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  Capturing Bluetooth Traffic, the Right Way 
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Bluetooth® is a wireless protocol utilizing short-range communications technology facilitating data transmissions over short distances from fixed and/or mobile devices, creating wireless personal area networks (PANs). The intent behind the development of Bluetooth was the creation of a single digital wireless protocol, capable of connecting multiple devices and overcoming issues arising from synchronization of these devices. Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, telephones, laptops, personal computers, printers, GPS receivers, digital cameras, and video game consoles over a secure, globally unlicensed Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) 2.4 GHz short-range radio frequency bandwidth. The Bluetooth specifications are developed and licensed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). The Bluetooth SIG consists of companies in the areas of telecommunication, computing, networking, and consumer electronics.

Ellisys Bluetooth Protocol Testing Revolution

Traffic analysis is one of the key day-to-day activities of Bluetooth engineers looking to rapidly test and debug their implementations.  Unfortunately, Bluetooth over-the-air sniffing has always been some difficult task topic.  Legacy sniffing methods suffered from major drawbacks, making them unreliable and unusable in some circumstances, therefore making Bluetooth engineers' lives difficult. 

Ellisys worked during many years on a groundbreaking protocol test system radically overcoming drawbacks of those legacy approaches to Bluetooth sniffing and developed the revolutionary Ellisys Rainbow capture technology, enabling synchrounous, concurrent, All-Channel, Full-Spectrum capture of all Bluetooth 2.1 BR/EDR channels, plus all Bluetooth Low Energy channels, in addition to HCI channels. Find out more »

"It is with a lot of excitement that we finally release the result of several years of R&D to the Bluetooth community," stated Mario Pasquali, Ellisys, president for product development.  "We’re proud to say our design team delivered right on point, bringing several unique hardware and software innovations that will speed engineers development cycles and help them to confidently introduce new Bluetooth wireless technology products to the marketplace.”

"Designing such a unique piece of equipment has been a very motivating challenge," said Sylvain Fasel, Ellisys, Bluetooth engineering manager.  "We are huge fans of the Bluetooth technology and we sincerely hope our contribution will help engineers build better products more quickly."

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Bluetooth UnPlugFests

The purpose of Bluetooth UnPlugFests (UPFs) is to help the member companies who are developing products that meet the Bluetooth Specifications to interoperate. The goal is to help to ensure conformance to the specifications and to improve interoperability between the products from different manufacturers.

Ellisys is the selected Debugging Sponsor of the UnPlugFests. As such, Ellisys experts help participants by capturing their traffic with the revolutionary All-Channel Ellisys Bluetooth Explorer protocol analyzer, and by reviewing the captured traffic for interoperability issues. UPFs are unique opportunities to test extensively a device implementation and every company involved in Bluetooth is highly encouraged to participate.


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