IoT Development Phases & Test Challenges

  • Prototyping the first board
  • Powering components
  • Basic debugging and design
  • Input functional verification
  • Output data analysis
  • Basic wireless validation
  • Data format optimization
  • Timing and coordination analysis
  • RF debug and development
  • Wi-Fi Integration
  • Network optimization
  • Interference verification
EMC Precompliance
  • Radiated emissions analysis
  • Interference with components and enclosures

IoT Test Challenges

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Node Development

Develop and refine how your sensors and actuators will communicate. Test the power requirements and quality. Verify and emulate the analog interface. Then analyze the data collected, whether over a serial data link or an wireless connection.

Test Requirements:
Defining and debugging the sensor array I/O

  • Power Requirement & Quality Testing
    • Accuracy and error budgets
    • Prototype and measure physical sensors
    • Emulate battery failures
    Waveform generators emulate low power sources; Oscilloscopes verify measurements
  • Signal Verification
    • Define sensor communication protocols
    • Input emulation
    • Noise & stability testing
    Waveform generators emulate real world signals and adds noise; Oscilloscopes verify protocols
  • Serial data integrity
    • Control commands
    • Impedance and bandwidth validation
    Waveform generators emulate serial data artifacts; Oscilloscopes verify wired communication link
  • RF Implementation (Bluetooth or ISM)
    • Power and range
    • Basic function & compliance
    RF signal source emulates carrier and modulation; Spectrum analyzer verifies power over range and wireless connection issues

Rigol's Test Solution:
Node Development Bench

Rigol's Sensor Development Bench

    • DS1074Z (4 channel 70 MHz scope)
    • DG1062Z (2 channel 60 MHz deep memory arb)
    • DSA815-TG (1.5 GHz Spectrum Analyzer)
    • DSG815 (1.5 GHz RF Signal Source)
  • $4150 for complete sensors package
  • Upgrade scope to MSO for only $250
  • Additional Education discount will still be applied

Learn more about analyzing and emulating RF signals


Device Integration

Is your system functioning as expected? Can your controller collect and organize the sensor data or control actuator function? Evaluate the data being shared between nodes and the controller over serial or wireless connections.

Test Requirements:
Controlling and responding to our data analysis

  • Controller Verification
    • Sensor emulation
    • Control feedback
    • Embedded code analysis
    • Mixed Signal FPGA/micro debug
    • Traditional embedded design & debug
    Waveform generators emulate sensor data; Oscilloscopes verify control and code function or timing
  • Serial data integrity
    • Mixed Signal Serial Decode with analog sensor input values
    • Control and interpretation validation
    • Interface layer characterization with multiple nodes
    Waveform generators emulate real world signals; Oscilloscopes verify inputs and data on the interface layer
  • RF Implementation (Bluetooth or ISM)
    • Range verification
    • Performance studies
    RF signal source emulates RF sensor carrier and modulation; Spectrum analyzer debugs wireless connection issues with controller

Rigol's Test Solution:
Device Integration Bundle

Rigol's Embedded Communication Bench

    • MSO2102A (2 channel 100 MHz Serial Decode MSO)
    • DG1062Z (2 channel 60 MHz deep memory arb)
    • DSA1030 (3 GHz Spectrum Analyzer)
    • DSG830 (3 GHz RF Signal Source)
  • $7600 for complete embedded package
  • Additional Education discount will still be applied

Rigol’s Embedded Design Guide

Learn more about analyzing and emulating RF signals


Network Connectivity

Test and debug how your design interacts with the network. Integrate new communications technology or verify in different environments with emulated Wi-Fi interference. Test complex IQ signals on carrier and at baseband. Finish debugging with a complete performance analysis.

Test Requirements:
Connecting our product to the network

  • Wi-Fi or Bluetooth verification
    • Channel interference
    • Bandwidth, range, and throughput
    RF signal source emulates potential interfering devices or networks; Spectrum analyzer debugs and helps to optimize wireless connection issues with the controller
  • Baseband data validation
    • Serial digital data testing
    • IQ modulation emulation
    WScope with serial data trigger and decode monitors baseband data; Spectrum analyzer follows modulated signals on carrier
  • User control and functional testing
    • Complete system performance
    • Data integrity
    Isolate and stress system components; Use the best tool to debug complex functional issues whether in the controller hardware, firmware, sensors, or RF interfaces

Rigol's Test Solution:
Network Connectivity Bundle

Rigol's Wi-Fi Integration Bench

  • $15000 for complete Wi-Fi package
  • Expand RF to 6 GHz for $6000
  • Additional Education discount will still be applied

Learn more about generating complex IQ RF signals


EMC PreCompliance

Don’t wait until the end to verify compliance, conduct PreCompliance tests throughout the design cycle to avoid costly delays and rework. Test boards and enclosures for radiated emissions and immunity to interference as you prototype and refine the overall design.

Test Requirements:
Verifying our system for real world usage

  • Radiated Emissions
    • Channel interference
    • Bandwidth, range, and throughput
    Spectrum Analyzer and analysis software evaluate radiated emissions and detects hot spots utilizing near field probes
  • Interference / Immunity Validation
    • Serial digital data testing
    • IQ modulation emulation
    RF signal source simulates real world stress conditions to verify operability and shielding
  • User control and functional testing
    • Complete system performance
    • Data integrity
    Isolate and stress system components; Use the best tool to debug complex functional issues whether in the controller hardware, firmware, sensors, or RF interfaces

Rigol's Test Solution:
EMC PreCompliance Bundle

Rigol's EMC PreCompliance Bench

    • DSA1030 (3 GHz Spectrum Analyzer)
      • Quasi-Peak EMI detector capability included
    • DSG830 (3 GHz RF Signal Source)
    • EMI Test System Software
  • $6000 for complete PreCompliance package
  • Additional Education discount will still be applied

 Rigol EMC PreCompliance Solutions

**Offers end December 31st, 2015