The Challenge of Integrating an Antenna Into Small IoT Devices

Designing antennas for compact IoT devices is a tricky task, but an increasingly important one. Learn more about this challenge and how to meet it. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a paradigm-shifting technological trend in which everyday objects, from refrigerators to watches, are transformed into smart devices with Internet connectivity. These objects can share … Read more

Whitening Filters Help Low-Power Radios Tackle Issues Caused by Long Identical Bit Sequences

Learn how whitening filters solve problems in low-power radios when transmitting long identical bit sequences. Explore their significance in protocols like BLE and ZigBee. In today's fast-paced, interconnected world, low-power wireless communication systems play an increasingly important role. They enable devices like wearables, IoT sensors, and smart home gadgets to transmit and receive data efficiently … Read more

Revolutionizing Tracking with LoRaWAN Technology

In the continuously growing domain of the Internet of Things (IoT), uninterrupted connectivity and efficient data transmission are of utmost importance. In the field of asset tracking, there has been a persistent challenge to find a solution that provides a wide range, user-friendly interface, and cost efficiency. Conventional solutions such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) … Read more

How to Leverage Predictive Maintenance for Electronics Quality

Ensuring electronics quality is essential as the world increasingly relies on these devices. It can also be challenging because so many points throughout manufacturing can affect product quality, but that also means there are multiple ways to improve it. Predictive maintenance is one of the most novel and impactful. Predictive maintenance (PdM) uses IoT sensors … Read more

The Automotive Re-Marketing Revolution

The automotive market is experiencing an unprecedented crisis due to an explosive mix of lack of new and now also used cars, the energy crisis, the pandemic, the push towards electrification and emergence of eCommerce models. All these different elements are adding pressure on a key sector for the Italian and global economy: the automotive … Read more

A Brief Introduction to Slot Antennas

Learn about slot antennas, namely their history, characteristics, and electromagnetic (EM) behavior for low-voltage, small-form-factor electronic devices. Though they date back to the middle of the twentieth century, slot antennas are the subject of much recent research and have become crucial elements in the design of compact, high-frequency wireless devices. Most of us, I think, … Read more

Slashing Power Consumption with More Informative Energy Bills

Over the last few years, wholesale gas prices have increased by a factor of 14 and electricity prices by a factor of 8. Increasing demand, limited supplies, a shortage of storage space and the conflict in Ukraine mean energy prices are still skyrocketing and bills are causing real angst for households and businesses alike. Moreover, Centrica … Read more