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Good presentation on MiWi networks

Iron

I have heard about power booster... but I had no use of it

Thanks, Fred and Lauren.

Iron

Again, thanks for participating today.. "See" you tomorrow..

Blogger

Okay, thanks. See you tomorrow

Gold

@78RPM

The "template" board is my design.  I get my boards from a board house and do the assembly in my shop.

The boards are not commercially available.

Blogger

?? Fred, I was thinking the boards in the slides were designed by you and you etched them yourself.  So you're saying they are commercially available?  From Digi-Key, no doubt.  Can you provide part numbers?

Gold

THank you all for being here today.

Have I missed anyone's question?

Blogger

@78RPM

The circuit boards come with a solder mask.  All I have to do is apply solder paste to the exposed pads.  I use an EFD dispensing device for small boards and laser cut metal stencils for production runs.

Blogger

@Ferrero

A dedicated MiWi application demo is not in the script for this lecture.

Maybe a suggestion  note to the Design News CEC staff would be in order..

Blogger

?? Fred, When you make the circuit boards for SMT parts, you have to make a solder mask for the flux, right?  Before you bake it in the oven.  Do you use a solder flux mask?

Gold

This link will get you a whole series of related documents...

http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en536084

hth

 

Iron

@FrankMcCarthy

The PIC micro senses the buttons in the "normal" PIC way :-)

Blogger

@78RPM

I don't quite understand your question.

Blogger

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Iron

@Jpd, I just now went to Microchip website and entered MiWi in the search window. There are several application notes that look promising for you and me. AN1066, AN1204 and AN1371

Gold

Fred,

I will it possible to show some application of MiWi Network?

Iron

@Jpd

And, the Microchip Application Libraries.  Some very good code examples can be found there.

Blogger

??Fred, how did you sense SW1 and SW2 on the MiWi Comm Demo board?

 

@Jpd

Microchip application note AN1284.

Blogger

  @N3WWN

I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band :-)

I suggest sending an email to Lauren. She can give you a definitive answer.

Blogger

?? Fred, How do you make your solder masks?

Gold

You made this very clear and usable.  I had seen some of this before, but now have a better understanding of the protocol.  I hope to see you tomorrow.  Thanks for a great lecture.

Iron

Fred, where what wouldyou suggest as a resource to become more familiar with the code syntax used in the API?  I'm not a raw recruit, but not too far from it!

Iron

Thanks for today's presentation!

Will there be additional lectures on when/how to use the different MiWi topologies?  Also, can you have lectures on how to build in redundancy, perform inter-pan communication, auto-configure devices as RFD or FFD (PAN Coord and simple Coord) based on device count and heard nodes, etc?

Iron

Thanks Fred!!

See you tomorrow

Iron

Thanks again Fred for the examples.  Those are great.

Iron

Good seminar thanks.

Iron

Very helpful.  Thanks

Iron

Thank you Fred, Lauren, and Digi-Key

Gold

Thanks Fred and Lauren.

Iron

Another great session, Fred. You always make it sound so easy. Thanks!

Iron

Thank you for today's presentation Fred, Lauren and Digi-key

Iron

Cool stuff, see you tomorrow

Iron

don't know at this moment.

Iron

don't know at this time... MiWi?

Iron

don't know at this point, but its good to know what is available

Iron

will eval the MiWi types more to determine what would work best

The question was: Which flavor of MiWi are you most likely to use? P2P, MiWi, or MiWi Pro? 

Platinum

Have not used that particular chip.

Iron

My audio breaks off all the time.

Iron

Yes I used a little bit, not so much

Iron

never used this very one b4, but other boosters

Iron

never have used this one

Iron

The question was: Have you used the MCP1640? 

Platinum

no experience with mcp1640

Iron

Did not use MCP1640 part

Iron

Have not used voltage booster

Gold

have not used MCP1640

Iron

I have not used, good to know

Iron

I have not used that part, but other dc-dc converter chips.

 

Iron

No, have never used MCP1640.

Iron

good afternoon, everyone

Iron

I originally considered the 915 MHz MiWi radios, but needed to use 2.4 GHz for deployment in multiple countries

Iron

not at this time, have worked with some 900mhz in the past

Iron

915 MHz not at this time.

Iron

Will give it an eval.

 

Iron

I like sub MHz for range

Gold

900MHz/2.4GHz both

 

Iron

915 is part of my application.

Will there be additional lectures on when/how to use the different MiWi topologies?  Also, can you have lectures on how to build in redundancy, perform inter-pan communication, auto-configure devices as RFD or FFD based on device count and heard nodes, etc?

Iron

The question was: Do the 915 MHz MiWi radios have a place in any of your upcoming projects?

Platinum

Hello from Toronto, ON!!

Iron

Hello from Coventry (UK)

Iron

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hello from Mishawaka

Iron

When do we get audio?

 

Iron

Good morning from Valdez. Sunny and 30 deg, finally

Hello from Trenton, TX.

Iron

Hello from SE Michigan

Iron

Greetings from Buffalo, NY (no snow forecast for at least a week!)

Iron

Hello from sunny Atlanta.

Iron

Hello from Montana. We have light snow with 1" on the ground.

Gold

Hello from Binghamton NY

Iron

Hello from Albuquerque.

Iron

Hello from Albuquerque.

Iron

@mharkins She probably has 30min before its clear up that way.

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Platinum

@invokelogic  My wife will be happy!  She's been skyping me about how bad the wind and rain is in Gresham.  Our Lab won't even go outside!  (Not that's bad!  :)

Iron

Morning from Canby, OR. Looks like the gusts have passed just another beautiful grey sky.

Good morning Fred, from Mobile, Al

Good morning from Edmonton, AB

Iron

Good morning from El Paso, TX

Iron

Hi from rainy Panama City FL.

Iron

@Lt.Dan  Aint that the truth, in fact alls quiet out there right now! (hmmm has it been 5 minutes! :)

Iron

@mharkins - Yeah, but as they say in Oregon, if you don't like the weather, wit 5 mins. It's calm over here now, and the rain has stopped, at least for the moment...

Iron

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Platinum

Hey LT.Dan.  It really is windy and rainy today isn't it!  LOL

Iron

Good morning from windy and rainy Beaverton, Oregon

Iron

What is Platinum? I once asked,  Q.  what is IRON  A. Information Radio Online Network

Here! Present!

I hope you are all "red eye" to go today. again, What is GOLD, PLATINUM etc?

find me an achronym, O.K.

Iron

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Platinum

Be sure to click 'Today's Slide Deck' under Special Educational Materials above right to download the PowerPoint for today's session.

Platinum

Good morning from Scottsdale, AZ

Iron

Morning from Portland Oregon

Iron

Have slides -  ready to MiWi

 



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