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The new benchmark in LPWA indoor penetration is underground

Estimated LoRaWAN cell size versus cellular BTS in Munich

Light indoor, indoor penetration and deep indoor in LPWAN was yesterday. The new record for the penetration through walls and floors was achieved in Munich on August 10, 2018 with NB-IoT. Due to the great heat in the office, our Munich team continued the NB-IoT tests in the Munich subway tunnel. With NB-IoT you will […]

Antenna matching service

As the question about the costs and the procedure for the matching of antennas frequently occurs, we have described the process and explained it with some examples of projects. To estimate the costs, the answers to the following questions are necessary. Standard questions on antenna matching: Which radio modules were used? How many radio modules […]

Tools and methods for efficient Antenna Development – Wireless Congress in Munich

Vector Network Analyser

15th. November 2018, Munich, Germany Time 17:00 – 18:00 Session/Workshop Speaker: Roger Denker, MegiQ BV Language: English Registration (soon): https://www.wireless-congress.com/home.html In 60 minutes you will learn how easy it is to use a PC-based Vector Network Analyser (VNA) made by MegiQ. Examples to be presented at the Antenna Tutorial Part 1 will include live measurements […]

Embedded antenna design – Make or buy – Wireless Congress in Munich

PCB track antenna simulation

Wireless Congress: Systems & Applications 15th. November 2018, Munich, Germany Time: 16:00 – 17:00 Session/Workshop Speaker: Harald Naumann, tekmodul Language: English Registration: https://www.wireless-congress.com/home.html The wireless Internet of Things has a need for inexpensive wireless modules and antennas. An NB-IoT module will cost less than US$ 6 for a 1K unit order. A self-made NB-IoT antenna […]

Make your hands dirty on NB-IoT application – Wireless Congress in Munich

NB-IoT, locating by TDOA

Wireless Congress: Systems & Applications 14. November 2018, Munich, Germany Time 17:00 – 18:00 Session/Workshop Speaker: Wilhelm Oelers, Triptec HL UG Language: English Registration: https://www.wireless-congress.com/home.html Get your hands dirty with an NB-IoT application NB-IoT is the new shining constellation on the LPWAN sky. It stars are called low energy consumption, low price, small sized and […]

akorIoT Nano with Arduino Nano / STM32 Nucleo 32 and NB-IoT, GSM and GNSS module

NB-IoT / GSM eval kit with Arduino Nano or STM32 Nucleo 32

NB-IoT reference design in credit card size including PCB track antenna The wireless IoT market is crying for small mobile devices transmitting for years from tiny batteries. With akorIoT Nano we developed the next open design.  “akor” is the Proto-Celtic word for “open”. With placing the order for akorIoT Nano you get the schematic diagrams, […]

Comparison of TX energy consumption across LPWAN in EU 12 bytes on NB-IoT, LoRaWAN, SIGFOX and GSM/SMS)

Energy / power consumption SMS versus NB-IoT, LoRaWAN and SIGFOX

After comparing NB-IoT, LoRaWAN and SIGFOX’s energy consumptions during transmission in the USA and Europe, here is another direct comparison with GSM and SMS. SIGFOX and LoRaWAN repeatedly call out their low energy consumption when compared to SMS with wake-up and registration on the GSM network. Their commentary is that the two unlicensed LPWAN technologies […]

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