Generic Access Profile (GAP) Overview

The Generic Access Profile (GAP) modes and procedures form the cornerstone for Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) 'control-plane' operations:

  • Discover and connect with peers
  • Broadcast data
  • Establish secure connections

GAP defines these and other fundamental operations in a standard, universally understood manner. It's important to understand GAP, since most BLE implementations provide GAP APIs for applications wishing to use this functionality.

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The GAP Layer Defines:

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