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What are the wireless connection technologies of the IoT

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Internet of things (iot) applications have been deeply rooted in our lives. The E-Lins H685 industrial-grade router is a small industrial-grade wireless router with single or double LAN ports. TDD/ fdd-lte, 4G, 3G, GPRS network optional. Besides, what are the wireless connectivity technologies for the Internet of things?

 

1. Ethernet

 

Ethernet is a LAN communication technology. The IEEE 802.3 standard, organized by the IEEE, establishes the technical standard for Ethernet. It specifies the content of the protocol including the connection of the physical layer, the electronic signal and the media access layer. Ethernet USES twisted pair cables as the transmission medium, which can cover up to 200 meters without relaying. The most popular Ethernet types have data transfer rates of 100Mb/s, while newer standards support rates of 1KMb/s and 10KMb/s.

 

The biggest advantage of Ethernet technology is that it is the most commonly used LAN technology and has gradually replaced other LAN standards such as token ring, FDDI and ARCNET. Now we are familiar with the Internet is all these large and small LAN connected together, the formation of a global network.

 

2. Serial communication technology

 

Serial port is a very generic interface for communication between devices and is also widely used for communication between devices and instrumentation. Common serial ports are rs-232 (using 25-pin or 9-pin connectors) and semi-duplex rs-485 and full-duplex rs-422 for industrial computer applications.

 

Serial communication USES serial mode for communication, that is, the serial port sends and receives byte sequences by bit. Typically, the serial port is used for the transmission of ASCII characters. Serial communication USES three wires: ground wire, sending and receiving. The serial communication can use the sending line to send data and the receiving line to receive data at the same time.

 

(1) Advantages

 

The biggest is a bit high penetration rate of serial communication, serial port to a PC or a standard, usually in order to convenient to connect printers, most of the industrial equipment has a serial port, who do not have a serial port devices, in its development, the common method is developed through a serial port to connect to the computer, so a serial port equipment is most simple and easy way to communicate.

 

It is also worth mentioning that the cost of serial communication is very low if the cable connecting the serial port is not considered.

 

(2) Disadvantages

 

The networking ability of serial port communication is poor. Although it is usually more stable than wireless, it is also vulnerable to the electromagnetic influence of the environment in which the cable is located in the industrial environment, resulting in unstable communication or even burnt out serial port. Serial Ethernet is still a long way off, and is generally only suitable for low speed and small data volumes.

 

3. Modbus

 

Unlike the previous communication technologies, Modbus is generally regarded as an application-layer protocol standard for serial communication, and does not include electrical specifications. Modbus was originally published by Modicon in 1979 for the use of programmable logic controller (PLC) communication. Later, three modes of Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII and Modbus TCP were derived. The first two physical interfaces are the serial ports described above, and the latter one USES the Ethernet interface.

 

With the extensive application of PLC in the industrial field, Modbus has also become the most popular communication protocol in the industrial field. It adopts Master/Slave communication mode, namely one-to-many connection. One Master controller can support up to 247 Slave controllers.

 

(1) Advantages

 

The main advantages of Modbus are:

Standardization, open, free use, no license fee, no intellectual property authorization.

Supports a variety of electrical interfaces, such as serial and Ethernet interfaces, and a variety of transmission media, such as twisted pair, optical fiber, wireless, and so on.

 

The frame format of Modbus protocol is simple, compact and easy to understand. Easy to develop, easy to use.

 

(2) Disadvantages

Modbus mainly has the following problems:

Poor networking capability, only master – slave communication

Network size is limited by the number of slave controllers with poor security, no authentication and no permission management, plaintext transmission is very risky in an uncontrolled environment

 

4. GPRS

 

GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service. GPRS is a long communication technology between a terminal and a communications base station.

 

Radio services first adopted analog communication technology, which became the first generation of Mobile communication technology, and later adopted digital communication technology, known as the second generation of Mobile communication technology. Among them, Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) is the most widely used and most successful. GSM is designed primarily for the transmission of voice, voice in transmission, exclusive a channel.

 

GPRS can be said to be a continuation of GSM. It transmits data in packet mode and does not monopolize channels. Therefore, idle channel resources on GSM can be better utilized. The transmission rate of GPRS can reach 56~114Kbps. Using this data service, users can connect to the communication base station of the telecom operator, and then connect to the Internet to obtain Internet information. Launched by the European telecommunications standards commission (ETSI), GPRS was handed over to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, or 3GPP.

 

(1) Advantages

 

Because the coverage of GSM network signal is very wide, in fact, the area where GPRS service can be used is also very wide, which is the main advantage of GPRS technology.

 

Secondly, the GPRS terminal can roam freely within the signal coverage, and the developer does not need to develop any other communication equipment (the operator is responsible for it), which is convenient for users.

 

Finally, due to the popularity of mobile communication terminals, their costs have been greatly reduced. Therefore, the adoption of GPRS communication technology in the Internet of things has a greater advantage over Wi-Fi or ZigBee in hardware cost.

 

(2) Disadvantages

 

GPRS terminals use the infrastructure of telecom operators when communicating, so they have to pay a certain fee, namely data traffic fee, which limits a large number of devices to connect to the network.

 

The lower rate of GPRS is another problem.

GPRS communication quality is greatly affected by signal strength, and the communication effect is poor in areas without signal coverage or weak, which may affect the completion of service.

 

5. NFC

Near field communication Near field communication NFC is a short-range high-frequency radio technology, which belongs to the RFID technology. Its working frequency is 13.56MHz and its effective working distance is within 20cm. The transmission speed is 106Kb/s, 212Kb/s or 424Kb/s. Data is read and exchanged through card reader and point-to-point business model.

 

NFC was first developed in 2002 by Philips semiconductor, Nokia and SONY. In 2004, NFC BBS was established, dedicated to the standardization and promotion of near-field communication technology.

 

(1)     Advantages

 

NFC communication distance is very short, but the communication confidentiality is good.

 

NFC card no power consumption, card reader power consumption is low, can be applied to a lot of no power consumption, or low power application scenarios.

 

The cost of NFC solutions is low, especially the cost of NFC CARDS is very low, especially suitable for covering a large number of non-intelligent objects.

 

NFC communication technology is currently widely used in mobile payment and consumer electronics. For example, many mobile phones already support NFC applications, and micropayment systems such as bus CARDS all use NFC technology.

 

(2) Disadvantages

 

The NFC does not carry the risk of eavesdropping on the wireless signals of other wireless communications, but the simplicity of its NFC card and the design of its passive response are also factors of insecurity. The risk of seeing reports: that the transaction information in an NFC card, for example, could easily be read by other card readers, or even a smartphone.

 

In addition, short communication distance and low communication rate are also its disadvantages, which limit the NFC to be only suitable for certain iot applications.

 

6. LoRa

 

LoRa comes from the word Long Range, which is a communication technology for long-distance communication. LoRa technology, based on linear Chirp spread spectrum modulation, continues the low-power characteristics of FSK modulation, but greatly increases the communication range. Chirp spread spectrum modulation has long distance transmission and good anti-interference performance, and has been used in military and aerospace communications for many years. In extreme cases, LoRa’s single gateway or base station can cover an entire city or tens of kilometers.

 

(1) application scenarios of LoRa

 

Typical scenarios for LoRa applications include very long battery life (a few years), long-distance communication between nodes, and low rates (such as just a few data transfers per hour). As with NB-iot, low power metrics can be sacrificed to increase speed.

 

The use of industrial wireless routers

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Industrial-grade wireless router adopts high performance 32-bit industrial-grade ARM9 communication processor, which is widely used in finance, electric power, postal, water conservancy, environmental protection, meteorology and other industries.

 

Industrial router is mainly used in intelligent transportation, environmental monitoring, security monitoring, security, wireless mobile detection, industrial data transmission, the financial industry, power industry, water conservancy industry, etc., support – 30 ℃ + 75 ℃ temperature, wide application. And civil routing is mainly family indoor use, so the adaptability to environment requirement is not high, the temperature only for 0 ~ 55 ℃.

 

The industrial router adopts rugged industrial appearance design, IP30 protection, built-in high-performance industrial-grade 32-bit communication processor wireless module, with embedded real-time operating system as the software support platform, and can be connected to serial devices, Ethernet devices or WIFI devices at the same time.

 

Support APN/VPDN private network, at the same time the device has IPSEC, PPTP, L2TP, GRE, OPENVPN VPN connection, with VPN client, server and other functions. Civil route even some do not have firewall, data security is low.

 

Why are industrial-grade routers so popular

 

In the industrial environment, due to the increasing demand for transmission speed and data volume, industrial-grade products are widely used to ensure more high-speed and smooth data exchange. After careful analysis of today’s connector supply market, shenzhen e-lins is an M2M wireless communication backbone enterprise, which mainly provides: industrial wireless router, wireless data terminal,GPRS DTU,CDMA DTU,3G router,4G router, etc.

 

Manufacturers are struggling to resist the onslaught of wireless technology. Wireless technology is now used in PCS and communications devices, and is favored in industry, medicine and automobiles. Wi-fi and bluetooth are popular; Wireless USB, ZigBee and RFID are gaining momentum, especially in consumer electronics, PC and communications.

 

The strong growth of the global mobile Internet device market, which is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of up to 167 per cent over the next five years, will spur further adoption of wi-fi, bluetooth and ultra-broadband.

 

Despite the impact of wireless technology, PLC, industrial router, switch, DTU equipment and RTU equipment are still the trend of the future.

 

Industrial-grade wireless routers

 

As an industrial-grade router, the industrial-grade 4G router is more powerful than the ordinary household router in many aspects. Generally speaking, the well-known industrial-grade 4G router has the following advantages in the use process.

 

1. High stability

 

One of the major advantages of industrial-grade 4G routers is their high stability in data transmission and reception. It USES high performance industrial-grade wireless modules and industrial-grade high stability and high precision components, so that it can resist outdoor harsh environment without data transmission interruption or loss.

 

2. Fast data transmission and processing

 

Compared with ordinary routers, industrial-grade 4G routers use high-performance CPU processors, so they can transmit and process data several times faster than ordinary routers. They can satisfy more people to connect to the network at the same time, and the transmission distance is longer and the coverage is larger.

 

3. Powerful functions

 

Advanced industrial-grade 4G routers have more powerful functions than ordinary routers. For the average home router, the function is simple as long as it can connect to the network normally. But for industrial control industry, routers need more functions to run normally. Industrial-grade 4G routers have corresponding functions to meet the needs of different fields. If other special functions are needed, you can also choose customized products.

 

The main advantages of the industrial-grade 4G router are its high stability, fast data processing speed and powerful functions. In addition, the number of ports it provides and the strong wireless signal receiving ability are also its own advantages. Because industrial-grade 4G routers are often used in high-end fields or in complex outdoor conditions, they must have more functions and advantages to meet people’s needs.

Cascade and stack of industrial-grade 4G routers

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The most basic star Ethernet architecture, the actual star enterprise network may be much more complex than this. This renaturation is not only reflected in how high-end network equipment, how complex configuration, more importantly, the performance of network switching level is more complex. Industrial routers and firewalls in enterprise networks typically require only one, but industrial 4G routers are usually more than one (except for small networks with around 20 users). If you have a large number of users, say hundreds or even thousands, you will have to rely on cascading or stack extension connections from industrial-grade routers.

 

But cascading and stack technologies are also different, and their scope of application is different. Industrial 4G router cascade refers to the expansion of the whole network router and the whole network connection router through switching ports, which not only solves the problem of insufficient port number of a single industrial LTE router, but also solves the connection between the client and network equipment far away from the computer room. Because single-segment switched double-stranded Ethernet cables can reach 100 meters, each cascade of industrial-grade LTE routers can extend the distance by 100 meters.

 

However, this does not mean that it can be arbitrarily cascade, because the line is too long, on the one hand, the attenuation of the signal on the line is more, on the other hand, after all, the lower the level of industrial network router or sharing a port available bandwidth of the superior switch, the more the level, the lower the available bandwidth of the final client will be (although you may be using a 100-megabyte industrial network router), which has a great impact on the network connection performance, so from a practical point of view, it is recommended to deploy the industrial router of the whole network at most, that is, the core industrial router – second level industrial router – third level all-network router.

 

The level 3 here does not mean that only three industrial level full netcom routers can be allowed, but only three levels from the level. The ports used for hierarchical connection can be specialized UpLink ports or ordinary switching ports. Some full-netcom industrial routers have dedicated cascading (UpLink) ports, but some don’t. If there is a specialized cascading port, it is best used because its bandwidth is usually wider than that of a normal switching port, further ensuring the bandwidth of a lower-level, all-network-enabled, industrial-grade router. If not, it can only be cascaded through normal switching ports.

Cellular Producuts for Wireless M2M

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Equipment is normally at remote site from anywhere in the world, which need monitor or remote management. With wireless cellular device for connection, no more expensive site visiting.

The Global System for Mobile Communications Service is the most widely use. GSM also provides a number of carefully standardized and broadly supported capabilities such as Short Message Service (SMS), circuit switched data (CSD) and General Packet Radio Services (GPRS). Used on all bands throughout the world. 900 and 1800MHz, higher bands for data and imaging. Choose from our vast range of products from a simple GSM modems to a high performance GPRS2G router or a3G HSPA router.

GSM Modems have Plug & Play solution for quick and easy integration. The wide performance range and robust case of the our modems and routers enables you to quickly develop new telemetry and telematic applications. Our GSM Modems and routers come complete with all accessories to enable you to start an application. Some even come complete with additional features, such as fixed IP SIM card, application toolkit and extended AT Commands for the industrial environment.

Mainly wireless M2M device covers:
Cellular Router;
Cellular Modem;
Cellular IP modem;
Others.
During them, router and modem is the most used.

A. Routers
1. gprs router
2. edge router
3. cdma1x router
4. HSDPA router
5. HSUPA router
6. HSPA/HSPA+ router
7. EVDO router
8. 4G LTE router

B. Modem
1. gprs modem
2. edge modem
3. cdma1x modem
4. HSDPA modem
5. HSUPA modem
6. HSPA/HSPA+ modem
7. EVDO modem
8. 4G LTE modem

Port types: RJ45 ethernet, USB, RS232, RS485, TTL.

2G router and 2g modem is for small data. 3g router and 3g modem are for big data transmission requirements.
3g wifi router is a router with wifi connection, which is convenient for management locally.

Advantages and Disadvantages of 4G LTE TECNOLOGY

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Today we talk some advantages and disadvantages of 4G LTE TECNOLOGY.  4G LTE is the 4th generation wireless mobile networks.  With high data speed, the 4G can reach 100Mbps, 150Mbps and 300Mbps, future will update to 1000Mbps.

Advantages
-support for interactive multimedia, voice, streaming video, Internet, and other broadband services -IP based mobile system-High speed, high capacity, and low cost per bit. -global access, service portability, and scalable mobile services -Seamless switching and a variety of Quality of

-Better spectral efficiency. Service driven services.
- Better scheduling and call admission control techniques

Disadvantages
-Expensive and hard to implement
-bettery usage is more
-needs complex hardware

what is 4g lte for wireless M2M

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What is LTE?

LTE (Long-Term Evolution, commonly marketed as 4G LTE) is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies, increasing the capacity and speed using a different radio interface together with core network improvements. The standard is developed by the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) and is specified in its Release 8 document series, with minor enhancements described in Release 9.

LTE is the natural upgrade path for carriers with both GSM/UMTS networks and CDMA2000 networks. The different LTE frequencies and bands used in different countries will mean that only multi-band phones will be able to use LTE in all countries where it is supported.

Although marketed as a 4G wireless service, LTE (as specified in the 3GPP Release 8 and 9 document series) does not satisfy the technical requirements the 3GPP consortium has adopted for its new LTE Advanced standard. The requirements were originally set forth by the ITU-R organization in its IMT Advanced specification. However, due to marketing pressures and the significant advancements that WiMAX, Evolved High Speed Packet Access and LTE bring to the original 3G technologies, ITU later decided that LTE together with the aforementioned technologies can be called 4G technologies.The LTE Advanced standard formally satisfies the ITU-R requirements to be considered IMT-Advanced.[4] To differentiate LTE Advanced and WiMAX-Advanced from current 4G technologies, ITU has defined them as “True 4G”

H820 Switch MC7710 from DIP to QMI to increase 4G LTE Data Speed

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Steps for updating,
1) open H820 case, take out the MC7710 radio module
2) install the MC7710 radio module into the M300 debug board with USB cable.
3) get one PC (called PC1), install MC7710-DIP windows drivers. Download drivers and GUI tool at link http://www.e-lins.com/EN/download/driver/MC7710-DIP.zip

4) get another PC(called PC2), install MC7710-QMI windows drivers. Download drivers and GUI tool at link http://www.e-lins.com/EN/download/driver/QMI_B3449_Watcher.zip   and  http://www.e-lins.com/EN/download/driver/QMI_Driver_B3574.zip

5) Download DIP-QMI switching tool at link http://www.e-lins.com/EN/download/driver/BZ31018_DIP_QMI_ModeSwitch.zip
Unzip it and put in PC1.

6) Put the SIM card into the M300 debug board. Connect M300 debug board with MC7710 radio module to PC1, power on the M300 debug board, the PC1 will find the device and finishing installing the drivers.
Run the sierrawireless GUI tool, check if can get signal and network.
Run the DIP-QMI switching tool “BZ31018_DIP_QMI_ModeSwitch.exe”, try to switch from DIP to QMI mode. Please do not touch the M300 board until the switching is finished.

7) Connect the M300 board with MC7710 radio module to PC2, power on the M300 debug board, the PC2 will find the device and finishing installing the drivers.
Run the sierrawireless GUI tool, check if can get signal and network.

8) Put the MC7710 radio back to H685 router.  Install the connectors and cables well.

9) Download newest firmware at link http://www.e-lins.com/EN/download/firmware/ H820_8M64M_V2.3.52_20130801
And update the H820 with this firmware.

10) At H820 router, please at WAN configuration page, select “AUTO” at “Cell Modem”. Do not forget to click “Apply” button. Then the router will search the radio module, and working with QMI mode, which can reach much faster speed than before.

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of 4G WIRELESS TECNOLOGY

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Today is the day of high data requirement in internet. In most field the wireless system is very widely used. Currently a number of technologies like 1G, 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 3.5G etc.  A new technology is introduced which is called as 4G technology.

Fourth generation wireless system is a packet switched wireless system with wide area coverage and high throughput. It is designed to be cost effective and to provide high spectral efficiency. Data rate of 20mbps is employed. Mobile speed will be up to 200km/hr. The high performance is achieved by the use of long term channel in both time termchannel in both time and frequency, scheduling among users and smart antennas combined with adaptive modulation and power control. Frequency band is 2-8 GHz. it gives the ability for world wide roaming to access cell anywhere.It uses OFDM (ortogonal frequency divisional multiplexing) and Ultra Wide Radio Band(UWB), and Millimeter wireless and smart antenna.4G uses a multi network functional device software which is very helpful for multiple user.

Advantages
-support for interactive multimedia, voice, streaming video, Internet, and other broadband services -IP based mobile system-High speed, high capacity, and low cost per bit. -global access, service portability, and scalable mobile services -Seamless switching and a variety of Quality of

-Better spectral efficiency. Service driven services.
- Better scheduling and call admission control techniques

Disadvantages
-Expensive and hard to implement
-bettery usage is more
-needs complex hardware

Conclusion
There is a need for next generation of wireless technology i.e. 4G which will be a platform for seamless technology providing widespread coverage, band width and power consumption with higher data rates (100Mbps, 150Mbps and 300Mbps, future will update to 1000Mbps, etc.).

3G vs 4G LTE

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3G和4G到底有什么样的区别呢?一幅图片一目了然。
3g4g

3G:3G网络的引入使得视频通话和无缝视频流成为可能高达3.1Mbps的下载速度

HSDPAHigh-Speed Down-link Packet Access
它是基于3G网络一个加强版的3G因而具有更快的速度,下载速度可以高达14Mbps HSDPA有时也被称为3.5G

HSPA +(Evolved High-Speed Packet Access
HSPA+是HSPA演进技术(HSDPAHSUPA)它是一种4G技术,允许下载高达168Mbps的速率

4G LTE:(Long Term Evolution
LTE是支持高清视频流下载速度高达299.6Mbps一个4G通信标准