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Tag: Weightless

Miniature Helical PCB Antenna for LoRa-Tag

LoRa Tag antenna 3D drawing

The antenna design in this LoRa-Tag is based on the application note for the Texas Instruments DN038. The customer’s project objective was to match the antenna to the European 868 MHz band without changing the structure. Text excerpt from the TI application note “There are several ways to tune an antenna to achieve better performance. […]

LPWAN coverage range on radio propagation – NB-IoT, Weightless, LoRaWAN & SIGFOX

Photo of the two flip charts at LPWAN Congress in Frankfurt

If you are planning to deploy your own LPWA network then you’ll need to understand a few things about RF signal propagation, run a few models and then conduct a few tests in the real world. In this article, we are going to explore what is involved so fasten your seat belts and let’s go… […]

Internet of Things Case Study – Street lights

Internet of Things Case Study – Street lights - Power station in Hanover

In Patras, Greece, they work on smart city technology development using NB-IoT has started. But how can the developers avoid the need for a SIM card and its subscription? Technical needs The smart lighting controller, for example, has been sending one status update message of 40 bytes every five minutes and a message containing energy consumption […]

NB-IoT and band 70 – What is your opinion?

Radio wave lambda

RF engineers already know that signal propagation characteristics vary according to frequency. In simple terms, signals carried at lower frequencies travel further. Since wavelength equals the speed of light divided by the period of the carrier signal, we can see that low frequency signals have a long wavelength. Long wavelength, low frequency radio waves are […]

When pigeons tweet – birds in IoT

Pigeons wearing wireless pollution-monitoring devices will report back via Twitter

Pigeons don’t tweet, they make cooing noises. They don’t wear backpacks either. Usually. Well, say hello to the new breed of backpack wearing, tweeting pigeons that might just save lives.   If you live in a city there’s a good chance you’ll be sharing it most days with a large number of pigeons. And generally […]

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