Understanding the trade-offs between the different wireless technologies is a great starting point.
The crowded 2.4 GHz spectrum increases the complexity of communication, requires complex synchronization, uses more energy, and achieves less range. Sub-GHz is a good alternative that provides longer range and low energy in non-mesh topologies.
However, the 2.4 GHz band is globally permissible, making it very easy for a device to connect universally. Whereas sub-GHz bands are locally regulated but regions such as the US, EU and China are large enough to justify a sub-GHz band solution.
During this session, we are joined by David Zima, RF/Microwave engineer at Radios INC as we review Z-Wave Long Range (ZWLR), Sidewalk and proprietary wireless solutions that are being developed by leading industry vendors to push the distance of communication in the IoT.
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