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LTE-M Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) NB-IoT Wireless Technology

George Hardesty December 27th, 2023 3 minute read IoT - Internet of Things

LTE-m Low Power WAN Technology for IoT LTE-M, short for Long-Term Evolution for Machines, is a type of low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology... more »

WiFi Network Standards Compared: 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11ac

George Hardesty December 8th, 2023 9 minute read WiFi 802.11 Standards | Wireless Frequencies

WiFi 6 & 6E Compared to 802.11ac & 802.11n Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) uses the 5.8 GHz and 2.4GHz bands  WiFi 6E is the latest WiFi standard and... more »

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Compared to Bluetooth for Internet of Things

George Hardesty December 7th, 2023 7 minute read IoT - Internet of Things

Bluetooth Compared to BLE for IoT BLE is power-conservative compared to Bluetooth Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), also known as Bluetooth Smart, is a... more »

LoRaWAN Compared to NB-IoT: Low Power WAN Technologies LPWAN

George Hardesty December 6th, 2023 3 minute read IoT - Internet of Things

LPWAN Technologies NB-IoT and LoRaWAN Comparison LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) and NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) are both popular... more »

Nickel and Gold-Plated Brass Compared as Platings for Antenna Cable Connectors and Adapters

George Hardesty December 5th, 2023 2 minute read Antenna Cables

Rust Proofing and Corrosion-Protection: Best Options Among Nickel, Gold-Plated Brass & Brass Alloys For outdoor applications, Nickel-Plated Brass is... more »

Bend Radius of LMR-100, LMR-200, LMR-400 Coaxial Cable Types

George Hardesty December 4th, 2023 3 minute read Antenna Cables | Coax Cable Types | LMR-100, LMR-200, LMR-400

Minimum Bend Radiuses of LMR-100, LMR-200 and LMR-400 The bend radius of a coaxial cable refers to the minimum radius a cable can be bent without... more »

Top 20 Wireless Technologies Poised for Fast Growth in 2024

George Hardesty December 3rd, 2023 7 minute read IoT - Internet of Things

Twenty Wireless Technologies Poised for Growth These twenty tech wireless sectors will experience the most significant growth in the coming years - they are... more »

Pocv11 and Its Implications for Nova (Helium) Antenna Parameters

George Hardesty December 2nd, 2023 4 minute read Helium Network

PoCV11 Implications: The Nova Labs (Helium Network) Proof of Coverage (PoC) algorithm is due to be updated by October 18th, 2021. This upcoming... more »

NB-IoT Frequency Bands, Applications - NarrowBand Wireless

George Hardesty December 1st, 2023 3 minute read IoT - Internet of Things | Wireless Frequencies

Low Power WAN LPWAN) Technology: NB-IoT  NB-IoT is a wireless IoT protocol using Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology, and that uses... more »

RG58 Compared to LMR-200 & LMR-100 Coax: Shielding & Signal Loss

George Hardesty November 27th, 2023 4 minute read Antenna Cables | LMR-100, LMR-200, LMR-400 | Signal Loss in Antenna Cables

RG58 Coaxial Cable Specifications RG58, LMR-100, and LMR-200 all have the following characteristics in common: 50 Ohm impedance A weather-resilient... more »