As IoT continues its move into the mainstream with billions of devices entering deployment, organizations are moving from limited, pilot projects to hyperscale roll-outs which the digital future of the business depends upon.
Alongside huge development attention that has been devoted to connectivity and the selection of the right network, a third area – the antenna – needs to be given equal attention because of the fundamental impact it has on device performance.
However, antenna decisions are often neglected until the end of the development process, resulting in unnecessary compromises and sub-optimal siting of antennas that could have been avoided with better planning and design.
This Quectel white paper addresses the importance of antenna decisions. It examines the differences between embedded antennas vs external antennas, looks at the common mistakes in antenna specification and design, and gives tips for the designing of embedded antennas and how to overcome the challenges faced.
- Embedded vs external antennas
- Antenna location
- Deployment criteria
- Performance requirements
- Ease of installation
- Tips for embedded antenna design success