The new solution helps the creation of region-independent smart objects, which connect automatically to the local Sigfox network anywhere in the world, allowing global mobility, geolocation, and asset tracking without GPS or GNSS positioning devices.
The new solution will include a complete Software Development Kit (SDK) for Sigfox Monarch networking, as well as development kits, reference designs, and tools to accelerate development.
The fully certified Sigfox Monarch solution is based on ST’s S2-LP ultra-low-power, long-range, sub-1GHz radio, which is automatically tuned on the local regional Sigfox frequency band, across all relevant worldwide zones (RC1 to RC6).
The SDK runs on the STM32 MCU family, giving developers the choice of low-power and higher-performance product families. ST’s S2-LP radio is also available for the STM32 Open Development Environment (ODE) with X-NUCLEO-S2868A1/-S2915A1 (Q4’18) expansion boards and X-CUBE-SFXS2LP1 Sigfox Ready software expansion pack.
The SDK also supports a dual-radio reference solution powered by the S2-LP and BlueNRG-2 Bluetooth low energy SoC.