White Papers

Real-Time Operating System: What it is and why you might want to use one

With the rapid growth of the IoT and the number of new devices being developed to take advantage of it, it’s becoming more and more likely that you will consider using an RTOS in the near future. The remainder of this article will explore the overall RTOS value proposition, both pros and cons, so you can consider whether an RTOS would be beneficial for your next product development project.

IoT Security in Depth: From the Device to the Cloud

By forging new links between the cyberworld and the physical world, IoT creates a paradigm shift that dramatically increases the scope of security. As organizations rush to adopt IoT, novel security challenges abound, amplified by an enormous diversity of hardware, software, services, and deployment locations. In fact, while 91 percent of IoT decision-makers report plans to increase the number of their connected devices by more than 15 percent within two years, they cite security as the greatest concern for deploying IoT technologies.

Threats to devices, applications, services, connections, and data must be addressed holistically across the IoT infrastructure to create a consistent security posture across IoT devices, the edge, the cloud, and the connections between all those elements.

Elsys selects Quectel BG95 for new range of IoT-enabled devices

Elsys, a Brazilian company with 31 years of experience in the electronics and telecom market, has turned to Quectel to provide its BG95 module for integration into its new IoT modem.

Cellular IoT Means eSIM?

Up to now, IoT has always had to use standard plastic SIMs ,
but eSIM is changing all that with the potential for increased
openness and flexibility.

eMobility demands precision, price, power and packaging

Quectel’s LC79D GNSS module enables the eMobility industry, especially micromobility companies, to harness the fusion of data from different sensors in a very small footprint at very low incremental cost yet with unparalleled accuracy. The LC79D is in production and samples and development kits are available now, uniquely offering both L1 and L5 capability which can bridge the gap between basic GPSmodules and very expensive high-end GNSS systems that are both cost-prohibitive and too power-hungry for use in eMobility.

“From here to autonomy: How to fulfil the requirements of the next generation connected car”

This white paper sets out the promise of connected vehicles, assesses the technical and commercial challenges they face, and considers the road ahead. Read on for detail on where the opportunities in connected driving lie, which forms of connectivity are set to enable the next generation of automotive services, and how Quectel - the global market leader in automotive IoT modules - can support those planning a move into this space.

Download your free copy here.

A technology for all – why LTE Cat-1 is transforming cellular connectivity

We are living in a hyper-connected world in which interconnected devices are ubiquitous. At the same time, existing technologies such as 2G and 3G are being retired to be replaced by new choices of network technology that can provide excellent fits for individual solutions. However, the IoT industry is looking for an all-in one solution that brings together excellent coverage and capacity and is secure, resilient and future-proof. In addition, the solution needs to deliver cost advantages, global roaming and voice capability.

LTE Cat-1 is a transformative technology because it can provide all these attributes and presents a simple way to connect IoT and enable a smarter world. To learn more read our report here.

Will COVID-19 change the face of automation?

The year is 2020 and the world is gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic. With social distancing and remote working highly encouraged, our reality has changed drastically in a space of weeks and months. A return to the pre-coronavirus status quo seems unthinkable and waves of change are being felt across all levels of society. How will businesses react amidst widespread reports of temporary layoffs and long-term unemployment which are fueling the growing impact of the virus on the global economy?

Thinking 5G? Things You Should Know

Fifth-generation wireless (5G) is the latest iteration of cellular radio technology, engineered to greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks while, at the same time, significantly reducing latency. Typically, a new generation is named when it denotes a significant leap in wireless mobile technologies, and 5G will provide significantly advanced features, such as higher data rates (peak of 10 GB/s); lower latency (1-4 milliseconds); and higher capacity at each tower (1M+ sensors per square kilometer).

Evaluating Quality in IoT Modules for Device Longevity

Considering the critical role they play in a successful IoT deployment, cellular IoT module function must always be appropriate, consistent and sustainable. These small communication adapters and computing devices allow physical objects to connect and interact with wireless networks as they transmit the data that devices sense, collect and store.

The ‘Private’ in Private LTE: IoT Healthcare Networks and Data Security

From inpatient monitoring to connected drug delivery systems, remote appointments to at-home care for high-risk patients, the use cases of IoT in healthcare are infinite. Given the rising pressure on doctors and nurses, IoT applications could be more widely implemented to alleviate the strain, ensuring patients continue to receive the same high - or even improved - levels of care. Not only do connected devices aid physicians, they may also empower patients to play a more active role in managing their own health. First, though, a reliable connectivity solution is required in order to successfully deploy, and take full advantage of the benefits offered by IoT health applications.

IoT Modules Hardened with End-to-End Security

This paper examines the comprehensive security needs of IoT modules and platforms and discusses the best practices to ensure that the whole system is protected.