Compact Sigfox RF SiP targets low-power IoT

Compact Sigfox RF SiP targets low-power IoT

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By Rich Pell

The AX-SIP-SFEU provides, the company says, the most integrated Sigfox solution for both uplink (transmit) and downlink (receive) communications. The device is the first in a new family of SiPs, providing a range of ready-to-use, turnkey radio frequency (RF) solutions to support applications requiring Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.

The 7 mm x 9 mm x 1 mm SiP transceiver has almost one-third the footprint and is one-tenth the overall size of a module-based solution; this gives engineers much greater design freedom. Building on the AX-SFEU SoC family and with integration of all necessary functionality, the AX-SIP-SFEU comes with conformal shielding and pre-certified radio regulatory approvals; the ‘out of the box’ solution helps to simplify design.

Sigfox’s predictable and claimed lowest energy consumption ‘device-to-cloud’, is complemented by ON Semiconductor’s own ultra-low power design to give the new SiP standby, sleep and deep sleep mode currents of 0.5 mA, 1.3 µA) and 100 nA respectively.

The AX-SIP-SFEU connects to the customer product via a simple UART interface. AT commands are used to send frames and configure radio parameters, with an API variant available for designers wishing to write their own software. The new device is part of an ON Semiconductor ecosystem which also comprises a development kit and an integrated IDE for Software developers.

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