A Xilinx UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver and Transmitter) to PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect bus) bridging solution is ideal to integrate the emerging Bluetooth communications standard into legacy systems. It leverages a wide variety of low-cost Bluetooth components, and can be quickly implemented and optimized to ensure minimal impact on host system performance. The result is a fast-to-market, cost effective solution that preserves host MIPS for the primary device application.