we will deploy 16 of these new devices in two huge concrete rooms. The rooms are about 500m long and segmented in four segments each.
Moreover, the rooms are curved which makes it more difficult. Between the segments there is a thick concrete wall and a relatively small opening.
We need to know the bluetooth class of the new IoT development kits to derive the distance it can bridge ?
Also, can the signal be extended via repeater, and if so, which repeater would be suitable ?
Can the device itself act as a repeater, and if so - would this feature need to be custom developed in software ?
A further question: is the ADC component limited to 12bit SAR or is the 20bit ADC which is present on the PSoC 5LP also available ?
Thank you for any helpful insight.
Seems like no-one, Cypress included, feels like looking into this...
I have found information finally: the 062-BLE Kit features a BLE 4.2 and has a range of 10m.
Guess that is Bluetooth Class 2 ?
Power classes are a Bluetooth Classic property and AFAIK aren’t really used in Low Energy only devices because 1) the range is higher than Classic at the same power level and 2) LE devices will typically adjust transmit power to match the receiving end
What you need to know in LE really is the maximum transmit power AND receiver sensitivity
Does anyone know what the maximum transmit power and from that the maximum range of the 062-BLE implementation of BLE 4.2 is ? Or how to extend that range ?
Thanks for any help on this