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has anyone used this chip and knows how it works?




There is this news story http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57611449-76/decawave-chip-adds-accuracy-when-locating-indoor-objects/

Evidently external devices are required in addition to each chip. The system is undoubtedly expensive.  I'm also very bothered by the fact that I would have to register with the company, just to download a f***g sales brochure.


The DW1000 chip can be bought at Digi-Key. It's white paper actually contains 40 pages of interesting information. But not the communication protocol, for that you will need to ask (buy?) their User Manual. Digi-Key also sells their Evaluation Kit for about 600$.

It's a QFN 48 chip and it requires a 4 layered PCB with special care to the antenna design, that's why they promised a module that is easier to integrate. Availability of the module is late Q1 2014.


Update: The DWM1000 module can be preordered at DigiKey.
The copyrighted source code is available for free. Just mail them.


hi guys,

I have sent a mail to the company for the header/Arduino lib file. No reply in last 2 days.

Do you know where can I download from?

Thanks for any reply


Aug 24, 2015, 05:50 pm Last Edit: Aug 24, 2015, 05:52 pm by jremington
There was a Kickstarter campaign to develop a system that "successfully" completed (meaning, the developers got some money).

Whether there really is or will be a workable system is anyone's guess, but you can order one for 500 Euros here: https://www.pozyx.io/store

Delivery is scheduled for Dec. 2015, but I suggest not to hold your breath.

While you are waiting, check out how outrageous the crowdfunding scene for technology has become these days: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/crowd-funded-projects/

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