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LOCN2-1.0 Locator

LOCN2-1.0 Locator

CHW1010-LOCN2-1.0 Locator is a Bluetooth AoA development kit locator device intended for indoor location system providers. The locator includes CoreHW ANT1 AoA antenna array board and CoreHW IPS Main Board. The ANT1 antenna array board contains 8 dual linear polarized patch antennas and CoreHW CHW1010 SP16T Bluetooth AoA/AoD capable antenna switch for Bluetooth AoA CTE sampling.

CoreHW IPS Main Board, contains Nordic Semiconductor nRF52833 BLE SoC, which controls CoreHW 1010 AoA antenna switch and performs I/Q-sampling of CTE advertising packets sent by compatible Bluetooth AoA Tags. The main board also contains ST Microelectronics STM32 MCU, which runs CoreHW proprietary angle estimation algorithm to calculate 2D Angle-of-Arrival (Azimuth & Elevation) estimates for AoA Tags. Calculated angle data can then be passed for further processing on positioning system via Ethernet, USB(virtual serial port), HW UART, or SPI interfaces. CoreHW offers an AoA demo system with CoreHW firmware and Windows PC positioning engine SW with user interface (GUI). The demo system contains four Gen 2 locators. The demo system can be used for laboratory tests and for initial testing in real use case scenarios.

Key Benefits

High Accuracy​

Very high accuracy azimuth and elevation angle estimates for 0.1~0.5m accuracy BLE positioning systems

Cost Effective​

Low device, system and installation costs

Low Power​ Consumption 

Lower energy consumption

Flexible Integration

Easy adaption to customer applications

Broad Applications

Suitable for indoor and outdoor location applications

Key Features

  • Bluetooth® Low Energy 5.1 AoA (Angle-of-Arrival) Locator
  • Operating frequency range : 2400-2483 MHz
  • CHW1010-ANT1-1.0 AoA antenna array board
    o CoreHW CHW1010 SP16T Bluetooth AoA/AoD antenna switch
  • 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 (Requires sepatate nRF/Segger J-Linkand ST-LINKv3 debuggers)

Applications

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

System Parts

  • CHW1010 SP16T antenna switch supporting BT5.1 AoA/AoD
  • CHW1010-ANT1-1.0 antenna array with 8 dual linear polarized antennas
  • BLE SoC for antenna controls and IQ sampling
  • Microprocessor for angle calculations
  • Ethernet, Micro-USB, and HW-UART interfaces for configuration and angle or I/Q data
  • SPI interface for angle data
  • Locator assembly dimensions 193mm x 193mm x 49mm
  • Reference designs system with four locators, positioning algorithms and user interface available.
  • Custom development service

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