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Antennas tests – preparing a PCB for a device in the Internet of Things

Calibration of the VNA on PCB with embedded antenna

Calibration of the VNA on PCB with embedded antenna The calibration of the VNA (Vector Network Analyser)  for a PCB with embedded antenna is difficult. The final antenna with all components except the wireless module should be mounted inside the final enclosure. The wireless module will be replaced by the probe. The three calibrations of […]

Antenna Tutorial -Self-made PCB antenna for NB-IoT and GSM for cost US$ 0

Self Made Embedded Antenna Design versus Chip Antenna The wireless Internet of Things has a need for inexpensive wireless modules and antennas. An LTE-Cat-NB1-module (NB-IoT) will cost less than US$ 6 at 1K order. A self-made NB-IoT antenna on PCB could cost US$ 0. Within 60 minutes you will learn which is commercially and technically […]

Update IoT / M2M Cookbook, 3 hour Antenna Tutorial, IoT at Electronica in Munich

IoT M2M Cookbook

This quarter I have a lot of IoT / M2M news for you: 1. Update IoT / M2M Cookbook Since 4 weeks the update is on the server, listed here: http://www.gsm-modem.de/M2M/m2m_iot_cookbook/ More than 12 pages are related to ceramic chip loop antennas for GPS/GLONASS and Bluetooth. Loop antennas have no hand effect and will not […]

Is it possible to use iBeacons / BLE beacons for triangulation or BLE indoor localisation?

Please find another close the same messages or questions on BLE indoor localisation to me as below. I get the question again and again at least once a month. It is time for a block post on this topic. What is the recommended way to implement BLE beacons to perform indoor localisation? What is the […]

Wi-Fi module – five minute set up

This Wi-Fi module arrived yesterday.  The complete package includes the Wi-Fi module,  a USB connector and a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) to USB converter. The operating voltage is supplied via USB from the PC. After plugging the module into the USB port, a standard terminal software application was started on the PC. With the first […]

Waterproofed Android smartphones, tablets and pet trackers

Android devices and pet trackers for life, not just for Christmas – original blog posted in Nov 2011 As Janis Joplin sang, “My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends”. Two of my friends own an iPhone and they always buy the latest smartphones. I will “make amends” and skip buying  a tablet for […]

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