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Bluetooth Revealed by >Chatschik Bisdikian, Brent A. Miller

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Chapter 5. The Bluetooth Protocol Stack

The core portion of the Bluetooth specification contains the protocol stack. This stack allows devices to locate, connect to and exchange data with each other and to execute interoperable, interactive applications against each other. In this section we present the major components of the Bluetooth protocol stack, highlighting the relationships among the various layers. The protocols are presented in more detail in following chapters.

The Protocol Stack Components

Figure 5.1 depicts the high-level components of the Bluetooth protocol stack. The elements of the stack (protocols, layers, applications, and so on) are logically partitioned into three groups:

  • the transport protocol group;

  • the middleware protocol

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