MiWi™ Protocol - Channel Interference Risk and Latency Due to Channel Scanning and Hopping Techniques

In MiWi™ protocol, the different channels are separated by 20 MHz. MiWi is based on IEEE 802.15.4 which is designed to coexist with interference.

With interference, the communication distance is shorter and lost packet percentage is higher. Channel scanning/hopping helps find the channel with least noise. This function is called only after powering up or by request from the application layer. It won't affect the latency, but the network stops operating while the function is invoked.

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