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ANT vs BLE | difference between ANT and BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy)

This page compares ANT vs BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy) and mentions difference between ANT and BLE technologies. Both ANT and BLE(Bluetooth Low energy) are short distance, low power and low data rate wireless technologies.

ANT technology

It is another ultra low power and short range wireless standard similar to BLE. It also operates in 2.4 GHz band. The protocol stack is developed and sold by Dynastream Innovations Inc. (canadian company).
ANT nodes operate either as master or slave and can work either in transmit or receive mode. It can also function as repeater as requierd to extend the coverage of ANT network.
Refer ANT Basics➤.

BLE-Bluetooth Low Energy technology

It is variation of original traditional bluetooth standard with low power consumption. It is a Wireless Personal Area Network standard which operates at 2.4GHz band. As it consumes less power and goes to sleep, the BLE device can be operated using coil cell battery for longer duration. It is also known as bluetooth smart.
Refer Bluetooth and BLE Basics➤.

Tabular Similarities and Difference between ANT and BLE

Specifications ANT BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy)
Frequency of operation 2.4 to 2.483 GHz 2.4 to 2.483 GHz
network topologies Point to Point, Star, Mesh, Tree Point to Point, Star
Modulation types GFSK (Gaussian Frequency Shift Keying) GFSK
Channel Bandwidth 1 MHz 2 MHz
Protocol Stack simple more complex
Data rate 1 Mbps 1 Mbps
Coverage Range 50 meters 50 meters
Security 64 bit key 128 bit AES
Standard Maintained by ANT+ Alliance Bluetooth ver 4.0, maintained by bluetooth alliance

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