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Pod as a Service S01 EP12: Wireless Communication Protocols

Alex Castrounis and Luke Libraro, in the first episode of a two-part series, discuss wireless communication protocols such as those associated with cellular, Wifi, Bluetooth, IoT, automation, and control technologies. This is the first episode in a two-part series on wireless communications. Topics discussed include:

  • RF as the basis for all wireless communications
  • Cellular protocols (e.g., LTE, Cat M1, 5G, etc.)
  • LPWA protocols (e.g., Lora, sigfox, symphony link, etc.)
  • Personal area network (PAN) protocols (e.g, Bluetooth, Zigbee)
  • Wifi vs bluetooth
  • Edge computing and devices
  • Protocol concepts such as range, power requirements, bandwidth, frequency, etc.
  • Wireless communication equipment such as antenna towers and networks


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