There are so many wireless technology and standards choices that impact test cost. It's important to understand them all.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 18, 2016
RCR Wireless News spoke with experts across the internet of things ecosystem for their views on current trends and challenges in IoT testing, including Frost & Sullivan, AT&T, LitePoint, Rohde & Schwarz, NetScout, Nokia, InterDigital, Digi International, Qualcomm, Actility, 2J Antennas USA, ICSA Labs – an independent division of Verizon and more.
The report, entitled “Testing the Internet of Things: Making the IoT Work”, contains insight into the latest market predictions for IoT growth and how the cost and challenges of testing are impacting adoption of IoT across vertical markets. From small and inexpensive sensors to connected vehicles, the IoT represents new challenges for characterizing, performance-testing and certifying new types of wireless devices. Over-the-air testing is taking on new significance, and ensuring long-lived batteries life is becoming even more important. New standards are emerging for which, in some cases, test equipment and test cases don’t even exist yet. All of this is happening while millions of IoT devices are connecting to wireless networks each day, and billions more are expected to come online over the next few years.
Balancing the cost of test and demand for reliability always involves tricky trade-offs.
- The state of the IoT market and predictions on its growth
- Challenges and common pain points in IoT testing, design, development and deployment, from antennas and RF design to network communications
- Factors that play into return on investment in IoT design and testing
- The impacts and potential opportunities due to standards proliferation in IoT
- Bonus: Supplier guide for IoT testing companies
- Kelly Hill, Editor, Test and Measurement, RCR Wireless News
- Mariano Kimbara, Industry Analyst –Measurement and Instrumentation, Frost & Sullivan
- George Japak, Managing Director, ICSA Labs – an independent division of Verizon
- Michael Starsinic, Member of Technical Staff, InterDigital
- Brad Robbins, President, LitePoint
- Vikram Saksena, Office of the CTO, NetScout
“IoT testing is part of many choices that are facing companies which want to enter the IoT space, whether that is through adding connectivity to an existing product, designing a new product or deploying IoT devices,” said Kelly Hill, editor at RCR Wireless News. “There are so many wireless technology and standards choices that impact test cost, from the question of using a chipset design versus a module, to component selection and even how sleep mode affects functionality and network communications. There is definite potential that the industry may move closer to self-certification to address costs for IoT testing, and partnerships are crucial for companies who don’t have RF and wireless network expertise.”
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