Optimising for low-power IoT part 3

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Anatomy of a long life tracker

When choosing to develop a battery powered LPWA device, the design considerations have to be based on a considerable level of variables. Battery technology, radio module selection, MCU and sensors and then network availability. And that’s before you have to consider the geographic spread, environmental considerations, casing design, cost of BOM and country certification.

So, even taking all these things into consideration, are there any more stages to go through before you can successfully deploy your device?

In this video, IoT specialist Diego Castillo from Versa Design pulls together the ‘Optimising for Low Power IoT’ section together with ‘Anatomy of a long life tracker’; explaining the design considerations around the VTrack device which his company has brought to market.

Bring your LPWA devices to life

Thingstream recently held it’s first developer event called in>flow.

Hosted at the Tobacco Theatre, Amsterdam in October, in>flow was designed to present and promote current & future trends in IoT.

The aim was to create a community of experienced, forward thinking IoT practitioners. It became a powerful forum where advances in current and future IoT technology were put forward and considered, alliances made, working case studies discussed and the formation of a working community in IoT.

This event was presented to device manufacturers, IoT Platform developers, system integrators and IoT consultants or anyone involved in digital transformation using the concept of industry 4.0 as a model to drive:

  • IoT connectivity
  • IoT strategy
  • IoT applications
  • Harnessing new radio technology
  • Automation
  • Real-time data
  • Device to application management
  • Device design and manufacture.
Diego Castillo pulls together all the elements of consideration when designing an IoT device.

Subjects covered by Versa Design in this video:

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Where do you start?

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New product brainstorming

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IoT design targets

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What technical choices need to be made when considering an IoT device?

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How to select the right battery for your device?

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How do we approach enclosure design?

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How many tests do you need to go through before production?

Download the Versa Design, Anatomy of a long life tracker presentation


Optimising for low-power IoT part 1

IoT specialist, Mark Dunnett of Embedded Pro takes you through various aspects of IoT prototyping. These include modems and antenna considerations, LPWA connectivity, roaming devices, and the evolution of mobile data standards.