I am trying to create a circuit which can perform wireless communication over short ranges (less than 10 metres) at a very high data rate (approx 10 Mbps) and low power (in the range of 10-20 mW). There have been IEEE papers in which people have implemented this using UWB. They have used about 20-25 mW of power to transmit to about 4-5 metres at 10-15 Mbps.
As a result, I decided to do this using UWB technology. UWB technology employs using a large bandwidth even into the licensed regions to get a good bandwidth. FCC has put in an upper threshold of -41.3 dBm/MHz to limit its range and thereby the interference with other licensed products. Because of the low output spectral density, it is possible to have a good data rate consuming small power for small ranges.
UWB requires modulation techniques to be implemented. They are various choices available like PPM and BPSK. BPSK has been found to be more suitable compared to PPM because the power spectrum of PPM has peaks and hence severely limits the usage (recollect the FCC threshold of -41.3dBm/MHz). As a result, I landed up on BPSK (Binary PSK) or to be more precise DBPSK (Differential BPSK). Differential BPSK does not require coherent clocks on transmitter-receiver and hence preferred.
Instead of going into the design of the entire modulation/demodulation circuit, I want to use commercial ICs/modules. Designing has many challenges:
- Design of antennas and modulation/demodulation circuit is very difficult at such high frequencies.
- The wavelength at such high frequencies is proportional to the circuit dimensions and hence creating an entire new range of problems.
- Time is critical in my case. I do not have the time or resources to do circuit simulations and design a good circuit. Designing a circuit may be a follow-up of my work.
So, if you have any ideas about various commercial ICs or modules available for the following, it would be really great
- Transmitter: Modulator (+ Antenna) for Differential BPSK. There are power constraints and should be able to do communication at high frequencies.
- Receiver: Antenna + RF detector followed by Demodulator.
Just to summarise my requirements for the transmitter:
- Weight: 100 grams or less
- Data rate: 10 Mbps
- Power: Less than 50 mW (Smaller the better)
- Range: Less than 10 metres
Receiver has no such constraints. The transmitter is portable and battery operated and hence there are many constraints.
Please do let me know if you need more information. Thanks in advance.
Edit: Complete restructuring of the question