A hardware designer’s guide to cellular IoT antenna design

Workshops & webinars
On demand
  • When? Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Aurora Andújar, Founder & Engineering Director, Ignion
    • Johan Pedersen, Senior Director Business Development, Ignion
    • Martin Lesund, Technical Marketing Manager, Cellular IoT, Nordic Semiconductor
  • Agenda:
    • Why antenna design is crucial for a successful IoT product
    • Live demo use of “Antenna Intelligence Cloud™” (AIC) for a Nordic device
    • Best practices for cellular IoT antenna design
    • Assess feasibility, prototype, optimize, certify
    • Impact of PCB size & materials in proximity
    • How to easily get started with Nordic & Ignion
    • Q&A

This webinar will go through the best practices for embedding an antenna into a cellular IoT design of any size, to ensure that it not only passes cellular certification, but improves the quality of the final product.

This is made possible by the Virtual Antenna® technology from Ignion, which turns antenna design into simple RF circuit design. It enables hardware designers to embed an antenna, even with none or little RF experience.

We will go through how the antenna performance is influenced by PCB size, materials in proximity and show how you can easily assess the feasibility of your design through the “Antenna Intelligence Cloud”, before building any hardware.



Sequans & Richardson RFPD: from module to antenna – cellular IoT connectivity made easy

Workshops & webinars
11 AM EST (8 AM PST / 5:00 PM CET)
  • When? November 10th, 11 a.m. EST
  • For whom? RF engineers, CTO’s
  • Speakers: Dr. Jaume Anguera, Ph.D (Ignion), Jeremy Gosteau (Sequans)


Connecting IoT devices to cellular networks is more than just selecting the right carrier and the right module. Beyond the capabilities of the module, another key element is the selection of the right antenna. Sequans and Ignion have joined forces to facilitate a step-by-step selection of the antenna and tuning of the perfect RF matching circuit.

This webinar will focus on:

  • The fundamentals of LTE-M and NB-IoT to make the right connectivity choice, depending on your application and on your targeted regions of deployment.
  • How the Monarch 2 GM02S module addresses your connectivity needs in terms of ease of design and power consumption.
  • Selecting the right antenna and matching network that fits your unique design.
  • Recognizing how to obtain the best RF performance with a fully flexible and simple approach.

Click here to watch an on-demand recording and learn step-by-step how to optimize your IoT designs with the best RF performance.

Richardson RFPD: How Virtual Antenna™ technology accelerates the IoT market (in Mandarin)

Workshops & webinars
  • When? August 12th, 10 a.m. Hong Kong time
  • For whom? RF engineers, CTO’s
  • Speakers: Tian Congjun (Ignion), in collaboration with Richardson RFPD representatives
  • Language: Mandarin


Join us for this free webinar and learn how to accelerate the conversion of your IoT product design into an end product with our off-the-shelf and multiband Virtual Antenna™ technology.

This webinar will focus on:

  • Virtual Antenna™ technology and its characteristics: how a single off-the-shelf solution can cover multiple frequency bands worldwide.
  • Real-life use case 1: using a single Virtual Antenna™ component to cover up to 3 radios. LTE + GNSS + BT with TRIO mXTEND™.
  • Real-life use case 2: covering all Wi-Fi standards and configurations with Virtual Antenna™. Wi-Fi 4 / 5 / 6 / 6E with ONE mXTEND™.
  • A step-by-step explanation of how to integrate Virtual Antenna™ into a final IoT product (spoiler alert: it´s easy!)

Register now and see how Virtual Antenna™ technology changes global IoT connectivity.