Internet of Things (IoT) testing

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Internet of Things (IoT) testing

IoT device and network testing in all phases of the product lifecycle ensures performance, reliability and fast time to market

IoT will affect all industries and ultimately everyone's daily life. Expectations for IoT devices and networks with respect to reliability, performance, quality and long-term availability are extremely high, and wireless connectivity is a critical success factor for the Internet of Things.

IoT applications requiring global coverage and mobility will focus on cellular technologies, such as the 4G based LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies and 5G in the future. Others will rely on low-power WAN technologies operating in the unlicensed bands, such as Sigfox or LoRaWAN. The majority will use short-range or midrange wireless technologies such as Bluetooth®, WLAN/Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Thread and others.

Rohde & Schwarz is your partner for testing the Internet of Things

As a leader in wireless communications testing, Rohde & Schwarz is your partner, helping you to understand testing needs and setups and to perform all necessary tests and measurements to bring your IoT applications to market as quickly as possible – with the required quality and performance.

IoT markets

Smart homes and buildings

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Wearable devices and smart fabrics

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Smart factories and industrial IoT (IIoT)

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Smart cities, villages and countrysides

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IoT test solutions

The power of testing IoT devices

Proper functionality, battery life and performance are key factors of wireless IoT devices. Testing in all phases of the product lifecycle helps to meet all these requirements and to ensure fast time to market.

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IoT power consumption testing

It is essential to have a good understanding of the power consumption behavior of different operational modes and the impact of power saving features in order to optimize the hardware and software of ultra-low-power designs and achieve very long battery life.

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RF performance and coverage of IoT devices

Very stringent coverage requirements call for smart testing: IoT applications where devices have to operate under difficult coverage conditions require comprehensive testing of the final device design under real-world conditions in various operational modes.

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IoT device certification and qualification

Conformance myths and realities: every wireless device needs to comply with the relevant wireless standards, regulatory requirements and network operator’s acceptance criteria before it can go on air.

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Wireless technologies behind IoT

NB-IoT

Cellular LPWAN

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LTE-M

The new GSM for IoT

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LoRaWAN

Based on radar technology

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Sigfox

The ultimate sensor network

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WLAN/Wi-Fi

Connecting homes, offices and hotspots

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Zigbee/Thread

The mesh alternative for homes

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Bluetooth

Beyond wearables

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Positioning

Accurate tracking of everything

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Insights into IoT trends, related technologies and major upcoming test challenges

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Hot IoT topics, major test challenges and practical test solutions

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