The Importance of Form Factor Size and Sub-Compact Form Factor Modules for IoT Applications

The Anatomy of a Cellular Module The world’s over 750 cellular operators offer virtually ubiquitous radio coverage across every country on the planet. For the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) targeting the Internet of Things (IoT), cellular connectivity opens a potentially global market opportunity. However, being based on a licensed spectrum, incorporating cellular connectivity has historically high integration challenges. It is not a trivial engineering exercise, and the move into the millimeter wave (mmWave) world of 5G is likely to introduce […]

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C-Band Spectrum: The Next Step Toward Bringing 5G to Life

For a while now, industry analysts, players and authorities — including GSMA and Ericsson — have been heralding the dramatic growth of mobile broadband (MBB) data traffic that will likely happen over the next 10–15 years. Meanwhile, long-term evolution (LTE) is positioned to become the dominant mobile access technology far beyond 2020, when more commercial […]

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The First Mile of IoT™

What Is the First Mile of IoT™? In the world of consumer internet access, bridging the last mile means stretching the cable from the curb to the house to link a customer with the web. It’s an image that evokes reaching out to make a final connection — sending data and audiovisual content from the […]

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How 5G Enables Advanced Metering Infrastructure for Smarter Utilities

The integrated system of smart meters, communications networks, and data management systems known as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is a dream for forward-facing utility companies. AMI architecture can reduce power outages and electrical spikes, help consumers lower their monthly energy bills, and give access to gas, electric and water readouts through remote mobile devices.   Across Europe and the U.S., smart grids and […]

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How Next-Gen GNSS Is Positioned to Power Up the World of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is steadily becoming the internet of everything as seemingly every possible object — from smart cities, smart lighting and smart cars to utilities, waste management, medical emergency services, asset tracking and transportation services — can be connected to networks that capture a steady stream of information about the people using it. However, […]

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The Potential and Challenge of 5G: What 2019-2020 Will Bring

Demystifying 5G: Promises and Challenges Having recently appeared on the PSDcast to discuss the global deployment of 5G technologies (I invite you to listen), I wanted to further discuss how 5G is the future of telecommunications. With its lightning speed, increased reliability, and low latency, 5G is triggering a monumental shift in cellular communications. It offers data speeds of […]

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How Secure Modules Prevent IoT Device Security Breaches

It Starts with the Module: Picking the Right Hardware Can Save you the Pain of an IoT Device Security Breach   In 2022, more than 40 billion devices are expected to be connected through the Internet of Things (IoT), the wireless device platform that enables everything from smart fitness wearables to smart city lighting to […]

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Benefits of Advanced Metering Infrastructure for First Responders

Accessibility and Reliability: How Advanced Metering Infrastructure Benefits First Responders   Within the next three years, more than 1.1 billion smart meters will stretch across the globe through the Internet of Things (IoT), designed to provide faster, more accurate readouts from devices connected to smart grids, such as electric cabling, gas lines, and water pipes […]

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NB-IoT and LTE-M: Cellular IoT for a 5G World

How LTE-M and NB-IoT Will Pave the Way for a 5G World   5G is almost here, and like 2G, 3G, and 4G before it, it will change the way we send and receive information.   What’s even more exciting is that 5G will enable countless automated wireless applications for the rapidly growing Internet of […]

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