This October 2019 report from Silicon Lab deals with a variety of Bluetooth technologies and discusses where and why they should be used within smart homes. The topics covered include an overview Bluetooth 5, the highlights of Bluetooth mesh networking technology, multiprotocol Bluetooth and Zigbee connectivity, practical Bluetooth low energy and sub-GHz integration approaches, plug-and-play Bluetooth Xpress module for home automation, and product design. The report will be of interest to engineers, technologists, product designers, IT professionals, and system integrators.
Key words: mesh networking, controls/sensors, protocols/standards, smart cities, Internet of Things (IoT), intelligent buildings, utilities

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