WPAN and beyond. Some results based on tests performed in the laboratory environment are also presented in the paper.
The first IEEE International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test, and Applications : DELTA'2002 : proceedings. Proceedings of The First IEEE International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test and Applications 2002 (Christchurch, New Zealand 29-31 January, 2002) p. 47-51