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Software Defined RF Transceiver for Wireless Sensor Network, Phase I

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Software Defined RF Transceiver for Wireless Sensor Network, Phase I
The concept of a smart device capable of communicating and making its own local decisions for wireless sensing, monitoring control, data acquisition, tracking, and identification has already been implemented and tested by military and commercial world in recent years. Methods for improving wireless transmission efficiency, data rate, power consumption, security, flexibility, scalability, and availability have also been proposed and some are implemented and tested. However, the usage trends for wireless sensors are changing from a single sensing purpose to a wide range of multipurpose services such as geo-location, first response, identification, security, and multimedia. This is making the limited quantity of radio frequency spectra a scarce resource (expensive) and is forcing an optimization shift to software programmable capability that provides control of a variety of modulation technologies for wideband or narrowband applications, emergency, and security functions. Mobitrum is proposing an innovative Software Defined RF Transceiver targeted for emerging wireless sensor with multiple capabilities from real-time data acquisition and monitoring to emergency response, geo-location via GPS, security, images, and RFID applications. The device will be designed to be low power, reliable, secure, high speed, low cost, and highly portable in a small self-contained form factor for easy plug-and-play. More »

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