LoRaWAN: An Overview – Presentation at WLPC 2022

LoRaWAN: An Overview – Presentation at WLPC 2022 A quick post to provide a link to the slides and video for my presentation during the Wireless LAN Professionals Conference (#WLPC) in 2022.  My topic was LoRaWAN: An Overview, providing a 30- minute overview of this long-range, low-power, IoT technology deployed in over 160 countries. Additionally,…

CWISE: IoT Expert Certification from CWNP

CWISE: IoT Expert Certification from CWNP The global IoT and communications market is expected to reach USD21.3 billion by the year 2022, according to Gartner.  Not surprisingly, a market expectation that large has captured the attention of IT professionals.  Additionally, it has attracted those outside traditional IT roles who may be tasked with the design and deployment of…

Guest on ClearToSend Podcast

Guest on Clear To Send Podcast – Episode 256 (2^8) If you haven’t already heard of ClearToSend – it is a podcast for wireless network engineers.  It is hosted by @rowelldionicio and @vergesfrancois who together have released over 250 episodes across audio and video formats.  If you are into Wi-Fi at all, I highly recommend subscribing to their show.  In addition,…

Zigbee/BLE packet capture with NXP KW41Z

Zigbee/BLE packet capture with NXP KW41Z Quick blog to document the procedure I used to install the software required to packet capture Zigbee and BLE traffic using the NXP KW41Z. You can find hardware details about the NXP KW41Z on the NXP website.  There are a few different hardware models, so be sure to purchase the KW41Z…

WirelessHART Overview

WirelessHART Overview WirelessHART™ is a protocol developed to form self-optimizing, self-healing, time synchronized mesh networks. It easily extends wireless capabilities from HART® technology allowing compatibility with existing HART devices, commands, and tools.  It’s based on the IEEE 802.15.4™ standard and operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band allowing for near global operation.  HART version 7, maintained by…

HART Overview

HART Overview This is the first of what is planned to be a many part series detailing the history, protocol and design best practices for WirelessHART™. Before diving into the details of WirelessHART, let’s unpack the HART® standard upon which WirelessHART was built.  HART technology has opened up a wealth of digital process, maintenance, and…