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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Training Workshop

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Training Workshop


Bluetooth Training and Bluetooth Low Energy (Ble) Training

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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Training Workshop with Hands-on Exercises (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE, BLE, or BTLE), aka Bluetooth Smart, is a low-power short-range wireless technology used in Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. This Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Training Workshop will help you acquire an in-depth understanding of all aspects of Bluetooth Low Energy, including the technology, security, and coexistence issues.

What’s Included

  • 3 Days of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Training Led by a Certified Instructor
  • Official Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Training Student Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Audience/Target Group:

The target audience for this training course:

  • This Bluetooth Low Energy training is for technical professionals who require an in-depth understanding of the BLE technology.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Training Workshop – Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this training course are:

  • Prior familiarity with wireless networks.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Training Workshop – Course Syllabus:

Part 1: BLE Training Introduction

  • Short-range wireless characteristics
    •  Wired vs wireless
    • Local area and personal area networks
    • LAN and PAN examples
    • Categories of information transmission
    • BLE training overview
  • Characteristics of Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth usage models
    • The Bluetooth piconet
    • Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and scatternets
    • The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (BSIG)
    • Bluetooth BR/EDR, LE, and AMP summary of operations
  • BLE architecture
    • Controller
    • Host
    • Application layer
    • BLE usage models
  • Other low-energy wireless technologies
    • ZigBee
    • Z-Wave
    • ANT
    • X10
    • Wi-Fi

Part 2: The BLE Radio

  • RF propagation: How far will it go?
    • Simplified path loss model
    • Finding maximum range using simple rules
    • RF penetration through typical obstructions
  • BLE modulation and data rates
    • Basic modulation methods
    • Gaussian filtered frequency shift keying
    • Bandwidth comparisons
  • BLE channel set and radio performance
    • Advertising channels
    • Data channels
    • Transmit power and data rate
    • Receive sensitivity requirements
    • Receive interference performance

Part 3: BLE Link Layer

  • Device states
    • Standby, scanner, advertiser, initiator, connection
  • Packet types and processing
    • Device addresses
    • Packet formats
    • Protocol data unit (PDU) structure
    • PDU processing
  • Advertising
    • PDU types
    • Advertising events
    • Responses to advertising
  • Scanning
    • PDU types
    • Scanning events
  • Initiating
    • PDU type
    • Link layer data fields
  • Connecting
    • Connection timing
  • Data channel selection
    • Mapping and remapping
    • Hopping example
  • Acknowledgment and flow control
    • Data channel PDU
    • Packet acknowledgment and retransmissions
  • Control processes
    • Control PDU types
    • Control operations

Part 4: BLE Higher Protocols

  • Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP)
    • Role of L2CAP in data services
    • L2CAP functions and assumptions
    • L2CAP frame types and connection
    • L2CAP events and actions
  • Host interfacing and examples
    • Role of the host controller interface (HCI)
    • HCI commands and events
    • HCI as a high-level language
  • Attribute protocol (ATT)
    • Attribute definition
    • ATT operation on attributes
    • ATT retrieval example

Part 5: BLE Profiles, Implementation, and Qualification

  • Profile overview
    • Profiles and their purpose
    • Generic Bluetooth profile stack
  • Generic Access Profile (GAP)
    • Purpose and term definitions
    • BLE GAP functions
    • Device roles
  • Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)
    • Purpose and term definitions
    • GATT server
    • GATT client
  • Example: Find Me profile (FMP)
    • Concept and device roles
    • FMP example: lost key fob
  • Example: Heart Rate profile (HRP)
    • Concept and device roles
    • Heart rate sensor
    • Collector
    • Connection establishment
  • Implementation
    • LE devices and integration
    • Low power methods and battery conservation
    • Sample BLE performance
    • BLE integration choices
  • Qualification
    • FCC Part 95 overview
    • BSIG qualification overview
    • Qualification steps

Part 6: Bluetooth Low Energy Security

  • Security concepts
    • Authentication
    • Authorization
    • Data integrity
    • Data confidentiality
    • Privacy
  • Cryptographic methods
    • Shared key
    • Public key
  • BLE keys
    • Temporary key
    • Short-term key
    • Long-term key
    • Identity resolving key
    • Connection signature resolving key
  • Pairing and bonding
    • Pairing information exchange
    • Authentication and signing
    • Key distribution
    • Bonding

Part 7: Coexisting with Other Networks

  • Overview of coexistence challenges
    • Interoperability and coexistence
    • Methods of evaluating coexistence problems
    • Good neighbor policy
  • Coexisting with legacy Bluetooth
    • Piconet interference characteristics
  • Coexisting with Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi effect on BLE
    • BLE effect on Wi-Fi
  • Techniques for improving coexistence
    • The “Two Meter Rule”
    • Collocating devices in the same host

Part 8: Comparisons and Conclusions

  • BLE Comparison with Other M2M/IoT Technologies
    • Legacy Bluetooth
    • ZigBee
    • Z-Wave
    • ANT
    • X10
    • Wi-Fi
    • Other technologies of interest to the client
  • Conclusions

Bluetooth Low Energy Training (BLE) Workshop Wrap-up: Course Recap, Discussion, and Evaluation

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