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Advanced Features

ANT has several advanced features that can help in certain situations.

Most of these are described in Application Notes, available from the Download page. To help you decide which
features are worth investigating further, here is a brief summary of why you might use each one.

WHAT:
 

 

 

 

WHY:

  • Connect to the right device in multi user environments
  • Gives you a range of techniques to improve the user experience

 

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AN02 - Device Pairing

WHAT:
 

WHY:

  • Allows a master device to be acquired based on its proximity to the searching slave, without the need for user intervention
  • Particularly useful in crowded environments
  • Placing the devices close together and using proximity, can ensure that the correct two devices are paired


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AN12 - Proximity Search

WHAT:
 

WHY:

  • Allow a device to be both a master and a slave
  • Access multiple networks with the same device
  • Receive mulitple data types with the same device


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AN15 - Multi-Channel Design Considerations

WHAT:
 

WHY:

  • How to search without disrupting other channels
  • Get data without acquiring a master


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AN11 - ANT Channel Search and Background Scanning Channels

WHAT:
 

WHY:

  • Be able to receive from any transmitting node at any time
  • Keep the radio on full time
  • Allows an ANT node to asynchronously receive transmissions from multiple devices


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AN14 - Scanning Mode

WHAT:
 

WHY:

  • Know the Received Signal Strength Indication
  • Pair to the device with the strongest signal
  • Useful in proximity applications


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AN16 - RSSI Extended Information

WHAT:
 

WHY:

  • Transfer bulk data fast
  • Avoid potential pitfalls


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AN04 - Burst Transfers

WHAT:
 

WHY:

  • ANT-FS is a session based transport mechanism
  • Securely and automatically transfer data files between a host device and a client device
  • FIT is a compact, interoperable and extensible file format designed to be sent over ANT-FS


More Info:
 

ANT-FS and FIT