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eNews Letter Q3 2013 Advantech Applied Computing Technology Communications

- RF Design - Mobile Column Issue: Sept. 2013 By Advantech Applied Computing Group


Contents ► ►

About the eNews Letter Technology Highlight – RF Design   

Vertical Market Focus – Rugged Tablet in Field Service   

Market and Applications Features and Benefits Our Offerings and Roadmap

ACG Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence      

RF Application RF Design and Validation RF Design Case Sharing

Truly Rugged Design Compact Design Industrial Grade Display Solutions Power Management Design Seamless Communication Multiple Platform Provider

Contacts at Advantech ACG

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About the eNews Letter We at Advantech Applied Computing Group (ACG, formerly AC-DMS), are glad to share with you, our premier customers, our latest technology focus and industry highlights. Advantech has been delivering ePlatform and eAutomation products for over 30 years. To best serve its outsourcing customers, ACG was built to focus on customer-oriented services &

cost-effective solutions, with domain market know-how, innovative technology, and solid expertise. Embracing the company value “Altrusim”, ACG sees itself as a long-term partner to help our customers achieve future prosperity. Not only do we offer collaborative design, flexible manufacturing and global services, but we also strive to go beyond customer expectations. The eNews is part of our commitment - Enabling customers’ success.

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Contents ►

About the eNews Letter

Technology Highlight – RF Design   

Vertical Market Focus – Rugged Tablet in Field Service   

Market and Applications Features and Benefits Our Offerings & Roadmap

ACG Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence      

RF Application RF Design and Validation RF Design Case Sharing

Truly Rugged Design Compact Design Industrial Grade Display Solutions Power Management Design Seamless Communication Multiple Platform Provider

Contacts at Advantech ACG

Advantech Confidential


RF Application 

Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11 a / b / g / n / ac  Bluetooth: Class I / II + EDR WWAN: GPRS / CDMA / WCDMA / HSDPA / 3G / LTE  RFID/ NFC  GPS

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Advantech In-House RF Design Flow Kick-off

EVT

DVT Ant. Design:

Ant. Design: 1. ME DXF 2. Ant. type/ size/ placement 3. Headroom areas definition 4. HFSS simulation

RF/ System Design: 1. Modules/ chips selection 2. Placement discussion 3. Circuit/Layout discussion

1. Mockup/Dummy PCB 2. Antenna design in mockup

Ant. Verification: 1. Fine Tune 2. Passive test

RF/ System Verification: 1. RF performance (Cond. / Wireless) 2. RF / System noise debug 3. Circuit/layout revise

PVT Ant. Test: 1. Fine Tune 2. Passive test 3. Active test

RF/ System Verification: 1. RF performance (Cond. / Wireless) 2. RF / System noise debug 3. Circuit/layout finalized 4. Certification (SAR/TRP/TIS/FCC/CE‌)

RF Signal Analysis Wi-Fi / GPS / WWAN Testing Wi-Fi : signal range (outdoor / indoor testing) GPS: CN value, cold star, tracking ,system interference WWAN: Interference among RP .TIS & system

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Factory: 1. Antenna QC 2. RF technology transferring: OTA test (Tx/Rx)


Guidelines for RF Design Compliance to

Avoidance of

Best Solution of

Coexistence Problems

TIS & TRP

SAR & EMC Regulations

*SAR: Specific Absorption Rate

Layout& Mechanical Solutions

to Isolate Noise

Antenna & Commun. Modules’

Placement in a System Antenna Design for Best Performance *TIS: Total Isotropic Sensitivity *TRP: Total Radiate Power

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RF Design Avoidance of

Interference occurs when two antennas use the same frequency e.g. Wi-Fi & BT both work at 2.4 GHz. Isolation, created by distance, antenna angels, etc. is necessary to keep RF functioning.

Coexistence Problems

Mechanical Solutions

to Isolate Noise

Wireless modules are easily interfered by antenna radiation, and that decreases RF sensitivity. Connection quality can also be affected when resonance frequency of a module’s PCB antenna radiation falls into the RF system’s band.

Shielding cases are useful to avoid interference. GND VIA at PCB edge to prevent noise radiation and ESD impact.

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GND traces for sensitive layout Clock Trace w/ GND

Layout Solutions Power Trace w/ GND

to Isolate Noise


Facilities for RF Verification Spectrum (10Hz~13.6GHz)+ Near-field probe Vector network analyzer

WWAN Base-station simulator GPS 6 satellites simulator/ Zigbee tester Wi-Fi VSG &. VSA/ BT non-signaling tester Shielding box

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RF Design Case Sharing 

PWS-770 Multi-Communications: Wi-Fi/GPS/WWAN/BT

WWAN

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GPS

Wi-Fi


Test Environment Setup Wi-Fi

GPS

RF Cable

Attenuator

IQ2010 GPS simulator

AP LAN

ANT.

WWAN

RF Cable

Switch USB

ANT.

192.168.11.1 *ANT.

**ANT.

192.168.11.11

DUT

DUT Shielding Box

RF Cable

• Spectrum

• Vector network analyzer • WWAN Base-Station simulator

192.168.11.11

DUT Shielding Box Full Anechoic Chamber * Communication antenna ** Dual polarized measurement antenna

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Test Results (Abstracted ) Wi-Fi

GPS

**Performance Project Name

PWS-770 Main antenna

PWS-770 Cold Start TTFF@ sensitivity level (OTA) Channel Power -130 (dBm) Criteria <=45sec Test Result

21.6

-135

-136 -137 -138 -139 -140 -141 -142 -143 -144 -145 <=100sec

37

34.8

48 45.8 64.4 94.8 105

120. 122. 146. No 2 6 8 Fix

PWS-770 TTFF Field Try testing (Good Performance)

Wi-Fi Module

Maximum Throughput (Mbps)

Intel N-100

50.302

Test Times

1

2

3

4

5

TTFF

40s

42s

39s

48s

50s

WWAN

AT&T OTA Requirement

TRP / FS

Estimated Coverage Range (Meters)

106.66

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TIS/FS

Commun. System

WCDMA II

WCDMA V

WCDMA II

WCDMA V

Channel

9400

4183

9800

4408

PWS-770 (dBm)

18.8

17.03

-103.5

-99.2

AT &T Spec(dBm)

18.5

13

-100.7

-96.4

WCDMA II WCDMA V

EDGE 850 EDGE 1900

GPRS 850 GPRS 1900

Cus .Re q.


Debug Process WWAN

GPS **Make sure the necessity of the shielding case

** Find out the source of the noise

PWS-770 Touch IC

1.575GHz : -70.472dBm 12MHz

1.575GHz : -78.667dBm

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Band 850: 824MHz~894MHz Band 900: 880MHz~960MHz


Contents ► ►

About the eNews Letter Technology Highlight – RF Design   

Vertical Market Focus – Rugged Tablet in Field Service   

Market and Applications Features and Benefits Our Offerings and Roadmap

ACG Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence      

RF Application RF Design and Validation RF Design Case Sharing

Truly Rugged Design Compact Design Industrial Grade Display Solutions Power Management Design Seamless Communication Multiple Platform Provider

Contacts at Advantech ACG

Advantech Confidential


Rugged Tablet Market Focus

Manufacturing • Process Control • Supervision & management

Field Service • Maintenance • Measurement • Ticketing/Parking

Transportation • Fleet management • Rail Shipping • Delivery • Airline

Utility & Energy • Mining • Oil • Gas • Telecom & Cable operator

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Retail • Retail shop floor • Mobile POS • eMenu

Military • Air Force • Army Marines • Navy • Coast Guard

Public Safety • Law Enforcement • Fire • EMS

Warehouse & Logistic • Delivery • Inventory Management • Distribution


Rugged Tablet in Field Service Application • • • • • •

• • • •

Asset management Work order management Dispatch management Workforce automation Delivery route optimization Shipping and receiving Resource optimization Telecommunications Inspections Industrial equipment maintenance

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Benefit • • • • • •

Improve workforce productivity Improve customer satisfaction and service levels Optimize resource utilization and save fuel costs Real-time access to data at the point of service Improve data accuracy and eliminate duplicate work Speed up billing cycles


Rugged Tablet in Field Service  –

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Outdoor Environment

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MIL-STD-810G certified for vibration, drop, shock and wide temperature Dust and water resistance with IP rating Readable display for indoor or outdoor use

Communication Necessity GPS positioning for routing optimization Seamless wireless connectivity for real-time communication

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Data Acquisition Demand Powerful graphic and data applications High pixel camera for image capture Integrated barcode scanner to secure accurate input Optional integrated RFID reading

Where-ever Hand strap, shoulder strap options for easy carrying


Our Offering – MIT-M101 DURABILITY IP65/4ft

EXTENDED TEMPERATURE -10~50C

EXTENED BATTERY LIFE 5hrs/8hrs Operation

MULTI-COMMUNICATIONS WLAN/BT/GPS/4G LTE

FLEXIBLE EXTENSIBILITY Reserved for Extra Modules

Available 2014 Q1

LIGHTWEIGHT CARRY 21mm Slim & 2.5lbs Light

NEXT GENERATION OF INTEL LOW POWER SOLUTION L ow C o s t , L ow Powe r , R i c h Fe a t u r e s

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Specs

Physical and Environmental Specifications Dimensions Weight

11.4” W x 7.5” H x 0.8” D (290 x 190 x 21mm) 2.5lb (1.1Kg) base configuration

Display

10.1” 1280x800 Widescreen 10-points capacitive multiple touch Optional sunlight readable

Sealing Drop / Shock Operating Temp Storage Temp Humidity

IP65 ; MIL-STD 810G, 506.5 Procedure I 4ft drop to concrete ; MIL-STD 810G, 516.6 IV -14 F to +122 F (-10 C to +50 C) -22 F to +158 F (-30 C to +70 C) 5% - 95% non-condensing

Hardware Specifications Processor

Memory Storage Audio Camera

I/O Ports

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Intel® Celeron® N2910 / 1.67GHz Intel® Atom™ E3822 / 1.46GHz 2GB DDR3L up to 8GB DDR3L 32GB SSD up to 128GB Integrated speaker and microphone Front : 2.0M Fixed Focus Rear : 5.0 M Auto Focus w/LED (1) USB 3.0/2.0 ; (1) USB 2.0 ; (1) Headphone / Microphone combined jack ; (1) HDMI ; (1) Expansion port 6-pin ; (1) Docking connector 32-pin ; (1) DC-in jack


Specs Wireless and Network Specifications WLAN

Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth

Bluetooth® v4.0 (Class 2) + EDR

WWAN

Optional integrated 4G LTE mobile Optional integrated 3G Gobi™ mobile

GPS

Optional dedicated GPS

Docking Options and Accessories

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Expansion Module

Optional MSR Optional Card Reader

Docking Station

(2) USB 2.0 ; (1) RS232 ; (1) LAN (1) Headphone jack ; (1) Microphone (1) VGA ; (1) Battery Charging Bay

Vehicle Dock

(2) USB 2.0 ; (1) CANBus (1) Car Power Input (2) External Antenna Signal Port

Accessory

Hand Strap Carrying Sleeve Carrying Bag VESA Mount Case


Accessories Expansion Module

Shoulder Strap

Vehicle Dock

Docking Station

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VESA mount back plate with Hand Strap

Carrying Bag


Mobile Product Roadmap Field Service/ Utility

X10D

Available

MARS-3101 • Bay Trail/ Windows 8

nPAD • nVidia Tegra3/ Android • 9.7” XGA w/ PCAP Touch • RISC platform technology showcase

• 10.1” WXGA w PACP Touch • flat bezel w/ rugged design • -10C ~ 50C/ IP65/ 4ft drop • Generic rugged Tablet PC for field service/ utility

MARS-3073

MARS-2070

• Bay Trail/ Windows 8

Warehousing & Retail

Developing

Mobile POS • Cedar Trail (N2600)/

Windows 7 • 7” WSVGA w/ or w/o touch • Hot swappable battery • Modulized for BarCode/ RFID/ KeyPAD • Hand strap/ Shoulder strap for easy carrying

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• 7” WXGA w/ PCAP Touch • flat bezel w/ rugged design • -20C ~ 60C/ IP65/ 4ft drop • MRM focus application

Y2013 2H

• Freescale i.MX6/ Android & Linux • 7” WXGA w/ PCAP touch • Generic rugged RISC Tablet PC for field service/ utility

Y2014 1H

Y2014 2H

Planning


Contents ► ►

About the eNews Letter Technology Highlight – RF Design   

Vertical Market Focus – Rugged Tablet in Field Service   

Market and Applications Features and Benefits Our Offerings & Roadmap

ACG Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence      

RF Application RF Design and Validation RF Design Case Sharing

Truly Rugged Design Compact Design Industrial Grade Display Solutions Power Management Design Seamless Communication Multiple Platform Provider

Contacts at Advantech ACG

Advantech Confidential


Overview Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence • Drop, Shock & Vibration • Wild Temperature • Water & Dust Resistance • Smart Power Management API • Hot Swappable Battery

Truly Rugged Design

Power Management Design

Seamless • In-house Antenna Communication Design • RF Module Integration (BT/Wi-Fi/3G/LTE/RFID/NFC)

Industrial Grade Display Solution

• Sunlight Readable • Brightness Enhancement

Compact Design

• Integrated Peripherals • Thin & Lightweight

• Intel Embedded Primer Member

Multiple Platform • Microsoft Windows Embedded Provider Gold Partner

• RISC Solutions (TI/ Freescale/nVidia) • Open Source (Android/ Linux) Advantech Confidential


Truly Rugged Design Drop, Shock & Vibration • Drop Compliance: MIL-STD-810G, RTCA-DO-160 • Radom Vibration Compliance: IEC60068-2-64 • Bump Compliance: IEC60068-2-64

Optimize product design by simulating real usage

Random vibration test for X/Y-axis Random vibration test for Z-axis

Wide Temperature Range Operation • Operation in high/low Temp./Thermal shock • Operation in high humidity • Low-temperature startup

Consider extreme environmental conditions

20℃~+60℃ Industrial grade component selection

Thermal simulation & Air flow design

Water & Dust Resistance • Advantech ensures products are certified water-resistant and dust-proof. Customers’ specs of IP grade are followed .

Ample experiences in Ingress Protection(IP) design Advantech Confidential

IP54

IP67


Compact Design Integrated Peripherals

Fulfill various applications Barcode Scanner

MSR

Finger Printer

Thin & Lightweight

Push the limits Light

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Thin


Industrial Grade Display Solution Optical Bounding • In-house supplies • Reduce rejection rate to under 0.2% • No shadowing effect, High transmittance > 98%

Optical Bounding Tech.

Mobile devices w/ better color saturation for outdoor app. Brightness Enhancement • Enhance contrast ratio and color saturation yet with low power consumption and low temp. on panel surface (CTF) • Feature high uniformity (90%) up to 1,500 ~ 2,000 nits

Optical Bounding Tech.

Brightness Enhancement Tech. LCD Module Backlight

Sunlight Readable • In-house supplies • Reduce the reflection rate by 2% and improve contrast ratio by 10% LCD w/o Sunlight readable Tech.

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Optical Bounding Performance

LCD Module AR Film Backlight

LCD w Sunlight readable Tech.


Power Management Smart Power Management API • iManager’s “CPU Throttling” technology controls CPU core frequency to manage power efficiency

Hot Swappable Battery • Hot-swappable battery and mechanism enable 24/7 operation

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Seamless Communication In-house Antenna Design • Compact antenna design guideline and verification flow • Antenna engraving and production equipments

PCB & PIFA Antennas

Antenna engraving machine

To pursue the extreme RF Module Integration • Comprehensive RF module integration (BT/Wi-Fi/3G/LTE/RFID/NFC) • Quality and performance tuning complied with national regulations and carrier requirements

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Multiple Platform Provider Intel® Embedded Alliance Primer Member • •

Early access to new platforms Close supports and services from Intel

Open Source OS & API •

Open Source OS (Linux & Android) on both x86 & RISC platforms Advantech developed SUSI for vertical applications based on Linux QT framework

RISC Platform ARM processor and Cortex technologies (Freescale/ TI/ nVidia) • RISC design support services •

Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner Allowed to provide Microsoft Windows Embedded software products alone, or together with our embedded hardware solutions •

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Contents ► ►

About the eNews Letter Technology Highlight – RF Design  RF Application  RF Design and Validation  RF Design Case Sharing Vertical Market Focus – Rugged Tablet in Field Service  Market and Applications  Features and Benefits  Our Offerings & Roadmap ACG Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence  Truly Rugged Design  Compact Design  Industrial Grade Display Solutions  Power Management Design  Seamless Communication 

Multiple Platform Provider

Contacts at Advantech ACG

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Contacts at Advantech Applied Computing Group ACG BU Head Kenny.Deng@advantech.com.tw

Medical

Embedded System

Mobile

Pablo.Lin@advantech.com.tw

Jason.Lu@advantech.com.tw

Alexyc.Chen@advantech.com.tw

+886 2 2792 7818 ext.8008

+886 2 2792 7818 ext.1482

+886 2 2792 7818 ext.8016

Medical KA Services Medical Tablet, Medical Portable Medical Server Application Ultrasound, Patient Monitor Fitness Console

Embedded Computing Mobile POS Vehicle & Transportation Application

Gaming

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Portable & Tablet KAs Services Rugged, Warehousing & Field Services Mobile Resources Management (InVehicle)

Retail/ China

Jimmy.Hsu@advantech.com.tw

Hawaii.Tseng@advantech.com.tw

+886 2 2792 7818 ext.1430

+86 512 5777 5666 ext.7038

Gaming KA Services Gaming Portable & Server Application Arcade, AWP, Casino, Pachislot & Recreation Application

China DMS KA Services Point of Sales Solutions Self Services Application


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