Discover Bluetooth 5

Universal wireless data transmission with many faces

2x Speed

  • 2M PHY doubles bandwidth up to 1.4 Mbps
  • 15...50% less power consumption


4x Range

  • 125/500 kbps codec PHYs improves input sensitivity and range
  • New channel selection algorithm allows +20 dBm transmit power


8x Advertisement capacity

  • Advertisement payload increases from 31 B to 254 B
  • 37 new advertisement channels
  • New advertisement procedures for Advanced Beacons


The Bluetooth 5.1 specification adds a direction finding function to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal. With Bluetooth positioning, the direction and position of devices can be detected and the location accuracy can be determined to within one metre.

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New applications and the enormous number of devices with wireless connections have also prompted various wireless standards stakeholders to develop new standards or update existing ones to meet IoT-specific requirements.

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