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Need to know Some basics about RF

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Hi all,

could someone give me a brief idea about this.

1. I want to communicate between two device which are about say 100metres apart.What technology should i use. (Excluding GSM)

2. What is the difference between

- Low power RF
- Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth
- Zigbee

Is it possible to implement those discretely.

3. Can Low power RF chips like TI CCXXXX can be used for 100mtrs?
If not, what is the next solution.


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you can select TI cc4432 for your project
 

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hi,
ur question is v general
plz b more specific
bluetooth, zigbee are far different...
for ex
what is the application, nature of th data
the band width ....
thanx
 

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Thanks for the response.

Application is to collect data from energy meters which are in area of about 100meters.

The data has to be collected using a handheld device which uses a microcontroller.

There is NO Line of sight.
what could be the best solution for this.?

I am just getting some basic info about RF. But will be helpful if someone get my path right.

pl let me know if its not still clear...

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th best solution for sensors dac ... to use zigbee
because low data rate nd low power consumption nd 100 m coverage is guranteed :)
i think we used Freescale’s ZigBee Modules MC13192
 

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Despite of many votes for 2.4 GHz and ZigBee technology, you should consider also this points:

- wireless meter reading is basically a low data rate, and a simple master-slave application. It doesn't need many features provided
by ZigBee and similar
- electromagnetic wave transmission inside a building is better at lower frequencies
- the M-Bus standard has already a specification for 870 MHz wireless transmission (EN 13757-4).

Also if you want to design your own protocl layer, TI CC1xxx or sub GHz transceivers from other manufacturers, e.g. Hope
RF are an interesting option in my opinion..
 

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FvM, that was a very much valuable response. Appreciate it.
I'll do some homework on this and get back.
 

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