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Create, Configure, and Simulate Bluetooth LE Broadcast Audio Network

This example shows you how to simulate a Bluetooth low energy (LE) isochronous broadcast audio network by using Bluetooth® Toolbox.

Using this example, you can:

  1. Create and configure a Bluetooth LE piconet with an isochronous broadcaster and receivers.

  2. Add application traffic at the broadcaster.

  3. Simulate the broadcast isochronous network and retrieve the statistics of the broadcaster and receivers.

Create a Bluetooth LE node, specifying the role as "isochronous-broadcaster". Specify the name and position of the node.

broadcasterNode = bluetoothLENode("isochronous-broadcaster");
broadcasterNode.Name = "Broadcaster";
broadcasterNode.Position = [0 0 0];                            % In x-, y-, and z-coordinates, in meters

Create two Bluetooth LE nodes, specifying the role as "synchronized-receiver". Specify the name and position of the nodes.

receiverNode1 = bluetoothLENode("synchronized-receiver");
receiverNode1.Name = "Receiver1";
receiverNode1.Position = [10 0 0];
receiverNode2 = bluetoothLENode("synchronized-receiver");
receiverNode2.Name = "Receiver2";
receiverNode2.Position = [20 0 0]
receiverNode2 = 
  bluetoothLENode with properties:

        TransmitterPower: 20
         TransmitterGain: 0
           ReceiverRange: 100
            ReceiverGain: 0
     ReceiverSensitivity: -100
             NoiseFigure: 0
    InterferenceFidelity: 0
                    Name: 'Receiver2'
                Position: [20 0 0]

   Read-only properties:
                    Role: 'synchronized-receiver'
               BIGConfig: [1x1 bluetoothLEBIGConfig]
          TransmitBuffer: [1x1 struct]
                      ID: 3

Create a default Bluetooth LE broadcast isochronous group (BIG) configuration object.

cfgBIG = bluetoothLEBIGConfig
cfgBIG = 
  bluetoothLEBIGConfig with properties:

        SeedAccessAddress: '78E52493'
                  PHYMode: 'LE1M'
                   NumBIS: 1
              ISOInterval: 0.0050
               BISSpacing: 0.0022
              SubInterval: 0.0022
                   MaxPDU: 251
              BurstNumber: 1
    PretransmissionOffset: 0
          RepetitionCount: 1
             NumSubevents: 1
           BISArrangement: 'sequential'
                BIGOffset: 0
        ReceiveBISNumbers: 1
             UsedChannels: [0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ... ]
            InstantOffset: 6
    BaseCRCInitialization: '1234'

Configure the broadcaster and receiver nodes so they use the default BIG parameters.


Create a networkTrafficOnOff object to generate an On-Off application traffic pattern. Specify the data rate in kb/s and the packet size in bytes. Enable packet generation to generate an application packet with a payload.

traffic = networkTrafficOnOff(DataRate=500, ...
                              PacketSize=10, ...

Add application traffic at the broadcaster node by using the addTrafficSource object function.


Create a broadcast isochronous network consisting of LE broadcast audio nodes.

nodes = {broadcasterNode receiverNode1 receiverNode2};

Initialize the broadcast isochronous network simulation by using the helperWirelessNetwork helper object. This helper object uses these object functions.

  • runNode: Run the Bluetooth LE nodes.

  • pushChannelData and channelInvokeDecision: Apply the channel impairments to the transmitted packet. Distribute the impaired packet to the receiving buffers of the nodes that intend to receive the packet.

networkSimulator = helperWirelessNetwork(nodes);

Set the simulation time in seconds and run the simulation.

simulationTime = 0.5;      

Retrieve application, link layer (LL), and physical layer (PHY) statistics corresponding to the broadcaster and receiver nodes. For more information about the statistics, see Bluetooth LE Node Statistics.

broadcasterStats = statistics(broadcasterNode)
broadcasterStats = struct with fields:
    Name: 'Broadcaster'
     App: [1x1 struct]
      LL: [1x1 struct]
     PHY: [1x1 struct]

receiver1Stats = statistics(receiverNode1)
receiver1Stats = struct with fields:
    Name: 'Receiver1'
     App: [1x1 struct]
      LL: [1x1 struct]
     PHY: [1x1 struct]

receiver2Stats = statistics(receiverNode2)
receiver2Stats = struct with fields:
    Name: 'Receiver2'
     App: [1x1 struct]
      LL: [1x1 struct]
     PHY: [1x1 struct]


[1] Bluetooth® Technology Website. “Bluetooth Technology Website | The Official Website of Bluetooth Technology.” Accessed November 22, 2021.

[2] Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). "Bluetooth Core Specification." Version 5.3.

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