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Innovative Alternatives to AT Command Sets

Innovative Alternatives to AT Command Sets

This white paper will walk you through the benefits and inherent limitations of traditional ASCII-based command sets for integrating Wi-Fi for cloud-based systems and detail how new software approaches can provide significant advantages in development time and efforts.

Don’t I need Linux?

Don’t I need Linux?

With the latest System-on-Chip (SoC) technologies, the complexity of Wi-Fi has been pushed into the wireless module, allowing developers to focus on their application data instead of designing a platform to support Wi-Fi.

Is There an App for that?

Is There an App for that?

The goal of this white paper is to walk through the elements of building a cloud-connectivity system to support remote App connectivity for your product, so you can have a robust and exciting solution to share with your customer.

Mind the Map

Mind the Map

The wave of cellular technology for M2M applications has begun, and by 2018 nearly 20% of all cellular devices will be M2M specific! Utilizing a multi-phase product roadmap approach is an invaluable strategy to manage your time and cost constraints in bringing a cellular-enabled product to market for the first time.

Wearable Technology Design: Hidden Pitfall in your Design Plan

Wearable Technology Design: Hidden Pitfall in your Design Plan

The Wearable Technology industry, incorporating embedded electronics with clothing and other body-worn accessories, is producing arguably the biggest buzz this year in the consumer electronic, health, and wellness industries.

7 Key Antenna Design Considerations

7 Key Antenna Design Considerations

Using a trace antenna in your RF product design has several advantages. When implementing a trace antenna keep in mind these 7 Keys to make your antenna flawless.

Antenna Matching Within an Enclosure

Antenna Matching Within an Enclosure

An antenna is a function of its environment. Whether it’s sitting on a desk, on a manufacturer’s development board, or in a product, all three scenarios result in different performance.

The Power of 802.15.4 and Ethernet

The Power of 802.15.4 and Ethernet

In today's electronic age, the Internet has become the unofficial standard for transferring data around the world. As technology advances and more users rely on mobile devices, the ability to access information from any location becomes vital.

So you want WiFi?

So you want WiFi?

Developers implementing Wi-Fi in their products are presented with a selection of 802.11 standards, including 802.11a, b, g, n or a combination of standards. So which one to choose?

3 Permissive Change Options for Unlicensed Transmitters

3 Permissive Change Options for Unlicensed Transmitters

Products are continually under revision due to obsolete or unavailable parts, cost cutting, updates for a product release, and so on. The dilemma for most companies is determining the process and requirements for altered products.

Real World RF Range Testing

Real World RF Range Testing

This paper outlines the procedure for a successful RF range test that provides quantitative data on how the RF link performs in its intended environment. This enables informed decisions about network architecture.

A Guide to the FCC and Industry Canada Certification Process

A Guide to the FCC and Industry Canada Certification Process

In the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the governing body for wireless devices. Canada has a similar regulating body called Industry Canada (IC). Companies must register with the appropriate body.

FCC Guidance for Incorporating Transmitter Modules

FCC Guidance for Incorporating Transmitter Modules

Transmitter modules enable a company to save time and money. The FCC allows modules to be used in multiple hosts without the need to approve each module individually.

5 GHz: Why you need it now

5 GHz: Why you need it now

The number of wirelessly enabled devices has increased dramatically over the past few years. As a result, the single band, 2.4 GHz spectrum has become more crowded than a Los Angeles freeway at rush our.

Understanding Radio Module Integration for Europe

Understanding Radio Module Integration for Europe

LSR is commonly answering question regarding the requirements for radio products in Europe. The European Union (EU) has established a basic set of guidelines in the form of the 1999/5/EC R&TTE Directive.

A High-Level Overview of Medical Body Area Networks

A High-Level Overview of Medical Body Area Networks

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has advanced its wireless health care agenda by adopting rules that will enable Medical Body Area Networks (MBAN).

Regulatory & Technical Requirements for Medical Body Area Networks

Regulatory & Technical Requirements for Medical Body Area Networks

MBAN devices must comply with the relevant FCC technical requirements related to permissible bandwidth, radiated power, transmitter operation, unwanted emissions, frequency stability and RF safety.

The Basics of Multiple Input Multiple Output Radio Systems

The Basics of Multiple Input Multiple Output Radio Systems

The presence of multiple reflections and multiple communication paths between two radio terminals cause signal fading impairments to a wireless communication link.

A Technical Overview of DECT ULE

A Technical Overview of DECT ULE

With the introduction of the Ultra Low Energy (ULE) standard extension, DECT has become the ideal technology for home automation and security.

Terms and Definitions of Basic Antenna Design

Terms and Definitions of Basic Antenna Design

The terms plus definitions commonly used in antenna design and RF design are: Smith Chart, VSWR, Return Loss, and or Reflection coefficient.

How to Properly Implement Chip Antennas

How to Properly Implement Chip Antennas

Chip antennas offer small, compact solutions for wireless products. They often only need a few millimeters of space, and a little bit of ground clearance.

Industrial Designers: How We Integrate Antenna Designs

Industrial Designers: How We Integrate Antenna Designs

As products all around us become connected industrial designers are offering their unique skill sets to enhance wireless products.

The 5 Basics of RF Design

The 5 Basics of RF Design

Whether your budget is substantial or minimal, it is important to keep in mind the following questions in order for your project to go ahead without a hitch.

Wireless Products: SoC VS. SDR

Wireless Products: SoC VS. SDR

Numerous technology solutions have been optimized in an all on one System-on-chip (SoC), while a Software Defined Radio (SDR) allows a great deal of flexibility.

The Hows & Why's of SAR Testing

The Hows & Why's of SAR Testing

Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR, is a measure of the heating value of radiated RF energy on human tissue.

FCC Testing Requirement for Your Product

FCC Testing Requirement for Your Product

The FCC has defined three categories of equipment approval for Part 15 devices: Verification, Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and Certification

Are you gaining what you should from your antenna?

Are you gaining what you should from your antenna?

A center-fed dipole antenna is presented as a design/simulation example. Measurement discussion includes reflection parameter measurements and directive gain measurements.

Organization Guide: Effective Compliance Test Program

Organization Guide: Effective Compliance Test Program

This article is the first in a four-part series providing guidance in building an effective compliance test program.

EMFS and Workplace Safety

EMFS and Workplace Safety

Everyone in modern society is exposed to electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) that exist around all electric or electronic devices.

Zigbee vs. 6LoWPAN for sensor networks

Zigbee vs. 6LoWPAN for sensor networks

What is 6LoWPAN? Essentially, 6LoWPAN is ZigBee's competition, as it can utilize 802.15.4 — but even better, it can run on other PHYs, and it allows for seamless integration with other IP-based systems.