Wireless Development

Venture designs and develops wireless based products over a broad range of applications, spectrum, standards and chipsets.

Venture has invested significantly in the field of RF design. Our clients have benefited from our expertise in implementing systems that communicate at various frequencies and use a variety of chipsets.

In addition to having developed RFOS for optimized integration of custom wireless into products, we are also experienced in developing for and integrating a number of wireless and RF areas, including:

  • standard license free protocols such as: WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE / BTLE), Zigbee, ANT;
  • cellular modems
  • ISM frequencies: 433MHz, 900MHz (868 in EU), 2.4GHz;
  • other frequencies:  VHF, UHF, and microwave;
  • antenna: printed, stamped, SMT;
  • spread spectrum:  DSSS, FHSS;
  • GPS.

One of our core areas of strength is in integrating multiple radios into one design – maybe a single PCB, maybe shared processors – which can result in a highly optimized product.

Two situations that we  use  radio systems and standards other than RFOS:

  1. The use of standards is applicable for a specific application, primarily for reasons of interoperability.
    • In our experience, this is a much less common outcome than many would expect. A comparative financial model typically shows that a custom design increases returns at the end of the day and a comparative technical analysis shows that better product performance is achievable with a custom design. For example, a custom design might result in a smaller battery, reducing size and weight and product cost, and increasing market size.
    • Interoperability is one truly immutable reason to use standards, though even here is it sometimes more optimal to use two radios – one for interoperability and one for the core wireless functions.

  2. Other radio systems are needed in addition to RFOS for other aspects of the system.
    • The system may require additional communications such as a star hub connecting to WiFi or GSM, or a device using Bluetooth Low Energy to pair with a phone.
    • Their may be additional radio systems such as RFID, GPS, other location technology.
    • Co-locating radios typically requires careful design considerations around EM and RF interference and antenna design.