BLE or IEEE 802.15.4: Which Home IoT Communication Solution is more Energy-Efficient?

Fafoutis, Xenofon and Tsimbalo, Evgeny and Zhao, Wenrui and Chen, Haowen and Mellios, Evangelos and Harwin, William and Piechocki, Robert and Craddock, Ian (2016) BLE or IEEE 802.15.4: Which Home IoT Communication Solution is more Energy-Efficient? EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things, 2 (5): 4. ISSN 2414-1399

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Abstract

IEEE 802.15.4 (used by Zigbee, 6LoWPAN and Thread) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are two widely used wireless standards for ultra low power IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and smart home applications. In this article, we present the first comparison of the physical layer of the two protocols, focusing on two performance metrics: energy eÿciency and wireless coverage. The comparison uses the first radio that seamlessly supports both protocols; therefore, the protocols are compared on identical hardware and software. By combining the two metrics, we quantify the performance, and identify in which types of links it is preferable to use one protocol or the other, thus providing practical guidelines to developers of short-range energy-constrained wireless networks and smart home applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: IEEE 802.15.4, Bluetooth Low Energy, physical layer, energy-eÿciency, smart homes, Internet of Things
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: EAI Editor III.
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2020 11:47
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2020 11:47
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/626

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