Smart factories

Smart factories and industrial IoT

Industrial IoT (IIoT) is enabling the next industrial revolution – Industry 4.0 – with its demand for highly reliable, low-latency communications.

Wireless technologies are driving the next industrial revolution, taking productivity and efficiency to new levels. Manufacturing is becoming more intelligent, flexible and dynamic. Workflows, supply chains and business processes are being improved through self-optimization and autonomous decision-making, leveraging big data analytics and deep learning.

As result, wireless connectivity is becoming even more business and mission critical, leading to very strict requirements with respect to reliability, low latency and security. Today's off-the-shelf wireless technologies will almost certainly not meet all these requirements. The next generations of wireless technologies such as 5G for ultra-reliable, low-latency communications (URLLC) will become crucial. Reliable testing of RF performance, interference impact, conformance with standards and regulations as well as latency and power consumption will play an important role.

RF performance and coverage of IoT devices

RF performance and coverage of IoT devices

Very strict 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.

Wireless technologies behind smart factories and IIoT


Connecting homes, offices and hotspots

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The mesh alternative for homes

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Cellular LPWAN

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Optimizing the IIoT and more

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Webinar: 5G NR for industrial applications – Potential and challenges

Webinar from December 10, 2019

Webinar: 5G NR for industrial applications – Potential and challenges

This webinar will illustrate the basic 5G capability to support ultra-reliable low latency services available with 3GPP Release 15. It also explains the technology components added in 3GPP Release 16 to achieve further improvements. Analysis and findings are presented from both a leading cellular test solution provider perspective as well as from the view point of a potential adopter of the 5G NR technology in its own factories.

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Free Internet of Things webinars

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

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Video series "Let's talk IoT"

Hot IoT topics, major test challenges and practical test solutions

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Rohde & Schwarz at MWC 2019 Barcelona

Mobile device and mobile network testing solutions focusing on 5G NR, IoT, WLAN and connected cars.

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White papers and application notes

Details on IoT technologies, related test challenges and practical solutions

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