If you need to develop IoT solutions which need connectivity over long ranges but require low data rates to communicate, French M2M specialist éolane has unveiled a new reference design module which makes it easy to develop wireless sensing applications utilising low-bandwidth and cost-effective SIGFOX networks.
The new SIGFOX reference design simplifies prototyping and development of sensor-to-cloud applications for the IoT. The design is based on Silicon Labs’ EZR32 wireless MCU, which combines a high-performance sub-GHz transceiver and an energy-friendly ARM Cortex-M3 MCU.
Key features of the reference design include exceptional wireless performance with -128 dBm sensitivity (154 dbm link budget) and bi-directional communication (100 bps uplink and 600 bps downlink).
éolane also supplies a SIGFOX development kit to complement the SIGFOX reference design. The kit combines various sensors (including GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes, temperature sensors, hygrometry/humidity sensors and magnetic sensors), popular MCU interfaces (such as UART, USB and I2C) and an open-source, Eclipse-based software development environment that enables easy access and monitoring of the sensors embedded in the kit.
“The combination of éolane’s development kit and SIGFOX reference design module simplifies the prototyping and development of wireless sensing applications for the IoT”, the firm says.
“We are excited to collaborate with éolane by providing EZR32 wireless MCUs enabling sub-GHz connectivity for their new SIGFOX reference design module,” said Patrizio Piasentin, South Europe Manager for Silicon Labs. “éolane’s low-power, small-footprint wireless modules will reduce cost and time to market and ease SIGFOX qualification for customers developing IoT projects connected to long-range SIGFOX network.”
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