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DecaWave ‘Performance of DW1000 Based Systems’ FAQs For Design Engineers Part 2

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on March 08, 2017

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.

The DecaWave DW1000 IC provides a new approach to Real Time Location and Indoor Positioning Systems, Location Based Services, Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things by providing accurate location awareness and communication.

This series will share answers to some common DW1000 questions.



How many tags can be supported in a DW1000 RTLS?

This depends on the RTLS scheme employed, the tag blink rate, the message duration per tag and a number of other factors:

Data rate;

Number of data bytes;

Preamble length;


For further information one should read the DW1000 IC user manual.

Is it possible to read RSSI value and how can I read it??

RSSI values can be calculated. See chapter 4.7 assessing the quality of reception and the RX timestamp in the DW1000 User manual.


For additional DecaWave product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools (877) 466-9722.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on March 08, 2017

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.

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