BlueBeacon beacons distinctive radio features
BlueBeacon series devices have state-of-art
radio performances, superior to most of the beacon devices in
commerce. This result is guaranteed by a series of technological
choices which were adopted on BlueBeacon:
- Use of
award-winning nRF51822 and nRF52832 radio SoCs from Nordic, that offer superb
radio and energy consumption performance;
- Meandered PIFA
(Planar Inverted F Antenna) printed antenna, that offers superior
performance in terms of gain compared with commonly adopted chip
- Antenna designed to be impedance-matched in the
presence of the plastic enclosure, thereby reducing reflection
- (for nRf51822-based devices) RF matching network based on a single chip (balun),
which reduces the insertion losses with respect to conventional
matching networks based on discrete elements.
Thanks to these
solutions, BlueBeacon devices transmit a higher power level by a
factor of 2 to 4 compared to competing devices, assuming the same RF
power transmitted by the radio chip. This allows to reduce the
transmitted power by the chip, with a consequent reduction in current
consumption and, therefore, increase of the operating life of the
batteries. Moreover, a higher power level ensures better signal
stability at the receiver and an increase in the transmission range.
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