Advantages of Wireless Modules
Wireless Modules are “building blocks”, which are incorporated into an application and eventually minimize the development time and the risks involved in a project. The technology is very easy to use and a user does not need to have any necessary knowledge of RF engineering principles or prior experience in manufacturing. The saved time can be utilized for concentrating on applications’ various other aspects and their development. Some of the other advantages of wireless modules technology are following:
Minimized Time-to-Market: Wireless modules are complete ready-to-deploy solution. With their aid, the developers save a lot of time that is spent in installing the wireless technology in an application.
Minimized Development Expense: Developing wireless technology can be very expensive and is characterized by per unit prices. Wireless module solutions are a much affordable option.
Reduced Time Due to Inherited Certification Testing: Wireless modules are pre-certified with esteemed regulatory bodies like FCC. So, by using wireless module technology, the developers can save time and money spent on testing.
No RF Tests Required: Wireless modules come pre-tested and calibrated. So, the developers do not have to spend time and money on specialized RF tests and calibration tools.
Minimized Risk in Development: Wireless modules can be used without giving any second thought to what the PRF performance would be. The modules also always pass the regulatory testing; so, the developers do not have to bother about the testing too.
Technology Maintenance: Routine enhancements are being made in wireless module solutions and new features are being added via firmware releases. It eventually leads to low maintenance cost of applications.
Stable Hardware Platform: Wireless modules are also preferred by developers engaged in custom code development. The reason being, wireless modules are known to be provide a good and stable hardware platform.
Protocol: Wireless modules include standard and proprietary protocols.
Easy-to-Use: Wireless modules have simple interfaces such as UART, SPI etc. This aids in assembling them in applications with ease.
The wireless technology has today become very common as it is a quick solution to various connectivity requirements. It is no doubt that wireless modules have lot of benefits but one should choose a module solution that can provide needed features to the application. It should be able to deliver performance in a wide range of environmental conditions, and should be easy to configure and install. While choosing a wireless module, one should also see to it that the wireless module has appropriate regulatory application and antenna/antenna connector.