LPRS launches IQRF $10,000 Wireless Design challenge
01 December 2011
Short-range wireless device supplier, LPRS has launched the IQRF wireless Design Challenge. Running from December 1 2011 to March 31 2012, the challenge is open to all RF designers to create a new and innovative wireless communication or control system based on the simple-to-use IQFR wireless mesh components. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to winning designs across all categories.
Registration is open to anyone who designs an application based on the IQRF platform. To register for the competition click here, where full terms and conditions are also available. The two competition design categories are: best application and best student design. Judging will take place during April 2012 based on the following criteria: originality, innovation, functionality, practicality and quality of code and documentation.
IQRF is a complete modular platform for wireless peer-to-peer or network connectivity. A wireless mesh network offers users extended range as data packets can be delivered via intermediate points (routers) to the destination (hopping) at up to 700m per hop. This assists with avoiding obstacles and routing mechanisms have a capacity to detect temporary failures and use alternative paths. The IQRF wireless mesh system requires lower RF output power which extends battery life and generates less noise.
Special discounts are available for the IQRF development kit for the duration of the competition.