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Raveon has many “Application Notes” that describe various wireless technologies used by or within our products. Wireless data radios are used for GPS tracking, IoT connectivity, SCADA, Telemetry, remote monitoring, and many other communication industries. Below are Raveon’s Wireless, GPS, IoT, and SCADA Application Notes.

SCADA And Telemetry Application Notes

AN 122 M7 and SCADA. (pdf) Raveon’s M7 series of data radios make ideal wireless modems for SCADA and telemetry systems.  This Application Brief describes the general requirements for a wireless SCADA modem and then provides the information needed to configure a FireLine modem to work in common SCADA applications.

AN230(ModbusMx)  MODBUS communication protocol. How to use MODBUS with data radio modems.

AN236(SerialComm)  (pdf) Serial data communications.  The advantages of using RS422, the advantages of RS485, and the advantages of RS232 serial data communications. What’s the difference between RS232 and RS-485? The answer is here.

AN161 M7 MIMIC Mode. (pdf)  The M7 data radio modem has a “MIMIC” mode for remote power control, wireless pump control, and many other remote control applications. See AN161 for details on how this works.

AN234(M21&SCADA)  (pdf)  SCADA stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition.  The MRV-M21 and MRV-M22  data radios from Raveon Technologies are called the “Tech Series” modems.  The these modems can be Remote Terminal Units (RTU) . As remote nodes, these Raveon SCADA products have SCADA, Telemetry, and MODBUS capabilities built into the radio modems.

General Data Radio and RF Wireless Application Notes

Raveon has many “Application Notes” describing various wireless technologies used by or within our products.

AN240(ModemID) How Data Radio Identification Numbers (ID Numbers) are used for identifying radios, sending messated to IDs and groups, and repeating ID ranges, Groups, or specific radios.

AN233(System Protocol)  Raveon’s over the air (OTA) protocol supports many features and system diagnostics.

AN224(UWORC)  Universal Wireless OEM Radio Connector (UWORC) is used on Raveon’s OEM data radio modems. All EOM modules use UWORC so when a module is design into a product, many other radio modems can also be used within the same product.

TB115  Wireless Data Radio Usage of the FCC “MURS” Channels. (pdf)  In the fall of 2000 the FCC of the United States created a new license free VHF Citizen Band Radio Service. The FCC defines MURS as a private, two-way, short-distance voice or data communications service for personal or business activities of the general public.  This paper reviews the FCC regulations governing MURS, and highlights some of the advantages and drawbacks of using products designed for this service.

AN 119 Wireless System Design Top-Level Issues. (pdf)  Raveon specializes in designing wireless data communication products with a keen focus on system requirements and long-range operation. When developing a new wireless system, there are many technical issues to consider. This paper outlines the major issues Raveon evaluates to create a product fit for a particular market as well as an overview of how Raveon’s made its system decisions for its LandScape™ System of wireless products.

AN 131 M7 Data Radio Competitive Features. (pdf)  The M7 data radio modem is a sophisticated radio modem, but also one of the easiest to use. AN131 details out many of its unique features that make it the right choice for your wireless modem requirements.

AN 136 Updating Firmware. (pdf)  AN136 describes how firmware in the M7 data radio modem may be updated using the Phillips Flash File Utility. Ony in certain cases may an M7 be updated in the field. In most instances, the radio must be sent into the factory fo firmware updating.

AN 139 Using the M7 GX to send data in TDMA time Slots. (pdf)  The GX option adds an internal GPS in the RV-M7 data radio.  With this option, a TDMA protocol is also available for use to send position information AND to send data between modems.  This application not describes how TDMA data in the RV-M7 series of radio works.

AN 140 Expanding Radio Coverage with a Terminal Server. (pdf)  There are many ways to increase the area of coverage in a radio communication system. AN140 describes how a Terminal Server may be used to facilitate this.

TB115 Wireless Data Radio Usage of the FCC “MURS” Channels. (pdf)  In the fall of 2000 the FCC of the United States created a new license free VHF Citizen Band Radio Service. The FCC defines MURS as a private, two-way, short-distance voice or data communications service for personal or business activities of the general public.  This paper reviews the FCC regulations governing MURS, and highlights some of the advantages and drawbacks of using products designed for this service.

VHF/UHF/Microwave Radio Propagation: A Primer. (pdf)  This paper provides insight into the nature of VHF and UHF radio propagation. It begins with the basics of free space path loss calculations, and then considers the effects of terrain, frequency, and many other system issues.

AN161 M7 MIMIC Mode. (pdf)  The M7 data radio modem has a “MIMIC” mode for remote power control, wireless pump control, and many other remote control applications. See AN161 for details on how this works.

VHF/UHF/Microwave Radio Propagation: A Primer (pdf)  This paper provides insight into the nature of VHF and UHF radio propagation. It begins with the basics of free space path loss calculations, and then considers the effects of terrain, frequency, and many other system issues.

TB115  Wireless Data Radio Usage of the FCC “MURS” Channels. (pdf)  In the fall of 2000 the FCC of the United States created a new license free VHF Citizen Band Radio Service. The FCC defines MURS as a private, two-way, short-distance voice or data communications service for personal or business activities of the general public.  This paper reviews the FCC regulations governing MURS, and highlights some of the advantages and drawbacks of using products designed for this service.

AN119  Wireless System Design Top-Level Issues (pdf)  Raveon specializes in designing wireless data communication products with a keen focus on system requirements and long-range operation. When developing a new wireless system, there are many technical issues to consider. This paper outlines the major issues Raveon evaluates to create a product fit for a particular market as well as an overview of how Raveon’s made its system decisions for its LandScape™ System of wireless products.

AN131 M7 Data Radio Competitive Features. (pdf)  The M7 data radio modem is a sophisticated radio modem, but also one of the easiest to use. AN131 details out many of its unique features that make it the right choice for your wireless modem requirements.

VHF/UHF/Microwave Radio Propagation: A Primer (pdf)  This paper provides insight into the nature of VHF and UHF radio propagation. It begins with the basics of free space path loss calculations, and then considers the effects of terrain, frequency, and many other system issues.

TB115  Wireless Data Radio Usage of the FCC “MURS” Channels. (pdf)  In the fall of 2000 the FCC of the United States created a new license free VHF Citizen Band Radio Service. The FCC defines MURS as a private, two-way, short-distance voice or data communications service for personal or business activities of the general public.  This paper reviews the FCC regulations governing MURS, and highlights some of the advantages and drawbacks of using products designed for this service.

AN122 M7 and SCADA. (.pdf) Raveon’s M7 series of data radios make ideal wireless modems for SCADA and telemetry systems.  This Application Brief describes the general requirements for a wireless SCADA modem and then provides the information needed to configure a FireLine modem to work in common SCADA applications.

AN136 Updating Firmware (pdf)  AN136 describes how firmware in the M7 data radio modem may be updated using the Phillips Flash File Utility. Ony in certain cases may an M7 be updated in the field. In most instances, the radio must be sent into the factory fo firmware updating.

AN161 M7 MIMIC Mode. (pdf)  The M7 data radio modem has a “MIMIC” mode for remote power control, wireless pump control, and many other remote control applications. See AN161 for details on how this works.

Remote Management of Raveon Wireless Modems. (pdf)  Built into all FireLine and M7 series radio modems, is a set of unique remote management and diagnostic capabilities. With the most advanced modem management capabilities in its class,  FireLine and M7 users are able to remotely read network statistics, configuration, and operating conditions of any data radio modem in the system.

VHF/UHF/Microwave Radio Propagation: A Primer (pdf)  This paper provides insight into the nature of VHF and UHF radio propagation. It begins with the basics of free space path loss calculations, and then considers the effects of terrain, frequency, and many other system issues.

AN165(off-road-GPS-tracking)  (pdf)   Raveon’s GPS tracking modems can be used for GPS tracking on or off road. They are idea solutions for remote area tracking.  VHF and UHF radios work excellent for real time tracking  in forests, woods, oceans, and remote areas.

AN180 Installing Bootloader Firmware.This Technical Brief describes how to upload the “Bootloader” firmware into a Raveon M7 series product. A Bootloader firmware program is an additional small program that
runs in the product when it is first turned on. It enables the product’s main firmware program to be updated in the field.

AN181 Reloading Firmware. Summary of the firmware updating process using the built-in Bootloader. If your
Raveon product does not support bootloading, you will need to first install the Bootloader into
it. See AN180 for information on how to install the Bootloader.

AN182(MultiBaseTDMA) (pdf)   Tech Brief describes the configuration and issues related to creating a TDMA system.

AN186(M8 Firmware Upgrade) (pdf)  This Application Note details the upgrade process for all RV-M8, RV-M6 products (including the M8T, M8R, M8S, M6S, M6G). It also provides a basic procedure that can be used to upgrade a small quantity of radio modules. Unless otherwise noted in the Release Notes, field-upgrade of the radio modem firmware is supported in OEM modules and Tech Series modems.

AN 198 PTSAG Message output. (pdf) The M7 radio is capable of compatibility with GAPS systems using the $PTSAG message. This message will output GPS report information received over-the-air in the format described.

AN 199 Low-Latency Streaming. (pdf) This Tech note explains the uses of our Low-Latency Streaming capabilities on our M7 radio, for use in control of robotics and machinery from a distance with only milliseconds of a delay.

AN200 (High-speed M8 Tracking) (pdf)  How to high speed GPS tracking.  Raveon’s GPS trackers can supply GPS location and status updates at very high speeds over long range areas.

Using Radio Modems with other Products. App notes about interfacing, configuring, and features.

AN187(M7 to Garmin GPS 152H)  (pdf)  The M7 GX series of GPS transponders may be directly connected to a Garmin GPS 152H navigation display. When connected, the Garmin display map will show the location of the vehicle it is in PLUS the location of all other M7 transponders within radio range.

AN196(M7 GX to Garmin GPSMAP 557) (pdf)  The M7 GX series of GPS transponders may be directly connected to a Garmin GPSMAP 557 marine navigation display. The GPSMAP 557 has a built-in interface for NMEA 0183 devices.  When Raveon’s M7 GX transponder is connected to the Garmin display using the NMEA 0183 connection, the M7 transponder can put icons on the screen of the Garmin display.

AN210 Raveon Solutions – Golf Cart Tracking   (pdf)  Using GPS tracking radios for tracking Golf Carts.

AN128_MDT_Config (pdf)  Using a Mobile Data Terminal with a radio modem.

AN211 (Programming the MDT) (pdf)  COnfiguring and programming Raveon’s Mobile Data Terminal MDT

The Wireless Data Comm and RF Engineering Application Notes

AN140 Expanding Radio Coverage with a Terminal Server (pdf)  There are many ways to increase the area of coverage in a radio communication system. AN140 describes how a Terminal Server may be used to facilitate this.

AN119  Wireless System Design Top-Level Issues (pdf)  Raveon specializes in designing wireless data communication products with a keen focus on system requirements and long-range operation. When developing a new wireless system, there are many technical issues to consider. This paper outlines the major issues Raveon evaluates to create a product fit for a particular market as well as an overview of how Raveon’s made its system decisions for its LandScape™ System of wireless products.

VHF/UHF/Microwave Radio Propagation: A Primer (pdf)  This paper provides insight into the nature of VHF and UHF radio propagation. It begins with the basics of free space path loss calculations, and then considers the effects of terrain, frequency, and many other system issues.

AN205(LoRa Technolgy)  (pdf)   The LoRa protocol information. LoRa and LoRa WAN is high performance long-range radio communication technology. Raveon’s RV-M22 Daisy Radio modems and other OEM radio modems utilize LoRa technology. LoRa is technology is excellent for wireless daisy chaining a system.

AN206(RadioCoverage) (pdf)   Figuring out Radio Coverage requires factoring in many different parameters in the system. Frequency, data rate, antenna gain, antenna height, terrain, and background noise all affect the system’s coverage area. The answer to:  How long does a radio communicate?  Is a complex answer and every system is different.  AN206 gives an overview of how to figure it out, and how radio communication works.

 

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