Although the 5G era has begun, low-power wide-area networks (LPWA) are essential for IoT applications that need long-distance, low-data, low-power, and low-cost transmission. With DFI's complete single-board computer (SBC) product line and rapid customization capabilities, DFI assists Japanese customers in creating wide-area IoT transmission services with a transmission distance of more than 100 kilometers.
Industry: Internet of Things Communication Service
Application: Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) Network Gateway
Solution: Customized SBC (based on SU253)
The large-scale IoT deployment has a large number of low-complexity devices, which do not require intensive communication, high performance, and low transmission latency. Typical applications include low-cost sensors, meters, wearable devices, and trackers. Many of them are deployed in harsh radio environments, such as building basements or mobile machines, and will occasionally rely on sending signals for more than ten years without battery replacement. This factor makes power consumption and energy-saving crucial.