IOT ANTENNA DESIGN
What makes IoT devices different from antenna design perspective?
In IoT connected devices, antenna design is more important than ever. IoT devices can be found in any kind of locations. Quite often devices are in remote places, far away from communication infrastructure and hard to access. This leads to 3 common characteristics:
Common nominator for the three characteristics above is the pressure those place on wireless performance and antenna design. There are many technologies that have been developed to tackle the performance requirements and they fall under the category of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). However, selecting a suitable technology is not enough. Even the best system and best product can fail if it has poor a antenna design.
Quality antenna design for IoT
Most of the LPWAN systems use a single frequency range to communicate over long distance. This allows antenna to be placed in smaller space because the reduction of bandwidth can be managed. However, any potting material or presence of metal will severely detune the antenna and cause many standard antennas to be impossible to match. High quality antenna design starts with identifying best antenna solution to given mechanical constraints and through iterative process of IoT product development influence overall product design to achieve the best achievable antenna performance with the lowest BOM cost.
Radientum Services for IoT antenna design
Our antenna simulations are critical at reaching accurate performance forecast in early stages of development. This helps enable informed decisions before manufacturing of prototypes. Simulation enable us to use our extensive know-how in product integration to find new innovative antenna solutions.
We can measure TRP in anechoic chamber when your device has been configured to transmit carrier wave signal (CWS) at maximum power. This means that our power meter will test the transmitted power to each direction and results are integrated to generate the combined total power.
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