ON Semiconductor’s Sigfox portfolio provides an important enabler for the implementation and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) applications across an almost limitless number of market sectors, including smart energy. The portfolio includes transceivers, microcontrollers (MCUs), and system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. In addition, a range of hardware and software development tools are available to help speed and ease new designs for customers.
The AX-SFxx and AX-SFxx-API family of devices offer single chip solutions for a node on the Sigfox network in RCZ1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 regions. The demand for ultra-low power connectivity solutions for the small amounts of data transmitted by connected IoT devices cannot be addressed by established standards such as GPRS or LTE. This void is now filled by Sigfox, the ultra-low power cellular connectivity solution. With these easy-to-use solutions, add Sigfox connectivity for up-link and down-link to any existing system.
ON Semiconductor’s Sigfox development kits (DVK), DVK-SFxx-1-GEVK, allow designers to quickly develop Sigfox connected applications using the AX-SFxx SoC solutions. The kits come with a free two-year Sigfox subscription and are pre-programmed with the Sigfox stack and a comprehensive but easy to use serial protocol based on AT commands. An external application processor is needed to use this solution. Designers who want to develop a self-contained Sigfox application should use the AX-SFxx-API solution.