Range increased in latest firmwares

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Range increased in latest firmwares

Postby arnaud » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:59 am

We have just run some range tests on the LPS system and our findings are documented in the wiki: https://wiki.bitcraze.io/misc:investiga ... -max-range

The result of this experiment is that we now have enabled the so-called "Smart Power" mode of the DW1000 radio. This allows to increase the output power with the assumption that we send less than one packet per milliseconds (the authorized transmit power is defined in 1 milliseconds slot, so if you send only one packet shorter than a millisecond this packet can have more power).

Range was not a problem for small-ish system but for slightly bigger system this change can improve greatly the performance of the system.



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