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White papers

Seeking insight? In our white papers, our experts share their knowledge on challenges, opportunities, and solutions related to wireless positioning and communication technologies.

02 November 2018

White Paper: Accurate timing for the IoT

In this white paper, we walk you through the process of selecting the right technology for your IoT application. We outline existing timing technologies for the IoT and present a hybrid timing approach that opens the door to new applications indoors, outdoors, and even underground.

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19 February 2018

White paper: The Navigation Conundrum

Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology has become seemingly ubiquitous in our daily lives, embedded in everything from car navigation systems to wearable devices. The following white paper looks at the current state of GNSS functionality in terms of accuracy, size, power, and cost. It then goes on to outline what needs to be done to deliver the necessary high precision solutions for given applications as well as the framework required for a new era in GNSS accessibility.

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29 September 2017

Innovation Trends in Cellular Connectivity for Alarm Panels

This paper discusses some use cases related to the adoption of cellular connectivity technology in alarm panels and connected buildings, and how manufacturers of such devices can improve their time to market, enrich the feature set, and enhance the added values of their applications when adopting cellular and short range connectivity modules.

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13 September 2017

Super-E: low power and good performance

Find the best balance of size and performance in GNSS solutions for portable applications with Super-E.

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22 May 2017

Design guide for small, high performance GNSS patch antenna applications

How to find the best balance between size and performance in GNSS patch antenna designs?

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15 September 2016

Use Cases and Regulatory Approvals for Wireless Medical Devices

With the advent of wireless technology in medical applications, new possibilities open up for medical diagnostic and monitoring equipment in a hospital, health care facility, or for care in the home environment.

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21 July 2016

Achieving Centimeter Level Performance with Low Cost Antennas

In this white paper, u‑blox shows how inexpensive patch antennas can be used to achieve centimeter‑level accuracies using the u‑blox NEO‑M8P receiver.

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01 February 2016

u‑blox Untethered Dead Reckoning

UDR is Dead Reckoning without the need for an electrical connection to the car.

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09 February 2015

Short range low power wireless devices and Internet of Things (IoT)

This paper discusses the topic of the “last 100 meters connectivity” in systems where small devices (such as various sensors) are connected to services on a wide-area Internet network. Subject matters covered are the requirements on the “last 100 meters connectivity” vision as well as what wireless technologies would be suitable for future Internet of Things (IoT) use cases. This paper also presents the background to why u-blox envisions the “last 100 meters connectivity” is an important factor in the area of IoT and u-blox’ view on the impact of IoT in general.

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05 December 2014

Use case possibilities with Bluetooth low energy in IoT applications

This whitepaper describes how Bluetooth low energy technology works and how it can be used to connect devices to Internet-based services and applications. A significant feature in Bluetooth low energy compared to other IoT wireless technologies is the support for smartphones and tablets. The whitepaper thus also describes how a smartphone or tablet can be used in IoT.

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