Paul, do you think Zigbee is suitable for real-time applications?
My current project needs a rapid response to an input. We originally tried to apply sub-1G with simple peer-to-peer network. But latter, we have to deal with expanding the wireless coverage. Mesh network such as Zigbee is perfect for our purpose, but I am not sure whether it can provide good real-time performance, say less than 100ms average delay for about 30 nodes. For example, the frequency we are choosing is 2.4GHz and average payload is 40 bytes long.
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