Bluetooth Mesh Networking Learning Center

Mesh networking is a new topology available for Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) devices that enables many-to-many (m:m) communications. It's optimized for creating large-scale node networks and is ideally suited for building automation, sensor networks, and asset tracking solutions.

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Learn about the capabilities and benefits of Bluetooth mesh networks.

Extending the Capabilities of Bluetooth with Mesh Networking

Bluetooth LE has traditionally leveraged broadcast based and/or point-to-point star network topologies for device communications. Device-to-device pairing and LE beaconing were the main use cases served. With the addition of mesh networking, developers can now deliver a much broader portfolio of solutions for the IoT.

Star vs Mesh Network Topology for Bluetooth Devices

Key Benefits of Bluetooth Mesh Systems

  • Extending the range of connections from gateways or mobile clients with multi-hop communication
  • Reducing power consumption in a system with shorter transmission distances between nodes
  • Increase network scale and nodes with mesh topology
  • Delivering optimal responsiveness with node-to-node communication
  • Provide state-of-the-art security with dual-layer security and communications which are authenticated, encrypted and obfuscated
  • Combine mesh networking and Bluetooth beaconing and phone connectivity
  • Improve system reliability with multipath message delivery

Applications

Home and Building Automation

Improve system reliability.

Maximize battery life.

Support device-to-device communication.

Beaconing

Simplify beacon management.

Deliver location services.

Increase beacon service range.

Lighting

Provide instant response to switches.

Deliver advanced lighting control.

Integrate additional functionality.

Asset Tracking

Eliminate manual scanning.

Determine location in real-time.

Simplify beacon deployment.



Technology Highlights

Bluetooth Mesh extends LE and is supported on versions 4.0 and greater. It utilizes managed flood messaging framework to communicate between devices.   

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Bluetooth Mesh Stack

Review the Bluetooth mesh stack architecture and implementation options.



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Messaging and Node Types

Learn how different Bluetooth mesh nodes communicate with each other.



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