Ultra-low Latency Wireless
Use of wireless technologies in Industrial Automation and Robotics show great potential, especially in the areas of inter and intra machine or robot communications. The benefits of wireless technology are very compelling and could potentially transform the connectivity paradigm in such industrial applications. Some of these benefits include low installation & maintenance costs, flexible infrastructure requirements, and no wear-and-tear due to the absence of wires or connectors near moving parts. However, extremely stringent requirements are imposed on this wireless technology, such as sub-1ms cycle-time, very low jitter and an error probability of 10-5, which no existing wireless technology has reliably been able to meet to date. As a result, industrial automation applications continue to use wired connectivity and bear the high costs of doing so.
Qualcomm Research is leading the way in enabling ultra-low latency wireless connectivity for industrial and other tight control loop applications with clear benefits of replacing wired with wireless communications. Our innovative wireless technology can achieve Ultra-low Latency—Sub 1 ms cycle time with very high reliability (PER = 10-5), and operates in 2.4/5 GHz ISM bands with a range of 35 to 65m. This technology is designed for deterministic low latency and increased reliability and flexibility, allowing for a latency/capacity trade-off based on the application or deployment needs.