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Comparison Of CC2420 CC1000 and CC1021 Communication Ranges

Different radio hardware is likely to also show a different communication characteristic, in particular the communication range might vary. The following link-quality measurement show the reception quality between 6 nodes placed randomly in an indoor office-like environment. The six node were placed at the same positions for the different tests/platforms (Tmote/CC2420, Btnode/CC1000, A80/CC1021).

Details can be found in Martin Wirz's term thesis: [pdf]

Test Setup

 Tmote Sky (CC2420)BTnode (CC1000)A80 (CC1021)
Radio TypePacket basedBitstreamBitstream
Tx Power0dBm5dBm5dBm
Packets per Link100015001500
Frequency2.4GHz868MHz434MHz

Node Placement


TmoteSky (CC2420)

BTnode (CC1000)

A80 (CC1021)

Results

TmoteSky (CC2420)

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BTnode (CC1000)

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A80 (CC1021)

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