Upcoming Webinar: November 10, 2021 | Presented by Sequans and Ignion

Cellular connectivity, unlike other connectivity technologies, has a larger barrier to adoption in IoT devices. One major challenge at the start of any IoT project is the hardware design – and notably the choice of the connectivity module and the antenna. Making the right selection has significant impact on R&D effort in engineering and qualifying the device, and in the actual device performance. The device eventually has to be certified, and part of this activity consists in getting top-notch over-the-air (OTA) performance for optimal usage in any condition. Many IoT devices will be used indoors, and in some cases, in basements, or underground.

In too many cases, the device company building an IoT product has to redesign the product to improve OTA performance – they do this after extensive field testing when they discover that in some frequency bands and some rural or indoor spots, they are missing just a few dBs. Rather than addressing this after this discovery, Ignion has developed flexible solutions around their antennas for quickly optimizing the RF matching circuit in a fully configurable way around Sequans Monarch 2 module, operating over the full 613-2200 MHz frequency range – or a subset of it.

Attendees will learn a step-by-step approach to optimize their designs with the best RF performance.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn the fundamentals of LTE-M and NB-IoT to make the right connectivity choice, depending on your application and on your targeted regions of deployment.
  • Understand how the Monarch 2 GM02S module addresses your connectivity needs in terms of ease of design and power consumption.
  • Learn how to select your antenna and how you can select the right matching network that fits your unique design.
  • Recognize how to obtain the best RF performance with a fully flexible and simple approach.