Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Engineering Honours


Faculty of Communications, Health and Science

First Advisor

Dr Stefan Lachowicz

Second Advisor

Dr Ma Zhong Ming


In order to enable existing computers (non-Bluetooth ready) to connect to a Bluetooth piconet, a Bluetooth hardware device comprising of the Radio antenna, the baseband and control circuit is used. The digital portion of this device is also known as a Host Controller, HC. In the traditional communication lingo, the Bluetooth Hardware functions, as the Data Communication Equipment (DCE) while the Host is the Data terminal Equipment (DTE). This report discusses the theory and implementation of the communication protocol between the Host and the Host Controller, enabling communication between the computer and the Bluetooth hardware