Lightning strikes twice

Programme director, Andy Lunness, overseeing installation of further Lightning modules as part of the Bristol is Open smart city project.

The Lightning 60 GHz wireless modem from Blu Wireless Technology. This demonstrator grade evaluation platform is based on Blu Wireless’s HYDRA PHY/MAC technology integrated within the PHY1 SoC, which is based on the IEEE 802.11ad TDD wireless standard together with several extensions for optimised operation in outdoor conditions. A 60 GHz active phased array antenna is used to deliver electronic beam steering with 2×12 element antenna arrays for transmit and receive operation.