LITE-ON Technology Corp. announced that its wireless communication modules WSG300S, WSG303S, WSG304S, and WSG306S have been officially accredited with "Sigfox-Verified" certification and are ready for the booming market for Internet of Things (IoT). The newest LITE-ON modules integrate RF and microcontroller technology from STMicroelectronics (ST).
Sigfox enables sensors to function without the need for batteries, which can remove the need for maintenance. Today, multiple sources of energy in the physical world can enable energy-harvesting, including solar, wind and electromagnetic waves.
"In working on the project with STMicroelectronics, LITE-ON sees strong momentum for Sigfox applications. We are confident that our Sigfox-Verified™ modules are of the best quality," said Steven Wu, General Manager, Internet Communication Modules (ICM) Business Unit, LITE-ON.
The newly-launched Sigfox-Verified products encompass WSG300S, WSG303S, WSG304S, and WSG306S. The WSG300S module supports both RCZ2 (America, Mexico and Brazil) and RCZ4 (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Columbia and Argentina) while the WSG303S, WSG304S, and WSG306S are designed for RCZ1 (Europe, Oman, Iran and South Africa). The full product line is fully compliant with the regulations and manufactured in compact sizes with excellent quality.
All of the LITE-ON Sigfox-Verified modules integrate the S2-LP sub-1GHz RF transceiver that ensures outstanding module performance and energy efficiency, as well as either ST's STM32 microcontroller or BlueNRG-1 BLE System-on-Chip. Among them, the WSG304S integrates both the Sigfox and Bluetooth low energy technologies that combine to offer a dual-radio ultra-low-power programmable turnkey solution.
Leveraging on the programmable BlueNRG-1 SoC and S2-LP transceiver, the WSG304S module represents a highly efficient and cost-effective combo-radio solution for Cloud connectivity that enables customers to realize IoT applications in a variety of scenarios, including smart factory, smart agriculture, smart building, home security, and asset tracking.
"For many years, ST has invested in building a low-power RF portfolio for IoT connectivity. Both the S2-LP sub-1GHz transceiver and the BlueNRG BLE System-on-Chip perfectly match the growing market of Sigfox-connected objects," said Benedetto Vigna, President, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics.
"LITE-ON's proven experience in the module market is set to accelerate the adoption of ready-to-use Sigfox technology and Global Cloud connectivity for IoT applications," concluded Vigna.