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docdivakar
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Re: 11 Easy Wireless Modules for Prototyping Projects
docdivakar   9/27/2013 3:54:22 PM
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Nice list... I liked the ThingWorx & Waspmore combination particularly for coverage in both long and short range deployments.

Overall, the list definitely helps apps developers with what they need!

MP Divakar

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Great List!
DrFPGA   9/27/2013 4:51:17 PM
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Thanx for putting this great list together. Now we just need some volunteers to run some of these thru their paces. Any volunterrs and/or bloggers out there willing to give it a try?

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Re: Great List!
Max The Magnificent   9/27/2013 4:58:58 PM
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@DrFPGA: Any volunterrs and/or bloggers out there willing to give it a try?

I bet Duane Benson would be interested for his Robot Avatar project if the various vendors wanted to send him units to experiment with.

 

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Re: Great List!
Kinnar   9/28/2013 5:36:44 AM
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Yes many of my undergrads will be happy to start making use of these nice piece of hardware's, this will start shrinking the world in terms of controlling electronics. This is making me wondering where these developments will take the electronics industry!!!

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Re: Great List!
Max The Magnificent   9/30/2013 12:11:02 PM
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@kinnar: This is making me wondering where these developments will take the electronics industry!!!


I think where it takes us will be far stranger than we can imagine ... I cannot wait to see the future :-)

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Re: Great List!
Duane Benson   9/30/2013 12:20:08 PM
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I've been running a few of these "easy connect" devices through their paces. So far, they don't all necessarily live up to their promise. Or, maybe my expectations are too high.

I'm going to keep working on it. Right now, I'm trying to evaluate the Ti CC3000 and an Electric Imp.

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Re: Great List!
Max The Magnificent   9/30/2013 12:23:40 PM
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@Duane: Did you see Karen's comment (below) that she would buy you the boards if you wanted to evaluate them and present your findings at Design West 2014?

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Re: Great List!
kfield   10/1/2013 10:57:44 AM
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@Duanebenson that does it - you are already on the schedule for DESIGN West 2014!!!

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Max The Magnificent   10/1/2013 11:12:06 AM
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@kfield: @Duanebenson that does it - you are already on the schedule for DESIGN West 2014!!!

Ha ha -- tag Duane, you're "it"! :-)

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Re: Great List!
Duane Benson   10/1/2013 2:58:44 PM
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I don't think Duane lives here any more...

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Max The Magnificent   10/1/2013 3:15:04 PM
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@Duane: I don't think Duane lives here any more...

So who is that man who answers your front door wearing the fake plastic "Groucho Marx" glasses, nose, and moustache?

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Duane Benson   10/1/2013 4:52:20 PM
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Max - "So who is that man who answers your front door wearing the fake plastic "Groucho Marx" glasses, nose, and moustache?"

I've been asking myself that same question. He won't let me in.

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Max The Magnificent   10/1/2013 5:54:14 PM
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@Duane: I've been asking myself that same question. He won't let me in.

Good One! LOL

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Duane Benson   10/1/2013 2:59:29 PM
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On the other hand, I think it will be a lot of fun. :-)

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Max The Magnificent   10/1/2013 3:13:30 PM
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@Duane: On the other hand, I think it will be a lot of fun. :-)

That's the spirit -- you keep telling yourself that :-)

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kfield   9/29/2013 11:06:54 AM
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@drFPGA  I'll buy the boards for anyone who wants to give some of these a test ride and present the results at DESIGN West, 2014  April 1-3, San Jose. Contact me at karen.field@ubm.com.

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Re: Great List!
Phadreus   10/14/2013 1:41:04 PM
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I do not have a spectrum analyzer at home.. noethe less can arrange one from a junkyard..  Except that other tests can be tried.

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Phadreus   10/14/2013 1:38:20 PM
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I am ok to putt hem through some lab test.. Which one ypou think should be under Razor

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Good job
y_sasaki   9/27/2013 7:30:11 PM
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It is very useful list to grasp "IoT wannabe" candidates. Thank you.

WiFi / 802.15.4 ratio is about 50 / 50. I wonder if WiFi and 802.15.4 are co-exist for their own domains, or one will beat another in near future.

Cleary WiFi is more popular (virtually all cell-phones, tablets and PCs have it) and much faster, but WiFi is power hungly and not good long-distance /NLOS connectivity.

802.15.4 is cheaper and power efficient, generally better connectivity, but not as popular as WiFi.

It is interesting to see if "ultra low power" WiFi chip (such as TI CC3000) can sucessfully invade to 802.15.4 domain.

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Needs certification?
_hm   9/28/2013 9:04:24 AM
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Very good list and will help many new development projects. Are all these modules certified to be used in any product? Or does it needs new certification before it can be used in new product?

 

 

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great list!
Caleb Kraft   9/28/2013 4:45:56 PM
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another well done list Cabe! I'm curious about how these hold up in actual practice.

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Bug labs
krisi   9/29/2013 11:44:51 AM
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I like Bug Labs the most....pretty cool selection Overall

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elctrnx_lyf   9/30/2013 1:50:33 AM
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looks like there is numerous possible products can be made by using the elcetronics. Very Interesting.

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New trend in hardware development!
Sanjib.A   9/30/2013 12:45:22 PM
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Good to learn about the "HAXLR8R Program". There is a clear trend in hardware development aiming connectivity to cloud, taking a faster development approach. "Not re-inventing the wheel' means using each other's' devices. Stacks & software and hence making things more "open" to others. It is a win-win and also drives innovative products with a quick turnaround time.

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An addition to the list
Jay Parikh   10/2/2013 1:25:51 PM
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This is a great list. Thanks.

Readers may want to look at an extensive family of embedded wireless Broadband modules from Doodle Labs - http://doodlelabs.com/

We have created a radio platform that extends the WiFi technology for many interesting possibilities.

One of the extension is frequency shifting so standard WiFi protocol can be run on any frequency band within 100 MHz to 6 GHz. This allows all the WiFi benefits to be extended to different industry verticals and their allocated frequency bands. 

Another extension is to improve the range. With high power radio modules, the operating range can be 20-30 miles. 

The radio platform is field proven in 100's of military and commercial projects. Here is the brief technology overview. http://doodlelabs.com/products/technology-overview.html

I hope this "commercial" post is a useful addition to the topic being discussed. 

Jay Parikh

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Re: An addition to the list
Sheetal.Pandey   10/5/2013 11:07:41 PM
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Good list. But how easy it would be for normal human I mean non engineers to connect it. Also with so many brands of electronic devices being there in common household, what is the common interface needed. What if that interface is not present in yur TV or Washing machine. But overall its a good thing and was long awaited.

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duanebenson0   10/8/2013 12:19:48 AM
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Sheetal - re "how easy it would be for normal human I mean non engineers to connect it"

That's a very good question. There have been a variety of devices over the years that have attempted to allow non-engineers to electronically install automated controls. The X-10 system comes to mind as the most well know. They weren't Internet connected, but they used communication over power line to allow switching a variety of devices from a common panel or from a PC.

The most common type was a small box - not much bigger than an outlet. The box plugged into a wall outlet and a lamp or something would plug into the little box.

I could see something along those lines working  with WiFi Internet connectivity. Whether non-engineers would be willing to try it out is a different question.

 

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