The new TREK1000 enables users to evaluate the performance of Decawave’s DW1000 Ultra-Wideband (UWB) integrated circuit in different RTLS topologies and helps bring new products to market faster.
DUBLIN, IRELAND–(March 10, 2015) -Fabless semiconductor company Decawave announced today a new evaluation kit, TREK1000, based on the industry’s most precise indoor location and communication CMOS chip, the DW1000.
This new kit will allow customers to quickly evaluate the unrivalled performance of Decawave’s UWB technology in multiple real-time location systems (RTLS) use cases. A concept can be proofed in hours and prototyped in days to bring new and innovative products to the market faster. Based on the two-way ranging scheme, the kit will offer the possibility to test 3 different topologies:
Tracking mode—using 3 anchors and 1 tag to cover applications use cases around asset tracking, logistics and factory automation. In this mode, the user will be able to collect the 2D/3D position of the tag relative to the anchor’s position.
Geo-Fencing (also called Secure Bubble) mode—based on 1 anchor and up to 3 tags, this mode enables users to monitor if the tags are within certain pre-defined perimeters around the anchor – the bubble. This mode will allow users to evaluate use cases like personal safety (collision avoidance, security perimeter around machinery), child monitoring or ‘secure-my-valuables’ types of applications.
Navigation—also using 3 anchors and 1 tag. Connected directly to the tag, the user will be able to walk around and visualize its current position, allowing to test human and robotics navigation scenarios.
The kit is based on the DW1000 chip which is the first IEEE802.15.4-2011 UWB compliant wireless transceiver. The chip, while allowing the location of objects to a precision of 10 cm, is also capable of high data-rate communications, up to 6.8 Mb/s. This combined capability makes it a perfect fit to answer the “What, When, Where” questions essential to the deployment of the Internet of Things. Due to its excellent communications range of up to 290 m in Line of Sight and up to 35m in Non Line of Sight, it also reduces the system cost by reducing the need for infrastructure.
The TREK1000 is ideal to quickly benchmark the superior location and tracking accuracy of the Decawave technology against other technologies. The kit comes with 4 units, configurable as anchors or tags, as well as a PC application for the visualization and configuration. If one needs to proof a larger system, the system can be extended by simply adding an EVK1000 evaluation kit. Customers will also gain access to all the source code – embedded Two Way Ranging SW, location engine and GUI SW allowing customers to jump start their own product development.
TREK1000 is available for pre-order from Digikey or Semiconductorestore.com.
To learn more, please visit www.decawave.com/products/
Decawave is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company developing a family of integrated circuit products called ScenSor, compliant to the IEEE802.15.4a standard, which can electrically identify the specific location of any object, person or thing indoors at very competitive cost, ultra-low power and with a required level of precision never achieved before +/-10cm. With applications in diverse markets including factory and building automation, agriculture, healthcare, ePOS, retail, and warehousing, the company’s flagship DW1000 chip has garnered interest from more than 1,800 firms, research centers and individuals. Decawave is headquartered in Dublin Ireland, with offices in France, South Korea, Taiwan, and the US. www.decawave.com
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