Bluetooth wireless technology is set to revolutionize personal connectivity by providing freedom from wired connections. Bluetooth is a specification for a small form-factor, low-cost radio solution providing links between mobile computers, mobile phones and other portable and handheld devices. The Bluetooth community has recently developed specifications that define how to use streaming audio over a Bluetooth link. This opens up the technology to a whole new class of audio devices, such as wireless stereo headsets, wireless speakers, and wireless portable MP3 players just to name a few.

This paper describes the purpose of the different Bluetooth A/V specifications and how Bluetooth streaming audio works. Then it discusses some of the design issues of developing an embedded Bluetooth streaming audio application.