5G/Wireless

Industrial wireless technology 2022 special report

November 21, 2022

Industry experts provide their perspective on the trends and technology in Industrial Wireless applications. From Industrial 5G to Wi-Fi 6, technology and speed advances — along with the need for more flexible networking to meet the needs of IIoT applications — is driving innovations in industrial wireless communication.

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Industrial 5G implementations get closer every day

November 8, 2022

5G offers promising performance enhancements for consumer applications, with up to 20x more throughput than 4G and up to 100x more users in a single cell. But industrial applications will benefit far more from the boost in 5G performance, even though industrial applications have a different set of network requirements.

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60 GHz wireless data interconnect for slip rings

November 7, 2022

High performance integrated and discrete RF and microwave components can be implemented across the entire frequency spectrum to enable application specific designs for a contactless Gbps-level data transmission via rotary joints.

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Carbon emission control through wireless IoT technology

November 2, 2022

AiR GUARD technology uses a cellular wireless device to enable monitoring and calculation of the carbon dioxide produced by manufacturing processes from field sites. It connects digital meters via Modbus RS-485, and data is transmitted in an encrypted format through the Azure Sphere chipset.

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Addressing reliability issues in industrial wireless networks

November 1, 2022

Industrial wireless technologies are indeed required to enable autonomous and remote-controlled robots and vehicles, to improves collaboration between mobile workers and increase the overall efficiency and safety of an industrial system. Reliability is a key issue for all of these applications.

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Industrial wireless connectors and the factory of the future

November 1, 2022

Phoenix Contact has a vision to leap manufacturing forward today with fast industrial wireless connectors. It found a collaborative partner with expertise in mmW (RF) technology to get to market faster to achieve its goal in Analog Devices. Here is an overview of their joint approach to next-generation wireless technology.

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How Wi-Fi 6/6E enables Industry 4.0

July 13, 2022

A Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) report explores how autonomous Mobile Robots, Automatic Guided Vehicles, Augmented and Virtual Reality use cases can be addressed with Industrial Internet of Things deployment guidelines.

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Rapid roaming technology for wireless industrial networks

January 22, 2022

A Rapid Roaming enhanced WIFI client monitors surroundings and prepares new access points (APs) before die-down and drop-off connection processes take place. Protocols are used to seek a new AP when communication is healthy, assuring throughput and faster transitions and switch times.

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IoT-connected sensors bring geolocation services to the supply chain

January 22, 2022

IoT-connected sensors with cloud-based geolocation capabilities allow organizations to monitor assets over large geographic regions. With this technology in place, retailers can work directly with their manufacturers and logistics partners to mitigate potential delays in the supply chain while managing customer expectations.

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Private LTE network technology for industrial applications

November 18, 2021

pLTE is truly a paradigm shift for industrial customers with challenging wireless needs. Businesses requiring a more secure network with higher reliability, more mobility, and broader coverage areas should seriously consider pLTE technology.

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