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Bluetooth Class of Device code information
« on: November 22, 2008, 04:26:41 PM »
The Class of Device/Service field
The Class of Device/Service (CoD) field has a variable format. The format is indicated using the 'Format Type field' within the CoD. The length of the Format Type field is variable and ends with two bits different from '11'. The version field starts at the least significant bit of the CoD and may extend upwards.
In the 'format #1' of the CoD (Format Type field = 00), 11 bits are assigned as a bit-mask (multiple bits can be set) each bit corresponding to a high level generic category of service class. Currently 7 categories are defined. These are primarily of a 'public service' nature. The remaining 11 bits are used to indicate device type category and other device-specific characteristics.
Any reserved but otherwise unassigned bits, such as in the Major Service Class field, should be set to 0.
(See Attached File) For Bit Diagram.
Figure 1: The Class of Device/Service field (first format type). Please note the order in which the octets are sent on the air and stored in memory. Bit number 0 is sent first on the air.
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