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Optimisation of the payload protocol in IoT devices featured image

Optimisation of the payload protocol in IoT devices

Internet of Things devices often run on batteries and use wireless communications to send data to client servers. Manufacturers of electronic components aim for their chips to consume as low a current as possible during operation.

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What is the real range of LoRa?

The topic of LoRa distance appears in various articles, mostly describing the setting of new world records. As of today, the record is as high as 832 km! But how do these distances relate to real-world applications — are these hundreds of kilometers the actual working ranges in LoRa technology? Let’s try to find out.

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Visualise IoT data with Grafana dashboards

Considering the huge amount and variety of data collected by IoT devices, it is important to choose the right environment to store and manage it. One option is Grafana, an open-source platform with tools for data analytics, extracting metrics, monitoring through easy-to-read, multifunctional dashboards, and triggering alert notifications for various kinds of event. Here, we’ll show you a few basic applications of Grafana using our products in real-world applications. Introduction Considering the huge amount and variety of data collected by IoT devices, it is important to choose the right environment to store and manage it.

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Battery life of LoRa devices

A key feature of battery-powered devices is an optimized battery life cycle. The battery life cycle affects all aspects of the design process: size, weight, communication standard, sensor type, MCU selection, low-power software solutions, types of batteries and so on — all based on the client’s requirements and the intended operating environment. It’s a complex optimization process which involves a lot of decision-making. We’ll focus on the basic possibilities for extending battery life and let you know a little bit about tests on our devices.