AoA Demo Kit System

EVKN2-1.0

AoA Demo Kit System: CHW1010-EVKN2-1.0

CoreHW Gen2 Angle-of-arrival (AoA) Demo System (CHW1010-EVKN2-1.0) for the CoreHW SP16T AoA/AoD Antenna Switch provides a hardware environment for demonstration and testing of BT5.1 AoA indoor positioning accuracy. The demo system is not developed for production usage and PC software does not support all features needed for mitigation of such as interference and multi-path reflections.

The system can be used for laboratory tests and for initial testing in the real use case scenarios. It provides support to locator product development and development of final end-to-end RTLS solution.

The AoA demo system contains four CoreHW Gen2locators and two tags. CoreHW firmware is used in the tags and locators to enable AoA measurement. The demo system uses ethernet interfaces to connect locators to Windows PC which has position engine software with user interface (GUI).

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Key Features

  • Operating frequency range: 2400-2483 MHz
  • CoreHW Gen2 PCB4 V2.1L AoA antenna array board (CoreHW AoA antenna array board)
  • Nordic Semiconductor nRF52833 BLE chip development kit (DK) boards as tags
  • Windows PC software for angle and position measurements developed for demo purposes
  • GUI for configuration and tag tracking demonstration
  • Locator assembly dimensions: 193mm x 193mm x 49mm
  • CoreHW IPS Main board
    • Nordic Semiconductor nRF52833 BLE SoC
    • Max. +8dBm conducted output power
    • ST Microelectronics STM32H7 MCU
    • Ethernet, Micro-USB, and HW-UART interfaces for configuration and angle data or I/Q data
    • SPI interface for angle data
    • 5V DC input
    • SWD Debug interfaces for nRF52833 and STM32 

Applications

  • Bluetooth 5.1 Angle-of-Arrival, radio direction finding
  • Support for development of Bluetooth indoor positioning systems

System Parts

  • Four CHW1010-LOCN2-1.0 locators with mount plates and power supplies
  • Two nRF52833 DK boards used as tags
  • Ethernet router and ethernet switch
  • 4 x 20m, 1 x 1m, 1 x 2m and 1 x 5m ethernet cables
  • USB hub and 2 x 10m USB extension cables
  • 2 x micro USB to USB-A cables for tags (0.5m)
  • Cable ties for securing and arranging strain relief for cables
  • USB Stick which includes PC software
  • Demo System User Guide and PC software guide
  • Firmware support
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AoA Demo Kit System: CHW1010-EVKN1

CHW1010-EVKN1 is an elegant solution for locator product development and development of final end-to-end RTLS solutions.

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