Bluetooth low energy Transmitter
A Bluetooth low energy device maximum operating range is directly related to the power output. The power output is important in conductive testing because the DUTs and the Frontline unit are connected directly to each other, usually over small distances. The absence of power loss, which occurs during over-the-air transmission, means that larger than normal power levels may be present at the receiving port. Attenuation may be necessary to protect both the DUT and the Frontline unit from excessive power input and to ensure reliable operation.
"Bluetooth low energy Transmitter" lists the maximum power and operating range for Bluetooth low energy transmitters.
|Bluetooth SIG Specification||Maximum Power||Operating Range|
|Up to 4||10 dBm (5 mW)||50 meters|
Caution: Good engineering judgment is essential to protecting both the Frontline low energy protocol analyzer and the devices under test from power levels that could cause damage. The procedures contained here are general guidelines for connecting the equipment for conductive testing.