Title: Bluehoc-based simulation study of user data throughput in Bluetooth-enabled devices

Authors: Syed Rahat, Alagan Anpalagan

Addresses: WINCORE Lab, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, M5B 2K3, Canada. ' WINCORE Lab, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, M5B 2K3, Canada

Abstract: Bluetooth technology aims at allowing short-range communication between portable and/or fixed devices. It uses RF links in unlicensed ISM band. Its key features are low power and cost for data and voice transfer between communication devices and PCs. In this article, a Bluehoc-based simulation study is done to analyse various parameters that affect Bluetooth piconet throughout. It is noted that: 1) user data transfer rate is affected by distance, number of slaves, slave start time and master inquiry timeout; 2) connection stability for SCO and ACL links depends differently on start time and inquiry timeout.

Keywords: Bluetooth piconet throughout; Bluehoc; ACL links; SCO links; post connection throughput; simulation; user data transfer rate; connection stability; start time; inquiry timeout; data throughput.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2010.035558

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.412 - 428

Received: 10 May 2009
Accepted: 09 Dec 2009

Published online: 30 Sep 2010 *

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