ANT™ is a practical wireless sensor network protocol ... - Panasonic

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Nov 21, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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ANT™ Technology Description


ANT™ is a practical wireless sensor network protocol operating in the 2.4 GHz
spectrum. Designed for ultra
-
low power, ease of use, efficiency and scalability,
ANT
supports

peer
-
to
-
peer, star, tre
e and fixed mesh topologies. It

provides
reliable data communications, flexible and adaptive network operation and cross
-
talk immunity.
To reduce system costs, A
NT protocol stack is compact, requiring
minimal microcontr
oller resources
.
ANT ensures adequate user control while
lightening
computational burden providing simple effective wireless networking
solution.
ANT incorporates low
-
level security
that allow
s

user
-
defined
network
security
.


An application using the PAN1317/1327 consists of a host MCU interfaced with
an ANT module. The
host MCU establishes and maintains a communication
session to other remote ANT
-
enabled devices by means of a simple, bidirectional,
serial message protocol. This document details the protocol and provides
examples of how to use ANT for wireless networking.


The interface between ANT and the Host application has been designed such
that ANT can be easily and quickly implemented into new devices and
applications.


The encapsulation of the wireless protocol complexity within the ANT chipset
vastly reduces the
burden on the application host controller, allowing a low
-
cost
4
-
bit or 8
-
bit Microcontroller (MCU) to establish and maintain complex wireless
networks. Data transfers can be scheduled in a deterministic or ad
-
hoc fashion. A
burst mode allows for the effic
ient transfer of large amounts of stored data to and
from a PC or other computing device.