Input Output Ports/Connections

Bluetooth Port

Ports

A port is basically an interface between the computer and the output devices like printer, speakers, mouse, etc. Besides, it can be of many types like Bluetooth port, PS/2 port, serial port, parallel port, USB Port, infrared port, etc. Moreover, we know that the processing speed of the CPU and memory is much faster than the input/output devices. Hence, it is important to take care that the data lines do not engage for a long time else it can affect the overall performance. Therefore, we connect these devices through the ports.

Characteristics of Computer Ports

  • We use the ports to connect external devices like printers, USB, speakers, etc.
  • Ports in other words are slots on the motherboard to which we connect the external devices.

Types of Ports

The ports are of different types as follows:

  • Serial Port
  • Parallel Port
  • PS/2 Port
  • Bluetooth Port
  • USB Port
  • Infrared Port
  • VGA Port
  • Game Port
  • Modem Port etc.

Let us study the bluetooth port in detail.

Bluetooth Port

It is basically a telecommunication port that allows wireless connection and exchange of data over a short-range wireless connection. Moreover, it is possible in mobiles, computers and other digital devices too. Besides, it uses short-range radio waves for sharing the data. The range for Bluetooth connection is around 10m. Furthermore, it is commonly used in PC s, mobiles, wireless, keyboards, and mice. Besides, nowadays, headsets and wireless speakers are using Bluetooth effectively. There are two types of Bluetooth ports as follows:

  • Incoming Port: It receives connections from other Bluetooth devices.
  • Outgoing Port: It requests connection to other Bluetooth devices.

Infrared Port

It enables wireless connection of data through infrared rays. Moreover, it works within a range of 10m. Furthermore, any two devices having an infrared port face each other so that they can share data through infrared rays.

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Difference Between Infrared and Bluetooth Port

The differences between infrared and Bluetooth port are as follows:

Infrared Port Bluetooth Port
  • It uses the infrared days for the transmission of data.
  • It uses radio waves for the transmission of data.
  • The range for infrared transmission is quite less around 1-5m only.
  • Whereas Bluetooth allows data transmission of a range up to 10-15m.
  • The transmission speed is in a range of around 15-16 Mbps.
  • It has a very low speed of transmission between 1-3 Mbps only.
  • The communicating devices must be in a direct line of contact for the transmission to occur.
  • Whereas, there is no such restriction on Bluetooth and devices can be positioned anywhere with respect to each other.
  • Generally, we use it in remote controls, wireless, keyboards, and mice.
  • Generally, we use it in wireless headsets, wireless speakers, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What are ports?

A1. A port is basically an interface between the computer and the output devices like printer, speakers, mouse, etc. Besides, it can be of many types like serial port, parallel port, USB Port, etc.

Q2. What is a Bluetooth port?

A2. Bluetooth port is basically a telecommunication port that allows wireless connection and exchange of data over a short-range wireless connection.

Q3. What kind of waves are used in Bluetooth transmission?

A3. It uses short-range radio waves for sharing the data.

Q4 What is the range for Bluetooth connection?

A4. Its range is around 10m.

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