Sponsor: Mouser Electronics, Silicon Labs and Digi
Duration: 60 Minutes
Connecting a device to the cloud with long-range wireless technology is becoming more popular, especially in smart city and industrial applications. In these cases, high-throughput standards like LTE-Advanced (300Mbps) are overkill. Instead, these remote and sometimes mobile applications need low-power, narrowband standards such as LTE Cat 1, LTE-M, and NB-IoT. These standards are designed to connect devices and sensors that dribble data and operate at very low power, enabling multi-year battery life.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss the various narrowband standards, and focus mainly on LTE-M, which is largely deployed and ready to use. In addition to the cellular IoT connectivity, we’ll talk about ultra-low power microcontroller solutions, and how to get started with a new development tool that combines the best of low power connectivity with low power application capability (sensing, processing, and peripheral control).
32-bit Product Manager
Alex Koepsel is the IoT Product Manager for Silicon Labs’ low-power, 32-bit Microcontrollers. Alex works closely with IoT engineering and product marketing teams to bring new integrated chips and solutions to market. Prior to joining Silicon Labs, Alex was an electrical engineer in the aerospace/defense industry, where he was a first-hand design engineer and developer for products that are now fielded with the Army, Navy and U.S. Air Force. He also was awarded company funding for his own R&D concept for wireless power. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
Director of Product Management
Mark Tekippe is the Director of Product Management for RF/Embedded products at Digi International. Mark has over a decade of experience in the wireless Internet of Things (IoT) space as a design engineer/manager, solutions architect and product manager. Prior to joining Digi in 2018, Mark was Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Silicon Labs where he led a product management team with global responsibility for Silicon Labs’ industry-leading mesh networking (Zigbee/Thread) and sub-1 GHz wireless business including silicon, modules, software and tools. In this role, Mark also represented Silicon Labs as an alternate on the Board of Directors for the Thread Group and Zigbee Alliance. Mark holds a BSEE from Iowa State University with international studies at the National University of Singapore and Brunel University London.
Global Sales Lead