Open Manufacture: Ensuring Flawless Long-Range Communication – The SenseCAP T1000 LoRa Antenna Tests

Discover how we guarantee top-notch long-range communication in the SenseCAP T1000 by taking you behind the scenes into the intricate world of LoRa antenna testing. Uncover the secrets of our successful antenna design and learn how our product is engineered for superior performance.

Open Manufacture is the series where we share behind-the-scenes stories, shedding light on the dedication and meticulous planning required to craft outstanding products. Today, we’re thrilled to lead you through the extensive process of conducting rigorous LoRa antenna testing, a critical step that underpins the remarkable long-range communication capabilities of our SenseCAP T1000 LoRaWAN GPS Tracker.

To comprehend the importance of antenna testing, let’s first grasp the role of the LoRa antenna in a LoRaWAN Tracker. LoRa technology is all about long-range communication. When tracking assets or collecting data over vast areas, a reliable LoRa antenna is essential. It ensures the device can transmit and receive data over significant distances, making it a crucial component in our SenseCAP T1000 LoRaWAN GPS Tracker.

The Anechoic Chamber Lab

Our journey into excellence begins with a visit to the anechoic chamber lab. This space, devoid of any echoes or reflections, provides the ideal setting to assess antenna performance. It’s like no other room you’ve seen, designed for one purpose – to deliver precision.

Testing Setup in the Anechoic Chamber Lab

Inside the chamber, the SenseCAP T1000 is in the spotlight. It sits on a rotating platform, connected to a device that sends signals, much like a radio station. All around it, we have receivers, like antennas, tuned to a specific radio station.

Picture of SenseCAP T1000 inside Anechoic-chamber

As the test kicks off, the LoRa antenna on our tracker starts transmitting signals. These surrounding receivers are like listeners, keenly measuring how strong the signal is when it reaches them. We can figure out how good the antenna is by looking at how strong or weak the signal is when it arrives at the receivers.

Image showing positions of the receivers while testing

The results of our antenna test are nothing short of amazing. Our omnidirectional antenna exhibits a radiation pattern that resembles a delicious, crispy apple – highly concentrated near the horizontal plane (as indicated by the enticing red color).

Radiation pattern that resembles an apple

This characteristic is critical because it showcases the antenna’s ability to evenly distribute signals across the horizontal plane, a pivotal feature for robust and reliable wireless communication. It’s the kind of performance that is sought after in various applications, making it the heart of IoT connectivity.

Radiating Success: The 360-Degree Impact

Our antenna boasts a 360-degree radiation pattern, ensuring its effectiveness from every angle. In the horizontal plane, it exhibits a gain of approximately 1 dBm, while deviating only slightly at less than -5 dB from other angles.

These results instill confidence in the SenseCAP T1000’s long-distance communication capabilities. Incorporating multiple antennas for Wi-Fi, BLE, GPS, and LoRa within such a compact device, spanning a wide range of frequencies, posed significant challenges. However, our dedicated R&D team has risen to the occasion, demonstrating commitment and expertise in achieving this feat.

Pre-Order the SenseCAP T1000

Are you ready to experience top-tier long-range communication? The SenseCAP T1000 is available for pre-order on both our official store and our distributor’s website. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this innovative journey.

Join us as we continue to push the boundaries of innovation. Your support is our driving force, and we’re committed to delivering excellence with every product we create. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and developments!

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October 2023