what is the complexity to communicate to another node rather than another Microchip wireless system. that is communicating with a PC or internet web site?
You wouldn't use the MiWi protocol or an 802.15.4 transceiver module to communicate information to a PC or an Internet connection for general-purpose use. The transceivers have a range of about 100 feet indoors, perhaps as far as 300 feet outdoors (clear field). Data rates are about 250 kbits/second. You would use these modules in sensor networks, for security systems, building monitors, etc. You CAN connect them to a PC to report this information, but you wouldn't use them for Web browsing or email communications. For those apps, use WiFi.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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