Maximizing the range of Wireless USB

Question: What are some of the things to consider when maximizing the range of WirelessUSB?

 

Answer:

In general the following areas of design need special attention to detail:

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    •     Maximize the achievable receive sensitivity of the Radio
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    •     Maximize the achievable transmit power of the Radio
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    •     Minimize the controllable path loss in the operating environment
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General notes: The following items should serve as a checklist for the details mentioned above:

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    •     Tuning crystals
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    •     Using the highest supply voltage specification
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    •     Minimizing supply voltage noise
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    •     Maximizing antenna performance (type, orientation, and matching network)
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    •     Optimizing printed circuit board layout and design
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    •     Utilizing advanced protocol techniques (2-Way protocol)
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    •     Maximizing transmit power
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    •     Minimizing path loss
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