Advantages and disadvantages of IrDA (Infrared red data association)

There are some advantages of infra red data association (IrDA) which are given below,

  • The IrDA has point to point communication.
  • It has line of sight with narrow angle of 30 degree cone.
  • It has low cost.
  • The data rate of up to 4 Mb per second can be achieved.
  • It transferred data up to one meter.
  • It has low power consumption and less expensive.
  • It is more secure.

There are some disadvantages of infra red data association (IrDA) which are given below,

  • The area for data transfer is very less.
  • Have to keep the device stable when transferring data.
  • Used for very short distance applications only.
  • Due to line of sight communication is blocked by obstacles.
  • It allow one device at a time.

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