revisiting the 434 MHz band

Rikard Lindström ornotermes at
Fri Jul 23 11:13:21 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Werner Almesberger <werner at> wrote:
> A third option would be BT. Range should be similar to IEEE
> 802.15.4 or better, the protocol suite is widely implemented, but
> it still doesn't give easy public Internet access, and I don't
> know about openness. I also don't know if there are any chips
> that offer a degree of integration similar to what's available for
> IEEE 802.15.4.

I would personally prefer bluetooth before WiFi and other types of
radio, i would have so much more use for it. There might not be hot
spots the same way as for WiFi but it could let NanoNote communicate
with mice, keyboards, cellphones (Internet access everywhere),
laptops, desktops, PDAs, Lego and more. And compared to the other
radios (434/868/915MHz) discussed here, Bluetooth is already in a lot
of electronics out there. I already have it for most of my computers.

I don't know what it would cost to implement bluetooth but there is
really cheap and really small usb-bluetooth adapters out there.

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