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Wireless Inspirational Bits for Facilitating Early Design
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Proof of concept systems are the significant examples of technology designs to test and analyze technology ideas. Toolkits enable technology developers to decrease the complexity and time to create draft designs with many iterations. Toolkits with combinations of sensors and actuators may lead technology designers to new design spaces and opportunities by decreasing design difficulties. This thesis proposes a new wireless toolkit, called Earl, for beginner level technology designers. Without being experienced on engineering skills Earl allows technology designers to create proof of concept systems in shorter time than implementing the system from scratch. For experiencing with sensors and actuators, this toolkit has a vision to design plug and experience systems. By using Earl, designers can connect analog actuators and sensors by plugging them to toolkit. Additionally, Earl is designed to increase the experience time by lowering the power consumption as much as possible. Therefore, application developers can use Earl portably in long term experiments. Furthermore, Earl is designed in Internet of Things concept. By using Earl web services, technology designer can access the data sent from the sensors and can control the actuators connected to hardware toolkit from a web browser. Earl hardware toolkit aims to provide long experiment time as much as possible. This is why, Earl hardware toolkit is designed to lower the power consumption if hardware toolkit is not actively handling processes. In sensing only mode, technology developers can use Earl hardware toolkit more than 1 month without recharging the toolkit battery. Using actuators in application may change power consumption of the hardware toolkit. Therefore, applications with actuators may have lower experiment time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 76 p.
Trita-ICT-EX, 2013:202
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129397OAI: diva2:652188
Educational program
Master of Science - System-on-Chip Design
Available from: 2013-09-30 Created: 2013-09-30 Last updated: 2013-09-30Bibliographically approved

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