Using other than a wired connection to transfer signals or power. Includes optical and (ultra)sound, but most often refers to RF (radio-frequent). Distances can be as low as centimeters (e.g. RFID), there's no upper limit.

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Are there transceivers that can be used for a mesh topology at ~1km range with >1Mbps? [on hold]

I've been struggling to find some transceivers I can use in a project I'm working on. I'm interested in creating a mesh topology with each node separated by about 1km. I'm curious as to how it can be ...
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Can all RX and TX chips be made compatible with each other? [on hold]

I have quite a few Radio Controlled Toys, Some I have hacked so that they become autonomous. This gave rise to a question: Can all Receiver (RX) and Transmitter (TX) chip be somehow made compatible ...
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Wireless control of switches

This is slightly modified diagram of original one for control of DC motor using relays I got in this community. I added flyback diodes and battery for relay coils: My question is, is it possible to ...
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RF Scheme for fast DAQ (accelerometers)

I am looking to design a data aquisition scheme for a field project where initially 5-10 3-axis accelerometers will be placed on a flexible object to gain information on the amplitude reference forces ...
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Bluetooth pairing on Mac and Windows causes one to dismiss the other [duplicate]

My company is developing a Bluetooth-enabled robotics kit. We have found the following to be true: Pair device to computer A (a Mac) Pair device to computer B (a Windows PC) Computer A is now unable ...
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Actual procedure used to establish a MW link budget in telecom?

If it possible can someone share with me the actual procedure used (Not the theoretical steps in book !) like in Huawei or others telecom vendor to establish a Microwave Link between to sites Like ...
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What does the signal from an NFC pulse look like?

When a smartphone comes into close proximity with a passive NFC tag for example, what does the power pulse from the smartphone 'look' like? i.e what is the magnitude of power that is supplied, what is ...
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What do I need to transfer data from device A to device B? [closed]

Disclaimer: I have no experience or knowledge at this topic. I ask this only from curiosity. I want to build two devices. Device A should send data to device B. Device B should display the received ...
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Power consumption of text, voice, and video packet over a wireless network? [closed]

Does the power per packet vary for different data types such as text, voice and video? If so, does it mean that since text uses lesser number of bytes, it also requires less power to transmit?
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How to increase the distance of wireless power transfer?

I'm trying to make a wireless charger. But I want to make the distance farther. So, How can I increase the distance of wireless power transfer? Does making the frequency higher will increase the ...
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Step-up Voltage for Bluetooth Dongle to Increase Range?

Here's a bit of background to my enquiry: Recently I've had a project that involved me upgrading my laptop as much as possible, to get it to a standard where I'd have to buy a new machine if I wanted ...
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Wireless power within a stainless steel enclosure?

I need to transfer power wirelessly within a small SS tube that is not much larger than the diameters of the Tx and Rx coils. The coils are both inside the tube and are co-axial with it. Coils are ...
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How to evaluate quality of signal?

guys. I'm trying to evalute received signals from a transceiver. I'm a rookie in wireless communication. So I hope that you guys can help me out. I want to make a threshold of received signal so that ...
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Making an LED Transceiver Circuit

I'm building up a project to transmit data from one computer to another computer from a wireless media and I have to use LEDs for this purpose (As per the requirements of the project, so I can't use ...
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Measure temperature on a moving engine valve: transfer voltage and reading wireless?

I am an automotive engineer with very very little or almost zero electrical/electronics experience. I am working on logging real time temperature values on an engine exhaust valve and mounting a ...
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No communication with SIM900A using Arduino Uno

I am using Arduino Uno and trying to connect to a SIM900A GSM module using serial communication. I am not receiving anything from the module at all. The module powers on and has another LED flashing ...
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Does it use less power to process and compress data on a chip, or to transmit it to a station?

Let's say I had a grid of force resistors laid out in a pad. Every 5 minutes I'd apply power to the pad and read the resistance of every force resister. The pad itself would be powered by a battery, ...
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How might this RF double pole switch be constructed and perform?

So I'm aware that there are some high speed RF SPDT switches e.g. Single-Pole Double-Throw (SPDT) switch offering 20nS switching time. I'm interested in a switch like the following picture. This is ...
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Is the efficiency of (Qi) wireless charging affected by a metal surface?

I recently picked up a Galaxy S7 Edge and love it. I've also gone "all in" on wireless charging, now owning three chargers: a third party standard charger, a third party QC 2.0 (15W) Adaptive Fast ...
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Looking for Zigbee and Microcontroller [closed]

Looking for Zigbee and Microcontroller - Selection What series Zigbee wireless should I get? SAM R21 Xplained Pro for MUC to connect some sensor and zigbee. Wireless adapter should be something ...
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Low latency, high channel period wireless protocols

I was wondering if anyone can suggest any low latency high channel period wireless protocols or devices. I have been using the ANT and xbee chips to sample a digital signal however there channel ...
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TX output power and RF range

I am using Atmel ranging tool box for indoor ranging right now. I am wondering why it is suggested to operate at a lower Tx output power. In the user guide, we are suggested to Operate lowest ...
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QI charging over a large area

I am soon building a desk and I thought an interesting feature to have would be for the entire desk to essentially be a giant QI charger for my phone. Obviously, however, this has the problem that ...
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Will FCC EMC tests need to be redone?

In light of the new FCC rules that Chinese (and all non-MRA) labs will no longer recognised in July and all EMC tests need to be done at FCC-authorized Telecommunications Certification Bodies, for FCC ...
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Scheduling: Is is a Physical layer functionality or a Data(MAC) layer functionality or is it both?

Fellas, When we use the term SCHEDULING in wired/wireless communication, does it relate to a physical layer functionality or a Data (MAC) layer functionality or to both?
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Long range, wireless power transmission

What are the difficulties restricting the development of wireless power transmission over long distances? Could wireless power transmission be harmful and/or dangerous?
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Can you use an directional Antenna to sniff packets at a very long distance? [closed]

A normal wifi dongle can be configured in monitor mode to sniff out packets . What determine the range of distance the wifi dongle can sniff out? is it determined by what protocol the wifi dongle is ...
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receive a video file with a microcontroller [closed]

I want to send a video stream to a microcontroller via wifi. what microcontroller choose for this task? -Must take into account that the video will be transmitted through a phone -The video will be in ...
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possible to you add an external RF PA LNA to a chip that internal ones?

I'm working with a new generation of a wireless chip that now has a built-in PA and LNA. The trouble is that its sensitivity is -92dBm and my old version that did not have internal RF amplifier ...
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Xbee S1 transparent mode communication problem

Good morning all, I have recently bought two xbee series 1 modules as a way to learn the module, since I haven't used them before. Anyway, I got one USB connector (USB-TTL converter) and am connecting ...
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using 8 AA or Ni-MH batteries instead of one 12V 23A type battery to power a remote receiver

Sorry for the novice question, but I am thinking there should be a simple solution. I work as a magician and purchased an effect where a snake puppet in a basket goes up and down on a battery powered ...
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How to reverse-engineer a remote control?

I purchased a few bulbs which are manged via a wireless remote control. I would like to use them with my RPi (to which I would add the relevant transmitter-receiver module). Is there a way for a ...
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Ideal wireless channel (coherence time/bandwidth)

Wireless channels can be characterized as either slow or fast fading based on their coherence time and signal length. Similarly, they are either flat fading or frequency selective depending on their ...
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Wifi uplink air interface

Most Wifi 802.11 standards use OFDM to achieve high data rates wirelessly. However, I was told OFDM is not suitable for uplink as it requires expensive and inefficient amplifiers which are not ...
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High accuracy wireless triangulation in a small space?

the question pretty much states the basic idea, but here is my use-case; tabletop war-gaming. Optimally I would like to be able to tag each of my “play pieces” with some sort of tag, place a few ...
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OFDM with CSMA/CA

Most Wifi standards (e.g. 802.11a) use OFDM for orthogonal frequency multiplexing, i.e. assigning different subcarriers/frequencies to different users. On the other hand, it says CSMA/CA is used to ...
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What are the units in which a radio signal's strength is measured?

I'm kind of confused about which is the most correct unit when it comes to the measure of wireless signal's strength. It seems that the correct unit is V/m (usually expessed in dBuV/m), however it ...
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OFDM instantaneous power variation

One disadvantage of OFDM is apparantly the high instantaneous power variations (see Wikipedia). What causes this? I assume this is a problem of forming orthogonal waveforms since regular frequency ...
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Build remote wireless Wake-Up with Attiny85

I'm building a ultra-low-power system (mainly composed by an attiny85) that's in sleep state most of the time in order to extend battery life. I was wondering if there was any hack to wake up the ...
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Can I connect many SX1272 (LoRa) based devices to a gateway?

Simple question: Is SX1272 chip by Semtech capable of sending data to LoRa gateways? I'm a little bit confused about LoRa and LoRaWAN. What is the difference?
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How to check female header connection?

I am very inexperienced at electronics, but I have recently tried to connect a wireless chip to my microcontroller. I soldered some header pins to my board to allow me to remove the chip when needed ...
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Integrating wireless transmitter with old door chime system

The building I live in have an old door-chime system, and I wish send a wireless signal when the door-chime is triggered. There are multiple push-buttons at different locations connected to the same ...
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Extending Aerial Range of 360 USB receiver

I have modded an Xbox 360 usb wireless receiver so that it sits inside my PC, but the problem I have appears to be range as it regularly drops the connection to controlers. The connection from the ...
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How to measure speed without any mechanical or electrical connection?

I would like to build an as-much-portable device for measuring the speed of a vehicle, to check speedometer accuracy and know the offset if one present. The idea is a cigarette pack sized box one can ...
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Wireless data transmission options for streaming video

I am in the initial stages of planning a project that involves the wireless transmission of data between either an Arduino or Raspberry Pi and a base computer/RPi. Data transmitted includes the state ...
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How to determine range of wifi module

I am starting to plan a project that involves either an Arduino or Raspberry Pi (haven't decided yet) connected to a number of sensors. The unit will be located outside, battery powered and will send ...
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Syncing 50+ wireless sensors

I am creating a set of 50+ remote imu sensors. They will all be in a small distance from one another. Less that 3 meters. Each remote board will have a on board sd card for logging the imu data and a ...
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Increase range of 433MHz remote sensor [closed]

My question is similar to this one but with some differences. I have wireless weather station with 3 remote 433MHz sensors so I cannot change the protocol and program the controllers. Also I'm new to ...
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Why TMSI is required when we have IMSI?

In several 3gpp documentation pages, it is mentioned that we use TMSI in every sim cards to identify the user in a local network. But my questions is that if we have IMSI, then why they need TMSI for ...
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Short range - low bitrate data transmission under water

I am looking to get a hold of small transmitters for use under water (sea water). They will be rigged to my sensor equipment and attached to fish for scientific monitoring, so size is very important. ...