Month: January 2019

Beacons Hardware Vendors

January 31, 2019

Beacon Hardware Key Players Continuing our Beacon study, here we are with the second article on Beacons. In this we primarily discuss various key players for Beacon Hardware. There are a number of Beacon / i-Beacon hardware vendors and some are listed below, along with their capabilities and use cases. Estimote: Estimote Beacons are small wireless […]

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Beacon Technology- iBeacons Vs Eddystone

January 31, 2019

Available Beacon: iBeacons Vs Eddystone In this article, I am sharing Beacon Technology- iBeacons Vs Eddystone and is comparison Apple’s iBeacons iBeacon is a brand name created by Apple inc. , that was first presented at the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) 2014 as part of Apple’s iOS 7. It lets Apple phones that are […]

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Beacons Technology – What it is, How it works and Its Applications and Challenges

January 31, 2019

 What it is Beacons Technology –How it works and Its Applications and Challenges Imagine! You come back home after a tiring day from office and are warmly welcomed with a cup of tea. Your home senses your presence and it switches on the lights as you enter and turns on the music system to your favorite […]

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Samsung’s Exynos i S111 a New NB-IoT Modem

January 31, 2019

Samsung, the world leader in semiconductor and telecommunication has announced its new narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) chipset modem named as Exynos I S111. Exynos I S111 is an LTE modem integrated NB-IoT solution that delivers a reliable wide range communication with ultimate power efficiency for lower data rate IoT application. This device includes Modem, RF IC, CPU, […]

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Narrow Band (NB) -IoT Modem Chip Vendors

January 31, 2019

There are a number of wireless technologies available for the Internet of things. These are mainly divided into two categories: Short Range (Zigbee, WiFi, Bluetooth, Z wave) Long Range (LoRa, SigFox, NB-IoT ) NB – IoT refers to the technology of the narrowband Internet of things a cellular IoT technology developed as part of 3GPP […]

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IoT Device Battery Life 10 Years !!! How is it possible? Battery life Calculation for NB-IoT Device

January 31, 2019

Energy is the most scarce resource for an electronic device and when someone designing it, he needs to optimize its operation so that it consumes minimum power. When a device has a regular power supply along with the battery backup, one will not be worried but in the case where the device has an only battery as […]

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Maximum Coupling Loss (MCL) and Maximum Path Loss (MPL)

January 31, 2019

Maximum Coupling Loss has been chosen by 3GPP as the metric to evaluate coverage of a radio access technology. In theory, it can be defined as the maximum loss in the conducted power level that a system can tolerate and still be operational (defined by a minimum acceptable received power level). MCL can be calculated […]

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Cat. NB1 and Cat. NB2 Devices Comparison

January 31, 2019

Narrow Band IoT specifications was first introduced in 3GPP release 13 and then further enhanced in 3GPP release 14 with some essential features. Release 13 NB-IoT device category is referred as Cat NB1 or Cat N1 and Release 14 devices are referred as Cat NB2 or Cat N2. Parameter Cat. NB1 Cat. NB2 3GPP Release […]

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Narrow Band-IOT UE Attach Call Flow Messaging

January 31, 2019

When an NB-IOT UE accesses a cell, it follows the same principle as for LTE: It first searches a cell on an appropriate frequency. Decode NPSS and NSSS for NCellID. After decoding NCellID, UE decodes the NB-MIB Information transmitted over NPBCH, but there it can get to know NB-LTE deployment mode i.e. In-band, Guard-band or Standalone, the schedulingInfoSIB1, […]

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Narrow Band-Physical Broadcast Channel (NPBCH)

January 31, 2019

NPBCH stands for narrowband physical broadcast channel similar to PBCH in LTE Technology. The Narrow Band-Physical Broadcast Channel (NPBCH) is used to deliver the NB-IoT Master Information Block (MIB), which provides essential information for the NB-IoT UE to operate in the NB-IoT network. Narrow Band-Physical Broadcast Channel (NPBCH) uses a 640 ms TTI, but within […]

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