Verifying Antenna Design
EMPLOYING BLUETEST TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE QUALITY OF IOT APPLICATIONS
IoT is here and providing a new arena for a wide range of opportunities. An interesting array of new applications are introduced to the market daily – all built to improve processes and solve a multitude of challenges across industries, globally. Critical to the success of any new IoT application is test and verification of its key components. Bluetest is providing solutions.
One Swedish company well-poised to make a significant contribution within IoT applications is Brinja. Established based on niche expertise within connected devices, Brinja's unique concept and technology is aimed at dramatically increasing safety at construction sites.
The technology provider has created an innovative, new IoT platform that provides an early emergency warning system to enable rapid construction site worker evacuation in case of emergencies, such as a fire.
Brinja's platform's many key components – such as cloud functionality, mechanical and electrical design - were rapidly implemented thanks to technologies such as IoT software platforms and 3D printing. However, one challenge remained; ensuring wireless performance. With Brinja's platform aimed at offering maximal flexibility due to use of cellular technologies, the question remaining was where to place the antenna in the device.
EMPLOYING BLUETEST’S FAST AND EASY-TO-USE REVERBERATION TEST SYSTEM
designed specifically for wireless device testing - a variety of Brinja antenna positions could be easily evaluated, in a matter of minutes. A substantial difference of approximately 10 dB was observed for the different antenna placements when measuring total radiated power (TRP). Results for the various antenna positions are shown in the image, on the right. Total measurement time was less than 1 minute per sample.
Bluetest RTS technology enabled Brinja to quickly and efficiently measure and determine optimal antenna placement for their new IoT platform.
- Brinja's CEO Xavier Leon, "We work with safety, thus providing high performance is essential to the value we create for our customers. Bluetest’s technology has helped us guarantee that with a minimum of effort, cost, and rapid time to market of our new product offering."
- "We are pleased to provide Brinja with the best-in-class tools for obtaining optimal performance from their innovative technology," says Bluetest’s CTO Robert Rehammar. "Bluetest's RTS provided a key component in ensuring sign-off on their value-added customer solution."
Xavier Leon, CEO
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