I have a follow-up question to this discussion: Intel_Alvarado, the difference between the two Intel Edison modules "LPON" and "SPON" is clear:
"The EDI2.LPON.AL.S is Low Power On-Board Antenna and the Edi2.SPON.AL.S is Standard Power On-Board Antenna. The EDI2.LPON.AL.S is targeted for wearables where the Wi-Fi power is stepped down to avoid heat."
I'm wondering exactly how the LPON version accomplishes this, and what the effects of "stepped down" WiFi power are. I've done a little investigating, and it appears that the LPON version pulls ~4mA less current than the SPON version when on and idling, powered by a 3.7V lithium battery.
My three main questions here:
Thank you for reaching out.
I would like to make some further investigation on your questions to provide an accurate answer. I will post my updates as soon as I have some more information. Thanks in advance for your patience.
Thank you for your patience! I have some new information, check this article outlining Edison wireless output power for LP and SP options, http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-edison-compute-modules/00002365... http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-edison-compute-modules/00002365.... I hope you can use that information and draw your own conclusions with your project needs in mind.