Difference between Bluetooth and BLE

Difference between Bluetooth and BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy)

Comparison between Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy


  • The Key Difference between Bluetooth and BLE are below the table.
Bluetooth and BLE Difference
Bluetooth and BLE Difference

Comparison Chart

Parameters Classic Bluetooth Bluetooth Low Energy
Range 100m 50m
Data Rate 1-3 Mbit/s 1 Mbit/s
Throughput 0.7-2.1 Mbit/s 0.27 Mbit/s
Number of Active Slaves 7 Not defined
Security 56 / 128-bit and application layer user defined. 128-bit AES with Counter Mode CBC-MAC and application layer user defined.
Robustness Adaptive fast frequency hopping, FEC, fast ACK Adaptive frequency hopping. 24-bit CRC, Lazy AcIcnowledgement, 32-bit Message Integrity Check
Latency 100 ms 6 ms
Voice Capable Yes No
Topology Scatternet Star-bus
Peak currant consumption Less than 30 mA Less than 20 mA

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