LinkMaster is implementing support for Narrow Band IoT, and in this article, we'll cover what's new and how you can use LinkMaster with your Narrow Band IoT.
New Log Masks
Go to Control > Plan Setting (or use the Plan Setting icon in the navigation bar). This launches the Port Setting, where you will now open up the Log Masks selection wizard.
Find LTE (Qualcomm) in the list of Logmask Sets. Click on the plus icon to its left to expand its contents.
You'll see there are two new logmask settings: NB1 FW and NB1 SW. Again, you can expand both, and you'll see the new masks from Qualcomm.
How to View Your Data
Typically, you'd launch the windows displaying your data from the left-hand navigation panel under the View pane. However, narrow band IoT data is not accessible from this area. Instead, you'll need to switch over to the Parameter pane. You can find your data under LTE > NB-IoT.
Go to the MyView pane, and click New Custom Table.
You'll see a new custom table appear on your screen.
Now, return back to the Parameter pane, and expand the list of data you have under NB-IoT. You can click on any of the items, drag, and drop it onto your new custom table window.
You can drag multiple items onto your table.
You can use this drag-and-drop process with any type of graph or map. For example, let's say that you've returned to the View panel, where you can create a User-defined Time Graph.
You can then go back to the Parameter pane, go to LTE > NB-IoT, and drag and drop any of the items listed. This is what your time graph looks like after you drag and drop the RSRP onto the graph:
You can see how the three types of displays (tables, graphs, and maps) look when visualizing data (in the following screen, we're replaying data, though this is similar to what you'd see if you were collecting data live from a device):
If there are any layer 3 messages that you need to see, you can view them by clicking over to the View panel, and drilling down through Common > General > Signal Messages.