The power of receiver sensitivity

What is receiver sensitivity and why is it important?

The attached whitepaper explores the Friis transmission equation and what it takes to double the range of a wireless communication system.

In summary, increasing the communication range requires increasing system operating margin which can be done in several ways, including: increased transmitter power or antenna gain, decrease system losses or use a more sensitive receiver. The pros and cons of each variable are explored.

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Last updated: Aug 23, 2017

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