Difference between BLE 4.2 and BLE 5

- Nov 27, 2019-

When compare Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (BLE 4.2) with Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy (BLE 5.0), we find some significant differences as following:

1. In version 5.0 of the Bluetooth Core Specification, BLE significantly promoted the transmission speed  2 times faster than BLE 4.2 (The Radio PHY promoted from 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps). It can achieve new higher-throughput applications such as audio. This improvement will make Bluetooth experience better in medical, fitness, outdoor, sports, and other product applications.

2.The communication range of BLE 5.0 is 4 times compare with BLE 4.2, which means the developers can achieve much better signal coverage with BLE 5.0.

3.The advertising capacity of BLE 5.0 has been increased to 8 times of BLE 4.2. The advertising capacity is upgraded from 31 bytes of Bluetooth 4.2 to 255 bytes of BLE 5.0. The enhanced advertising capability will bring better beacons to create more location-based indoor positioning services and navigation services.

4.BLE 5.0s power consumption is much lower than BLE 4.2.

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