Bluetooth, ZigBee, and Wibree: A Comparison of WPAN Technologies

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Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) designs have been flourishing in recent years. The pervasive success of Bluetooth has been a boon to all devices in the IEEE 802.15 working group. As competing and complementary standards are formed within this working group, a successful embedded system designer must understand the differences between the technology standards. It is the goal of this paper to examine three: Bluetooth, ZigBee, and Wibree.