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Bluetooth and the IOE - New Opportunities

This research analysis seeks to provide an in-depth assessment of the market opportunities for Bluetooth, discussing both new technical enhancements and how they can help to make Bluetooth the connectivity solution of choice across a number of IoT verticals. In addition, it will assess the competitive landscape within each of these markets, provide an understanding of Bluetooth’s strengths and limitations, and provide guidance on how IC suppliers and OEMs will be able to maximize their opportunities in the coming years. The research analysis will also outline where the biggest opportunities for Bluetooth will be over the next five to ten years.

Table of Contents

  • 1. BLUETOOTH HISTORY AND EVOLUTION
  • 2. TECHNICAL OVERVIEW AND MARKET DRIVERS
  • 3. BLUETOOTH SMART DEVICE MARKET DRIVERS
    • 3.1. Ultra-low Power Performance
    • 3.2. Ubiquitous Presence in Mobile Devices
    • 3.3. Low Cost
    • 3.4. Growing Membership
    • 3.5. Ease of Development
    • 3.6. Mature and Proven
    • 3.7. Availability from Numerous Vendors
    • 3.8. Availability of Low-cost Sensors
    • 3.9. Standards-based Technology and Interoperability
    • 3.10. Fast-evolving Technology
    • 3.11. Chipset Developments
  • 4. BLUETOOTH MARKET BARRIERS
    • 4.1. Range Limitations
    • 4.2. Lack of IP Support
    • 4.3. Competition
    • 4.4. Bluetooth Gateways
  • 5. RECENT AND FUTURE TECHNICAL ENHANCEMENTS TO BLUETOOTH
    • 5.1. Importance of IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart for the IoT
    • 5.2. Mesh Networking
    • 5.3. Range Extension
    • 5.4. Throughput Increase
  • 6. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
    • 6.1. Bluetooth Total Market Forecast
    • 6.2. Bluetooth "Classic" versus Smart versus Smart Ready
    • 6.3. Bluetooth Shipments by Vertical Market
  • 7. MARKET ANALYSIS
    • 7.1. Smartphones
    • 7.2. Tablets
  • 8. SMART HOME
    • 8.1. Smart Home
    • 8.2. Smart Lighting
    • 8.3. Connected Home
  • 9. ACCESSORY MARKETS
  • 10. WEARABLES
  • 11. AUTOMOTIVE
  • 12. BEACONS, BLUETOOTH TAGS, AND TRACKERS
  • 13. ROBOTICS
  • 14. OTHER EMERGING USE CASES
  • 15. COMBO ICS
  • 16. CHALLENGES
    • 16.1. Security
    • 16.2. Competition
    • 16.3. Challenges for IC Suppliers with Falling ASPs
    • 16.4. Moving beyond Gimmicks
    • 16.5. Wider IoT Challenges
    • 16.6. Scale Beyond Smartphones
  • 17. TRANSFORMATIVE THREATS
    • 17.1. Increasing
    • 17.2. Decreasing
  • 18. MARKET GUIDANCE
  • 19. CONCLUSION