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Optimizing Antenna Integration in ISM LPWA Devices Publish Date: 2022-05-18

A discussion of the basic link budget model, key antenna specifications impacting link budget, and examples that can optimize link budgets.

How to Implement SWaP-C Satcom Antenna Arrays Using SMD Power Dividers and Directional Couplers Publish Date: 2022-05-17

How to use compact SMDs passive components to build smaller and lighter antenna arrays while simultaneously enhancing gain and beam forming capabilities.

Specifying and Using RFID for IIoT Asset Tracking Publish Date: 2022-05-03

Specifying a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) asset tracking system is complex with uncontrolled conditions to consider during transport/storage.

FMS Standard for Commercial Vehicles Fleet Management System Publish Date: 2022-04-27

Commercial vehicle parameters need to be monitored to prevent failures of such vehicles and extend the life of the vehicle.

How to Cater to Both Legacy and 5G Wireless IoT Networks Using Wideband Antennas Publish Date: 2022-03-29

How to simplify and future-proof multiband wireless designs using antennas spanning 600 to 6000 MHz to support 3G, 4G, and 5G links.

2021 InnovateFPGA Contest: Creative Designers Show Us How to Tackle Sustainability Publish Date: 2021-12-16

Use the platform and projects from the InnovateFPGA Design Contest 2021-22 as inspiration for how to connect the edge toward a sustainable future.

How to Rapidly Prototype IoT Devices using the B-L4S5I-IOT01A Discovery Kit IoT Node Publish Date: 2021-09-22

How to quickly and simply prototype IoT connected devices using the B-L4S5I-IOT01A Discovery IoT Node from STMicroelectronics.

How to Quickly Implement Accurate and Reliable Positioning Using Multi-Constellation GNSS Modules Publish Date: 2021-09-09

Use multi-constellation GNSS receivers in position-based applications to provide better availability of PNT signals to increase accuracy and reliability.

How to Perform Over-the-Air (OTA) Updates Using the ESP32 Microcontroller and its ESP-IDF Publish Date: 2021-08-10

How to simplify the execution of IoT OTA firmware updates on Espressif Systems’ ESP32 microcontroller and associated modules and ESP-IDF.

Rapidly Prototype Bluetooth IoT Applications with a Development Kit and Off-the-Shelf Add-On Boards Publish Date: 2021-07-14

How to apply an extensible development kit and software ecosystem to dramatically simplify rapid prototyping of battery- powered Bluetooth IoT designs.

How to Quickly Create AWS Cloud-Controlled IoT Endpoints Publish Date: 2021-06-22

Use Microchip Technology’s EV15R70A kit to quickly and securely connect Wi-Fi enabled IoT nodes to AWS for control, monitoring and data analysis.

Comparing Wireless Protocols for Industrial Automation Publish Date: 2021-05-06

Wireless technologies that support Industry 4.0 are based on cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and IEEE 802.15.4 standards and protocols.

Application Layer Protocol Options for M2M and IoT Functionality Publish Date: 2021-04-27

Modeling communication structures and identifying the right protocol for a particular application can be daunting.

The Professional’s Guide to Debugging Tools and Techniques for IoT Devices Publish Date: 2021-03-23

Using professional debugging tools and techniques for IoT devices, designers and hobbyists alike can greatly reduce development time.

Wireless Technology Overview for IoT Publish Date: 2021-03-10

IoT connects physical devices, allowing them to interact, collect and exchange data. There are many ways these devices can communicate wirelessly.

Speed Configuration of Industrial Automation Facilities Using Remote Microcontroller Debuggers Publish Date: 2021-03-03

Remote microcontroller debuggers connected over Wi-Fi can greatly simplify programming and firmware debugging for multiple industrial SBCs.

Quickly Implement Spoofing-Resistant Face Recognition Without a Cloud Connection Publish Date: 2021-02-24

A specialized processor and software library offer a simpler, safer alternative for face-based authentication.

How to Use Digi-Key’s Part Search More Efficiently Publish Date: 2021-02-19

Digi-Key Electronics takes great pride in having one of the industry’s largest varieties of parts in-stock and ready for shipment on the day an order is placed.

The Basics of Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCOs) and How to Select and Use Them Publish Date: 2021-01-26

Voltage controlled oscillators vary their output frequency proportional to an input voltage and find use in PLLs, radar, communications, and electronic music.

Understand the Fundamentals of Coaxial Adapters to Make Better Use of These Very Useful Components Publish Date: 2020-12-29

With an understanding of their purpose, designers can make good use of coaxial adapters, a very useful component with broad applicability.