LPWA networks are ideally designed for IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. These applications have low data rates, require long battery life, operate remotely and in hard-to-reach locations. The long-range, low power consumption, and wide-area coverage of LoRa, Sigfox NB-IoT, and Cat-M operate on 868 MHz and 915 MHz frequencies. These antennas provide cost-effective, durable, and long battery life solutions for low data rate applications such as smart meters, sensor networks, and smart homes.
Emerging cellular technologies including NB-IoT and Cat-M offer alternative LPWAN options. Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard developed to meet the emerging demands and challenges of IoT devices and services. Abracon’s NB-IoT antennas provide a cost-effective solution that allows for extensive coverage in hard-to-reach environments such as industrial, rural, and indoor areas. LPWA antennas consume less power and therefore improve the life of the system, capacity, and efficiency.
Our LPWA antennas are available in various sizes and types, such as chip, patch, Stamped Metal, PCB trace, flexible PCB, whip, blade, and puck, to ensure Abracon has the ideal antenna fit for your design. Antenna cables and connectors are customizable to meet application requirements. The customization capabilities offer higher design flexibility to engineers to more rapidly design, build and launch devices while providing better performance and reliability. Combination antennas are also available to service multiple protocols, including GNSS, Cellular, and Wi-Fi options, using a single device to save design space and improve cost efficiency.