Module-antenna combo simplifies IoT development

Module-antenna combo simplifies IoT development

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Cavli Wireless and Fractus Antennas have developed the P-Series modules, a compact and ready to use module that enables IoT designers to reduce the product development process and simplify IoT development.

All the P-Series modules integrate the RUN mXTEND™ antenna booster already embedded to reduce design time and accelerate the concepts into real products, covering global NB-IoT and LTE-CAT-M with a very compact format that could fit in about any wireless design. The P-Series modules are connected computing modules that will enable IoT companies to mitigate the existing entry barriers to large scale deployment, and seamlessly carry out product development to scale-up globally.

P-Series modules with power EDGE computing capability support the state of the art Espressif ESP32 chipset and dual-core processor that can be used to run user applications. They provide the perfect IoT product development environment supporting ESP-IDF and Arduino programming console with WiFi and BLE support. P-Series offers flexible programming consoles and are integrated with eSIMs and preloaded with global connectivity.

Both companies have joined efforts to publish a reference design application note to show how easy it is to adjust the P-Series module with the integrated antenna booster to the desired device.

The RUN mXTEND™ antenna booster has been specifically designed for providing multiband performance in any wireless device enabling worldwide coverage, supporting 2G, 3G, 4G, NB- IoT, and LTE CAT-M. It is featured by a small form factor, that makes it ideal to be easily embedded in any IoT device with high size constraints. This is the case of the P32 series modules from CAVLI that integrate the RUN mXTEND™ antenna booster in a very compact module size of just 48 mm length by 20 mm width.

The RUN mXTEND™ antenna booster belongs to a new generation of antenna products based on Virtual Antenna™ technology owned by Fractus Antennas. This technology replaces conventional and custom antennas with a new class of so-called antenna boosters, delivered in the form of a range of miniature and off-the-shelf chip antenna components. These new chip antennas are by nature multiband and multipurpose, simplifying and making design more predictable compared to a custom implementation, making the whole process faster, cheaper and easier.

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