With the introduction of Bluetooth low energy technology, considerable

With the introduction of Bluetooth low energy technology, considerable interest has been seen on its possibilities. Bluetooth low energy technology has some important limitations as well as benefits; it is quite different from Classic Bluetooth technology.

Bluetooth low energy technology enables new applications and is ideal for applications requiring episodic or periodic transfer of small amounts of data.

In a Bluetooth application where streaming data is used, Classic Bluetooth technology is the preferred choice as it achieves substantially greater throughput than Bluetooth low energy technology.

The most noted differences lie in the following:
– Power consumption
– Connection set-up time
– Throughput
– Number of nodes
– Advertising
– Software structure
– Apple connectivity