Internet of Things Editorial & Guest Opinions

  1. 3 Common Pitfalls Of 802.11ax DVT (That Test Developers Should Avoid)
    4/2/2018

    The transition from previous 802.11 standards, such as 802.11n and 802.11ac, to 802.11ax adds several new technologies and performance requirements that need to be fully tested. However, there are a number of challenges in designing these test scenarios.

  2. Loose Lips Sink Gifts And Spaceships
    1/8/2018

    Whether it’s a matter of national security or commercial success, a space plane or a sensor, brilliant people regularly refrain from trumpeting their astounding scientific achievements. It's not always easy or popular, but it's necessary, and I tip my hat top you, secret-keepers.

  3. 5G New Radio Architecture And Challenges
    11/15/2017

    NR is billed as a more capable air interface, and will need to operate in both the frequencies below 6 GHz and above 24 GHz (mmWave) with a frame structure supporting both TDD and FDD, as well as operate in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

  4. Who Really Benefits From Spectrum Auctions?
    10/30/2017

    How much do the FCC’s RF spectrum auctions foster competition, benefit consumers, or spur development of new components and technologies?

  5. Satellite M2M, The IoT, And The Public Sector
    9/25/2017

    As machine-to-machine and Internet of Things technologies grow congruent with daily life, satellite-based IoT is increasingly relevant to the mix. Given that IoT devices are primarily used to eliminate the need for human interface, as well as provide real-time automated monitoring and control across distances, it’s often essential to enable its functioning in remote regions that lie outside the range of terrestrial network coverage.

  6. Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advancing, Spurred By Dual-Use Technology Development
    7/17/2017

    Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is a category of microelectronics using novel materials with stretchable, conformable, and flexible form factors. FHE enables wearables, medical Internet of Things (IoT) applications, defense applications, and more by shifting from electronics based on rigid and fragile circuit boards to flexible electronics components mounted on substrates, such as plastics and textiles.

  7. Key Test Considerations For A Quality 5G Wireless User Experience
    5/19/2017

    In part 1 of this series, we explored the variety of wireless technologies that make up 5G — a family of technologies optimized for a variety of use cases. This article will focus on the testing challenges facing these higher-bandwidth technologies.

  8. How Far Away Are Non-Lethal, Weaponized EMPs?
    3/27/2017

    An non-lethal electromagnetic pulse would be invaluable on the modern battlefield, crippling an enemy while minimizing civilian casualties. But just how vulnerable is the United States to such an attack, and far away are weaponized EMPs from effective, affordable deployment? 

  9. RFID Innovation Proves Technology Is Never Too Mature For A “Growth Spurt”
    3/6/2017

    Miniaturization across numerous components, ever-improving computing capability, and novel power sources are just a few of the advances enabling RFID creators and users to employ the technology for previously unheard-of applications.

  10. Connecting The $11 Billion Asset Management Market
    3/10/2016

    The cellular machine-to-machine value-added services market is poised to dominate the transportation, utility, eHealth, and emerging IoT markets. With a market value estimated to exceed $11 billion by 2020, CSPs and device manufacturers will benefit by deploying tools and services enabling a secure M2M VAS communication network.