dwm1000 have been tested and we have got 226 meters stable LOS link and 310 meters max range. It is near 300m, as described in dwm1000 datasheet. OK.
We ordered mdek1001 because of the firmware is providing all thins out of the box.
But there is no any 60 meters LOS link as described in datasheet of the dwm1001
we have got 25 meters max LOS outdoors in a flat field!
That is the best way to combine your PANS stack and the good ceramic antenna like in the dwm1000 ?
We thinking about custom module, but that about antenna delay calibration? PANS do not allow to do this calibration.
Also i have tried to flash dwm1001 HEX firmware to nRF52 dk connected with dwm1000 and found out that it is completely do not working.
And i have read this topic https://www.decawave.com/decaforum/showthread.php?tid=904
I have only 1 question now:
How to extend range without custom software? Planning to use custom nRF52 board (absolutely like dwm1001) with dwm1000 attached.
What’s the right way to configure existing PANS software to make this working properly?
in general the antenna of DWM1000 is not much better than the one on DWM1001. I suspect that in order to achieve the range mentioned by Skadi it was probably necessary to use RF parameters favorable for the range (e.g. 110kbps update rate, longer preamble, …) and also the transmit power was higher than the limits. Settings such a RF parameters will limit the overall system performance. Those range numbers are very idealistic and misleading in my opinion.
Our project is stopped. It’s way more difficult for us than expected. Real 60-80 m will be enough, but both ways to achive that are difficult or impossible.
May be future new modules or software may help.
But i do not think that decawave will go to complete out of the box solution – it will be rivalry with partner’s software and impact on their business. My opinion only.