New podcast: One road to wireless instrumentation
Dr. Kris Pister, Dust Networks, discusses his journey to today’s wireless mesh networking devices and offers a look ahead.
If you are considering wireless instrumentation, particularly those devices using the WirelessHART protocol, you can learn more about how that system came to be in , co-founder and CTO of Dust Networks , discusses how he and his associates developed many building blocks that have been incorporated into current wireless mesh-networking
Pister discusses many of the triumphs and failures along the path to today’s wireless instrumentation, along with some interesting facts:
His earliest research was using MEMS (micro electro-mechanical systems) techniques to create micro robots;
The first attempts used optical transmission rather than radio frequency communication;
How he outfitted every chair at a 2001 Intel developer’s conference with a wireless sensor; and
Covering more than just history, he discusses current applications and where he sees the industry headed.
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