LPWAN Benchmark: Time to Market only 6 Months and with World’s Best Radio Coverage

How your wireless IoT idea can become a real product

The Timeline:

  • May 2018: Inquiry Tracker with harald.naumann (at) lte-modem.com
  • February 2019: Order for development with akorIoT Group
  • August 2019: Pre-series/ field test order with akorIoT Group
  • Basis = akorIoT SensPRO http://www.gsm-modem.de/M2M/m2m-componets/akoriot-senspro-reference-design-nbiot-ltem/
  • Radio modules = Quectel BG96 Multimode NB-IoT, LTEM, GSM
  • GNSS Module= Quectel L76L, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
  • Cellular antenna = customer specific in the motherboard
  • GNSS antenna = Flex PCB with coaxial cable
  • MCU = STM32L431
  • Firmware = Customer specific
  • Cloud = akorIoT Cloud with customer-specific modification
  • Radio approval = Eurofins
NB-IoT, LTEM, GSM PCB Track antenna - click to enlarge

NB-IoT, LTEM, GSM PCB Track antenna – click to enlarge

Just15 months from the birth of an idea to the real device, and 6 months from the order of development resource to the real device.

A market opportunity worldwide thanks to the global coverage of the Quectel BG96 multimode module. No other LPWAN can provide such good coverage worldwide as the combination of NB-IoT, LTE-M and GSM. Anyone who wants to get to production in 6 months’ elapsed time is welcome to contact us. Time to Market in 6 months. Made in Germany. Inquiries please to harald.naumann (at) lte-modem.com

Extract of wireless IoT related services:

– Matching of the antenna in the device (chip, PCB antenna, helical antenna)
– Guidance on antenna design if undertaken by the client
– Antenna layout of the dual F-antenna on an empty PCB in the customer’s enclosure
– Antenna layout of any other custom PCB antenna: Helix antenna, Flex PCB antenna, Antenna punched from tinplate, Antenna printed on plastic in housing, Antenna on ceramic, Slot antennas and many more techniques
– Antenna with radio module and power supply for extremely low power consumption
– Assisting in the implementation of the antenna or power supply concept in the fully-featured PCB of the customer
– Development of the whole PCB including an antenna with software Development by the customer
– Development of the whole device (HW + SW) following the client’s specifications
– Reference designs with NB-IoT, LTE-M, GSM, GNSS, BLE, Wi-Fi, MCU, sensors, charging electronics for over 20 applications with an open block diagram and the possibility for customers to develop their own code using a free C compiler
– Preliminary measurements and tests required for radio certification
– Radio certification according to RED (CE), FCC and several more standards
– Workshops at the client’s office or via video conference
– Training and seminars on radio technology and radio certification

We look forward to receiving your inquiry to harald.naumann (at) lte-modem.com and will be pleased to submit a proposal. In most cases the IoT M2M Cookbook or the reference design akorIoT SensPRO is only the beginning. After that there are often follow-up orders for the services mentioned above. “akor” is the ancient Celtic word for “open” and we prefer openness in our concepts, and like to share our knowledge in training and to maintain open communication with our customers.

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