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Low cost, low power RF for home automation?

Discussion in 'Embedded' started by Mikkel Loennerup Christensen, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Hi group!

    I am looking for low cost, low power RF for home automation.. I have looked
    at Bluetooth and ZigBee.
    And they seems OK, however Bluetooth is quite power consuming and ZigBee is
    not available at the market in large scale.
    Do you have other technologies to be mentioned??

    Mikkel Loennerup Christensen, Sep 25, 2003
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  2. Mikkel Loennerup Christensen

    Iain Tebbutt Guest

    You could also look at using the license free ISM bands. IIRC these
    are at 433MHz and 868MHz in the UK and (I think) 915MHz in the US.
    Depending on your volume you can get FCC/CE marked modules for a few
    dollars/pounds or if your volumes are high enough you can roll your
    own using one of a range of transmitter/receiver chips from the likes
    of Atmel or Chipcon.

    We've achieved ranges exceeding 200m with this type of RF so you'd
    easily be able to cover a house!


    Iain Tebbutt
    www.claritech.co.uk - Hardware and Software Design
    Iain Tebbutt, Sep 25, 2003
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  3. Mikkel Loennerup Christensen

    Mike Harding Guest

    What type of antenna are you using?

    Mike Harding
    Mike Harding, Sep 25, 2003
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