Concurrent operation of Bluetooth low energy and ANT wireless protocols with an embedded controller
With the introduction of low-power wireless technologies, new applications
in the healthcare, fitness and home entertainment markets emerge
through the use of ultra low-power sensors. These devices are designed to
run for years on a single coin-cell battery.
ANT and Bluetooth Low Energy are two low-power protocols that emerge
as competitors in this market. The ability to combine these in a single system
not only takes away the element of choice from the manufacturers, but also
provides compatibility between the two protocols. An ANT-enabled device
can be coupled to a Bluetooth network, with the benefit of connecting to
non-ANT central devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.
In this thesis, the co-existence of these two protocols is discussed. An
implementation with two distinct radios for each protocol, controlled by a
single embedded microcontroller, is presented. The implementation is tested
with regards to packet loss with a simple test application. Test results show
that the obtained packet loss cannot be correlated to the co-existence of the
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutt for elektronikk og telekommunikasjon , 2011. , 132 p.
ntnudaim:6060, MTEL elektronikk, Design av digitale systemer
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-14040Local ID: ntnudaim:6060OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ntnu-14040DiVA: diva2:445810
Kjeldsberg, Per Gunnar, FørsteamanuensisBrandsegg, Rune