Following are the difference between IrDA and bluetooth
|Infrared light as communication media.
||Radio frequency of 2.4 GHz is used as communication.
|It has max data rates is 4Mb per second.
||It has max data rates is 1Mb per second.
|Infrared only works between two devices at a time.
||Bluetooth can work with as many as mobile device.
|The open loop control system is more sensitive to noise.
||The close loop control system is less sensitive to noise.
|Its communication range is up to at least 1m.
||IIts communication range up to 100m.
|IrDA has strong security.
||Bluetooth has less security.
|It has point to point connection with narrow angle of 30 degree.
||It has multipoint connection with Omni-directional.
|IrDA is useful in LAN (Local Area Network) technology.
||Bluetooth is useful in personal area network .
|Communication is blocked by obstacles that block light as infrared light is used in line of sight.
||Communication is not blocked by obstacles that block light as radio waves are used.
|It has poor accuracy.
||It has better accuracy.