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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2(3), 589-613; doi:10.3390/jsan2030589

Performance Analysis and Comparison of Bluetooth Low Energy with IEEE 802.15.4 and SimpliciTI

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Oulu Southern Institute, University of Oulu, Ylivieska, 84100, Finland
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Department of Electronic Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Chania, 73135, Greece
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Received: 17 July 2013 / Revised: 12 August 2013 / Accepted: 14 August 2013 / Published: 22 August 2013
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Abstract

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a recently developed energy-efficient short-range wireless communication protocol. In this paper, we discuss and compare the maximum peer-to-peer throughput, the minimum frame turnaround time, and the energy consumption for three protocols, namely BLE, IEEE 802.15.4 and SimpliciTI. The specifics and the main contributions are the results both of the theoretical analysis and of the empirical measurements, which were executed using the commercially available hardware transceivers and software stacks. The presented results reveal the protocols’ capabilities and enable one to estimate the feasibility of using these technologies for particular applications. Based on the presented results, we draw conclusions regarding the feasibility and the most suitable application scenarios of the BLE technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bluetooth Low Energy; BLE; 802.15.4, SimpliciTI, performance; throughput; latency; efficiency; measurements; energy Bluetooth Low Energy; BLE; 802.15.4, SimpliciTI, performance; throughput; latency; efficiency; measurements; energy
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Mikhaylov, K.; Plevritakis, N.; Tervonen, J. Performance Analysis and Comparison of Bluetooth Low Energy with IEEE 802.15.4 and SimpliciTI. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2, 589-613.

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