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Bluetooth pairing usually involves some level of user interaction to confirm the identity of the user and/or the devices themselves. There are many pairing mechanisms available across the versions of Bluetooth (v2.0 through v4.0). This process is typically lengthy and sometimes confusing to the user, and so this application report is aimed at showing TI technology developers details on implementing a simplified pairing scheme method outlined by the NFC Forum using an MSP430F5529 (a TI ultralow power MCU), a TRF7970A (a TI NFC transceiver IC), and an CC2560 (a TI Bluetooth radio IC).

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