I have a general question about hardware here, specifically Bluetooth 4.0. I've been looking to upgrade my little Bluetooth USB dongle from an earlier version (I think it's ~2.1) to something newer, but the speeds listed for Bluetooth 4.0 do not make sense on NewEgg / vendor sites.
Version Data rate Maximum application throughput Version 1.2 1 Mbit/s 0.7 Mbit/s Version 2.0 + EDR 3 Mbit/s 2.1 Mbit/s Version 3.0 + HS 24 Mbit/s See Version 3.0+HS. Version 4.0 See Version 4.0LE.
Now, I could be wrong, but I am seeing 4.0 devices listed with 3 MBit/s maximum speeds. Assuming backwards compatibility with previous editions, the maximum speed should be at least 24 Mbit/s.
Interface USB 2.0 Bluetooth Standards Bluetooth 4.0 Transfer rate Up to 3.0Mbps
I normally enjoy Asus stuff, and have included the above as an example.
Am I just looking at the wrong products? Is there something about the spec I do not understand? Am I reading it incorrectly? Anyone have any idea what's going on here? I don't think it's a limitation of USB 2.0...