Characterizing the RF performance of the eZ430-Chronos wrist watch

Francisco J. Mora-Becerra, Pedro Sathler, Jay D. Carlson, Eric T. Psota, Lance C. Perez

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Abstract

The Texas Instruments eZ430-Chronos development kit is a popular wireless platform for researchers, commercial developers, and hobbyists. Built into the form factor of a standard wrist watch, the Chronos is ideal for wireless body area networks (WBANs), indoor localization, and activity detection. Many of these applications requires knowledge of the RF performance of the platform, which has never been characterized by Texas Instruments nor any third parties. Here, we provide experimental data characterizing the RF performance of the eZ430-Chronos watch in various configurations, including when worn by a person while sitting, standing, and reaching. The RF performance of the Chronos watch is compared with an Angelos Ambient wireless mote that uses a common type of ceramic chip antenna. Our results indicate the Chronos has excellent omnidirectionality and reasonably good RF gain in all tested configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages399-403
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479947744
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2014 - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2014Jun 7 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology
ISSN (Print)2154-0357
ISSN (Electronic)2154-0373

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period6/5/146/7/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mora-Becerra, F. J., Sathler, P., Carlson, J. D., Psota, E. T., & Perez, L. C. (2014). Characterizing the RF performance of the eZ430-Chronos wrist watch. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2014 (pp. 399-403). [6871797] (IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EIT.2014.6871797