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Intelligent Buoy - Electronic Components

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Leonardo WardLeonardo Ward 08/05/2020 at 03:580 Comments

The intelligent buoy requires position marking and communication. To accomplish those goals, we evaluated different alternatives and selected the main components in the design. 

For the first prototype we mostly selected breakout boards to perform the proof of concept as soon as possible.

We considered different alternatives that were able to meet the requirements and then selected the best one, because of its features or the cost (we want to design low cost solutions).

Main Components

Considering the size of each board we realized that the SIM7600CE-T will probably exceed our width limits inside our current design of the buoy. Therefore, we decided to create 2 designs: the PCB Buoy A will contain the GSM board, and Buoy B won’t have it. 

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