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Update IoT / M2M Cookbook, 3 hour Antenna Tutorial, IoT at Electronica in Munich

IoT M2M Cookbook

This quarter I have a lot of IoT / M2M news for you: 1. Update IoT / M2M Cookbook Since 4 weeks the update is on the server, listed here: More than 12 pages are related to ceramic chip loop antennas for GPS/GLONASS and Bluetooth. Loop antennas have no hand effect and will not […]

Is it possible to use iBeacons / BLE beacons for triangulation or BLE indoor localisation?

Shopping trolley tracking at supermarket

Please find another close the same messages or questions on BLE indoor localisation to me as below. I get the question again and again at least once a month. It is time for a block post on this topic. What is the recommended way to implement BLE beacons to perform indoor localisation? What is the […]

Wi-Fi module – five minute set up


This Wi-Fi module arrived yesterday.  The complete package includes the Wi-Fi module,  a USB connector and a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) to USB converter. The operating voltage is supplied via USB from the PC. After plugging the module into the USB port, a standard terminal software application was started on the PC. With the first […]

Waterproofed Android smartphones, tablets and pet trackers

Android devices and pet trackers for life, not just for Christmas – original blog posted in Nov 2011 As Janis Joplin sang, “My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends”. Two of my friends own an iPhone and they always buy the latest smartphones. I will “make amends” and skip buying  a tablet for […]

GPS antenna selection for a GSM / GPS tracker – DUT 3

GPS chip loop antenna temperature drift

Interference of temperature on GPS antenna resonant frequency The device under test is a PCB of size of 40 mm x 20 mm, again with a GNSS antenna for a small tracking device. Small mobile GSM / GPS trackers are common for pets, humans or assets. Chip antennas operate as loop antennas which are magnetic […]

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