Bluetooth Support from Communications Toolbox

Capabilities and Features

Communications Toolbox™ Library for the Bluetooth® Protocol provides standard-compliant functions and reference examples for the design, modeling, simulation, and testing of Bluetooth communications systems. The library supports protocol layer modeling, network modeling, link-level simulation, golden reference verification, and test waveform generation.

With the library, you can configure, simulate, measure, and analyze end-to-end communications links. You can modify or customize the library functions and use them as reference models for implementing Bluetooth systems and devices.

The library provides reference examples to help you model the behavior of Bluetooth devices or a network of Bluetooth devices. Adapt the reference designs provided to explore communication in multi-node networks and study the system performance of your designs. Using the Bluetooth library, you can model and analyze interference from other networks and co-existence with other networks.

Use Cases:

The Bluetooth library enables you to simulate and analyze Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) PHY layer with:

  • Waveform generation and visualization
  • Signal recovery and analysis
  • End-to-end simulation

You can also model, simulate, and analyze Bluetooth protocol stack and network layer with:

  • BLE channel selection algorithms
  • BLE devices connection procedure
  • BLE network co-existence with WLAN interference
  • Applications such as Heart Rate Profile (HRP), with all layers of the stack

Work with over-the-air signals using Pluto SDR hardware with:

  • BLE signal transmission over a channel
  • BLE signal capture over a channel
  • Performing receiver operations to decode the BLE signal

Key features:

  • Standard-compliant models for Bluetooth 5.0
  • Waveform generation and decoding
  • Signal processing functions, including channel coding, synchronization, channel estimation, and equalization
  • Link-level simulation with reference examples
  • Generate and decode protocol messages, including link layer, L2CAP, ATT, and GAP
  • Channel selection algorithms
  • Network modeling examples, including modeling of interference and co-existence
  • C and C++ code generation support

Platform and Release Support

See the hardware support package system requirements table for current and prior version, release, and platform availability.