Day 1 and 2 added a lot of valuable knowledge to my problem solving toolbox. It was also a great way to briefly catch up on the basics of current RF systems, especially MIMO and beam forming in harsh environments.
Our company designs products for harsh environmental conditions; high vibration, -40C to +85C temp. Wireless communication and control is a question that comes up from prospective customers. Safety and failsafe design are parts of the designs.
FANNY: Manny year ago, telecommunication engineers had to learn about antenna design, which was the most dificult course in engineering school. Are folks still studying that and applying that kind of expertise inthe industry?
the optimum way to position antennas is at 45 degree angles. You shoudl use the same orientation of antennas (polarization) among all the communicating devies. 802.11 uses vertical polarization by convention.
Thanks. FYI those without PowerPoint using GoogleDocs: Your slides do not convert to Google format and almost all have unreadable parts as unconverted docs, due to incompatible fonts I think. e.g. text runs off the bottom or under graphics.
Will need to pick a band and an architecture and try to stick with it as the company grows and adds capability. 3D models to CNC machinery, subtractive and additive processes. Considering a leased environment to stay away from tech obsolescence.
Not at this time, but it is always a consideration when designing any system when trying to brainstorm future implementations - if can be designed in easily up front - could more easliy create a market solution later.
@Alex - 802.11... What are the new standards since 'n' Also, what might be available for someone who has not done an embedded interface to an 802.11. How is it done? What are the HW and firmware choices?
Alex, same e-mail today (...As a special offer, we are offering each of today's qualified attendees a $5 Starbucks Card. So don't miss out. Attend this afternoon's session to receive your $5 Starbucks card. We look forward to you participating....). How do we get it?
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