Date

6-2017

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Andrew Danowitz

Abstract

Bluetooth, a wireless technology standard used to exchange data using radio transmissions, has made a significant impact on the audio technology industry, specifically the way people listen to music. This technology enables a wireless listening experience, eliminating the need for wires or cables between audio devices as previously required. Audio can transmit from a cellphone or laptop (an output device) to a pair of headphones or speakers (an input device) without any physical connection. Compared to alternative wireless listening solutions (i.e. FM transmitter, radio broadcast), Bluetooth offers greater reliability, audio fidelity, portability, and ease of use. To obtain this functionality, both the output and input devices require Bluetooth compatibility. This confines non-Bluetooth compatible devices to wired connections.

There exists potential for a network of units that allows two non-Bluetooth compatible devices to communicate for a wireless listening experience. These units use Bluetooth technology to communicate wirelessly, and transfer audio signals between audio devices with minimal distortion and latency. A transmitting unit connects to an audio output device and transmits the audio signals to a receiving unit. The receiving unit outputs the audio signals to an audio input device.

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