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1IEEE 802.15.4 Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN)
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5IEEE 802.15.4 defines physical layers and a media access control for
6wireless networks. ZigBee and 6loWPAN are based on IEEE 802.15.4.
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8This project aims to add experimental WPAN functionality to the Ben
9NanoNote, in order to permit evaluation of overall network performance
10and to examine possible integration into future devices.
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12This work is licensed under the terms detailed in the file COPYING.
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15Hardware architecture
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18IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver chips are available from several manufacturers,
19including Atmel, Freescale, and Texas Instruments. These chips are similar
20in size, functionality, and cost. The first prototype is based on the
21Atmel AT86RF230.
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23The RF module will be physically placed on the left side of the LCD
24module, replacing part of the display's PCB.
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26When installed in the Ben, the transceiver will connect directly via SPI
27to the Jz4720. For development, a SiLabs C8051F326 microcontroller
28implements a USB to SPI conversion.
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