Wireless Connectivity for IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) covers a huge range of use cases and applications and scales from single devices to massive systems with various elements connecting in real time. Wireless connectivity is an integral part of IoT. Depending on the application, factors such as range, data requirements, security, power requirements and battery life will dictate the choice of one or some form of combination of wireless technologies.
Traditional cellular mobile networks based on 2G/3G/4G have almost ubiquitous coverage and high data rates but at cost of high power requirements at end user devices. Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) based on standards like LoRaWAN, Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) or NB-IoT, are expected to complement traditional connectivity solutions for long range communication. Short range technologies such as Bluetooth, BLE, ZigBee, WiFi or RFID will provide connectivity over short distances. And, of course, 5G presents another set of opportunities for IoT connectivity. This course explores radio technologies for IoT applications; discusses the underlying concepts and the resulting advantages and limitations. An analysis of spectrum requirements and availability complements the training.
After completing the training, participants will be familiar with most recent radio technologies available to power IoT applications. They will understand the differences between the technologies, and the benefits and compromises of each.
This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge in radio communication systems, who are interested in wireless systems for IoT applications and who may be responsible for implementing radio systems in industry.
- IoT applications and communication requirements
- Overview on wireless technologies and approaches for
- IoT applications
- Spectrum requirements and availability
- Radio systems for Low Power Wide Area Networks
- Radio systems for Low Power Personal Area Networks
- 3GPP systems and the role of 5G for IoT