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I visited the McLaren Technical Centre near Woking this week and talked to the people involved in the electronics work. Here's my report:

http://steverogerson.suite101.com/mclaren-technical-centre-the-home-of-grand-prix-electronics-a406812
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Interesting read, chock full of things I hadn't come across before. Thanks.

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Amazing place had a tour there in 09
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What sort of data speeds are they transmitting, is that 1.9G per second or over the race?
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I think the article said 1.6 and I thought it has to be over the race, just for the telemetry basically text and xy coordinates which is a staggering amount of raw data. The on board video has to be separate, and although it may use the same radio system to broadcast, it would be WAY more than 1.6 gigabytes of data over the race.
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So, does that work out as

120 sensors, 32 bit, 1.6G Byte, 100 Minutes
120 sensors, 4,000,000,000 readings in 100 minutes
33M3 readings per sensor in 100 minutes
so each sensor is updated 5K5 times per second.

wow


standard TV is 3.5Mb/s
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I've yet to visit this place. Would love to one day, it's just a case of finding the time!
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How do you go about getting a tour there?
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I did a more focussed piece on my visit for Automotive Electronics magazine:

http://www.automotive-electronics.co.uk/ArticleItem.aspx?Cont_Title=McLaren+to+test+Freescale+MCU
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Interesting.

It is on a similar note but did you see the MCU's being made on Sky F1. I don't think they would of my "bigger the blob, better the job" style of soldering.
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Jabberwocky wrote:Interesting.

It is on a similar note but did you see the MCU's being made on Sky F1. I don't think they would of my "bigger the blob, better the job" style of soldering.

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