Designing a Low cost NBIOT GPS tracking device – VALTRACK-NBIOT

This is an update post on the miniature GPS tracking device VALTRACK-NBIOT designed for NBIOT network operation. This device is based on VALTRACK-V2 GPS Tracker and very closely resembles it. The functionalities also remain same except that it operates on the LTE NBIOT network compared to the 2G based VALTRACK-V2. Size : The form factor remains …

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Super Tiny long life GPS tracker for PETS and Asset tracking – VALTRACK-V2-MF

In this post i am excited to share about the new super tiny form factor GPS tracking device we designed for pet tracking and hidden installation applications. The device is so small that it can easily fit in constrained places like inside laptops or expensive machinery and gadgets. We designed this application based on demands from people …

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Designing a NBIOT/LTE CAT-M1 GPS tracker for Google Cloud IOT Platform

In this post i want to share about the new LTE-CAT-M1 and NBIOT enabled GPS tracker we designed for the UK market. This device is based on the VALTRACK-V2B device and has everything similar except few changes. This device was designed based on a clients requirement who needed the GPS tracker to connect to Google Cloud IOT Platform by …

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Hardware design tips for building a successful hardware prototype – Part 1

In this post i will be listing down the lessons i learnt when i was building hardware products prototypes. I have divided them into multiple posts which i will be posting regularly.  1) Don’t buy prototype hardware from china, but from reliable sources like Mouser Electronics or Digikey I had explained in my earlier post about the …

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Designing a Low cost OBD II 3G/2G GPS Tracker – Part 1

We designed a OBD GPS tracker for a client in Australia. The requirements were very clear on what needs to be done and they wanted all the features present on the VALTRACK-V2. Basically, all my GPS trackers are the variants of the VALTRACK-V2 GPS tracker. Here are a few things i want to share about the design we did and the process we followed to get the prototypes working,