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IrDA can be used to communicate using Infrared waves to other IrDA compliant devices, such as other Notebooks, PDAs and mobile phones.


Some models have an integrated IrDA transceiver that can be used in one of two modes, SIR or FIR. Generally, IrDA 1.0 supports SIR only, but IrDA 1.1 supports both SIR and FIR.

  • SIR is limited to serial data rates up to 115.2Kb/s
  • FIR is the preferred mode of IrDA operation and operates at a bandwidth of 4 Mbps

A newer VFIR standard exists, which supports speeds up to 16 Mbps. However, no models support this.

Linux support

See the How to make use of IrDA page.

External sources

Models featuring this technology

IrDA 1.0

IrDA 1.1