Ignion puts antenna intelligence in cloud

  • March 2, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Spanish IoT antenna company Ignion has launched the Antenna Intelligence Cloud to bring the power of cloud computing and artificial intelligence to the antenna domain.

Based on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services and the power and flexibility of its patented Virtual Antenna technology, the Antenna Intelligence Cloud service can reduce antenna design from days or weeks to minutes.

Ignion and AWS will continue collaborating with the aim to offer tools that speed up global development of IoT projects.

Ignion has developed the design and simulation platform on AWS to enable IoT developers to integrate Virtual Antenna technology correctly and quickly into their own products, thus providing a more reliable and predictable antenna integration process into any IoT device and reducing development cost and time to go-to-market. Based on years of experience and thousands of designs executed, the Antenna Intelligence Cloud core uses machine learning, and the resulting simulated performance is close to what can be achieved with a real-world end device.

With the fast and radical changes in how RF systems are designed, the Antenna Intelligence Cloud is positioned to fuel innovation and versatility of any IoT end product. It uses simulation with machine learning and removes the need to initiate the development on physical hardware.

Especially as every design is unique, and since there are continuous new needs due to 5G, Wifi 6E, LoRaWan or UWB, and often devices contain multiple radios, there is an existing need for accurate and reliable design support for the IoT ecosystem.

“The breadth and depth of the AWS cloud offering allows us to provide access to our Virtual Antenna portfolio while delivering a full end-to-end RF design to significantly accelerate IoT product development and improve product RoI.” said Jaap Groot, CEO at Ignion. “By creating your IoT antenna with the support of Ignion’s Antenna Intelligence Cloud, your product design cycle is shortened and optimised with market-leading predictability and flexibility.”

Founded in Barcelona as an independent antenna product business in 2015, Ignion’s Virtual Antenna technology is already embedded in more than 30 million IoT devices worldwide. It has corporate offices in Spain, USA and China as well as several partnerships with module makers and transceiver OEMs.