INTERNET OF THINGS EDITORIAL & GUEST OPINIONS

  • Vision Metering Leverages Semtech LoRa Technology, LoRaWAN Standard

    While several connectivity options exist for smart metering, many cannot penetrate dense buildings and have issues providing seamless service. Semtech’s LoRa® devices and LoRaWAN® standard enable long range connectivity and low power consumption to enhance the performance.

  • 3 Common Pitfalls Of 802.11ax DVT (That Test Developers Should Avoid)

    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.

  • Loose Lips Sink Gifts And Spaceships

    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.

  • 5G New Radio Architecture And Challenges

    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.

  • Who Really Benefits From Spectrum Auctions?

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

  • Satellite M2M, The IoT, And The Public Sector

    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.

INTERNET OF THINGS NEWS FEATURES

week-in-5G-graphic The Week in 5G: 9/16/21 — Orolia Keeps Time On Galileo Satellites, China Reveals 6G Timeline

This week in 5G, AT&T and FreeWave are delivering increased satellite coverage for their remote customers, Australia is eyeing Adelaide to develop 5G and space-based technologies, and Photokite is offering a 5G-enabled, tethered drone for real-time emergency response monitoring. 

INTERNET OF THINGS NEWS

IOT PRODUCTS

Qorvo offers the QPF4551 integrated front end module (FEM) for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) systems. With a compact form factor and integrated matching, this module minimizes the layout area required for its application. It is ideally used for access points, wireless routers, residential gateways, residential gateways, premise equipment, and Internet of Things applications.

Altair offers their scalable design platform for shortening design efforts along product and services digitalization while minimizing overall costs. Altair IoT solutions help accelerate growth in developing new services, improve productivity, increase flexibility, and optimize overall global efficiency.

Skyworks presents innovative Internet of Things (IoT) product solutions for a wide range of applications including automotive, connected home, industrial, machine-to-machine, medical, mobile devices, and wearables.

IOT WHITE PAPERS, APPLICATION NOTES, CASE STUDIES, & BROCHURES

  • Matter is a universal software layer, a foundation for connected things and their application, will act as the universal IoT standard compatible with various protocols deployed in our homes today. With Matter, all ecosystem manufacturers can make it easier for product developers to innovate because the interoperability function is taken care of.

  • The number of connected devices in our homes continues to rise, and each device can be held to a different wireless standard. Qorvo explains how to manage multiple traffic standards within a connected home to keep communications between devices fast, efficient, scalable, and able to receive more data. 

  • Over-the-air (OTA) testing, something not historically possible with past generations of wireless devices, has the potential to revolutionize wireless device testing while enabling innovative testing of both advanced antenna systems (AAS) and antenna array technology.

  • Led by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), multiple portions of the spectrum ranging from the C band to the V band were either opened or auctioned to new uses throughout the year. These changes drive a variety of new opportunities for wireless device manufacturers and broadband and cellular carriers. These new opportunities result in a range of fresh challenges for RF technology vendors to help solve. 

  • Used in communications, radar sensors, and IoT, ultrawideband (UWB) technology uses an extremely high bandwidth of 500 MHz or more. The ETSI standard requires a resolution bandwidth of 50 MHz. This application note explains technical reasons for the bandwidth limitation and presents solutions for regulative UWB testing using the R&S®ESW. 

  • There’s a new standard in town and its name is CHIP – Connected Home Over the Internet Protocol. It aims to elevate consumers’ smart home experiences by making products more compatible. Up until now, we’ve had a range of protocols – Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Bluetooth® Low Energy, Thread, etc. This article provides a brief introduction to this standard. 

  • As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and change the way consumers manage information in the environment, Skyworks has worked to expand its wireless connectivity product portfolio for the needs of every emerging market. These markets include automotive, connected home, industrial, machine-to-machine (M2M), medical, mobile devices, smart energy, and wearable technologies. This brochure provides a brief overview on Skyworks’ new and featured products for each market.

  • The most demanding ­5G applications will require fiber for each small cell, but the exact fiber cable requirements for each deployment will differ based on local geography and expected demand. This paper discusses the use of fiber in 5G technologies, as well as how to calculate the amount of fiber needed for 5G in metropolitan areas.

IOT VIDEOS

Qorvo’s ConcurrentConnect™ technology works and enables fast communications, increases network capacity, helps create future-proof connected devices, and improves scalability in the connected home. Qorvo works with an array of tools and loves partnering with the customers on their toughest design problems.