Radio Emissions of an IoT Device and How to Measure Them

31 March 2022

As a conclusion to the second design iteration of our RFID and SIGFOX powered owl weight tracker, Anisca Bird, we performed a series of electromagnetic emission measurements at a local test house. In this blog posts, we take you through the different steps of the process and discuss the obtained results.

Design Studio & Engineering Company Join Forces to Form SUPERPORT

22 January 2022

Octanis Instruments and Studio Porto are excited to announce their joint venture, SUPERPORT! The two companies have come together to create a one-of-a-kind design and engineering experience for their clients.

A Progress Update on Octanis Instruments' Barn Owl Monitoring Device

22 January 2022

Our monitoring device tracks the weight and identity of barn owls using load cells and RFID tags. The load cells measure the weight of the owl, and the RFID tag records the identity of the owl.

Why are all my chips out of stock right now?

3 May 2021

The invention of semiconductor chips is often regarded as the greatest invention of the 21st century. This claim indeed carries some weight as the structure of modern civilization stands on the foundation of electronics and communications technology.

Two years into the barn owl monitoring project: First Results

17 December 2020

In collaboration with the Swiss Ornithological Institute (Vogelwarte Sempach), Octanis Instruments has developed, built and deployed 40 "Smart Nestboxes" in western Switzerland.

First LoRaWAN Gateway In Lausanne Connects to the Internet Of Things

2 December 2015