hoperf.com Q&A

JDH services jaydeeaich at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 17:51:55 EDT 2010

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 4:23 AM, Wolfgang Spraul <wolfgang at sharism.cc> wrote:
> Since this Q&A session, work on the HopeRF modules on our side has
> more or less stopped (a number of people have the modules and
> expressed interest originally, so it may resume).
> The stop is partially because of Werner's dire assessment of the 433
> Mhz band, and our unwillingness to consider a non-global solution
> with 868/915, making two different versions of NanoNotes. Even more
> importantly Werner has since started the much more promising ben-wpan
> project, more about that in a sec...

> Back to ben-wpan: The ben-wpan project is a home grown RF module in
> the 2.4 GHz band using 6LoWPAN.

> If we can get this to work, it would fit better into our copyleft
> hardware roadmap than HopeRF modules, especially the newer ones
> with integrated MCU.

THe HopeRF are just the reference designs from SiLabs.  How are the
ben-wpan modules aren't that much better(open source vs. Copyleft)

I don't see anything that says ben-wpan has plans to switch to using a
copyleft IP core.

Panthera Tigris Altaica

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