LITE-ON Technology announced at 2018 MWC Shanghai that four of its wireless communication modules have been officially accredited with “Sigfox-Verified” certification and ready for the booming market for Internet of Things (IoT), focusing various scenarios in smart agriculture, smart building, home security, asset tracking and more.
The newest LITE-ON modules integrate RF and microcontroller technology from STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications.
The newly-launched Sigfox-verified products encompass WSG300S, WSG303S, WSG304S, and WSG306S.
“In working on the project with STMicroelectronics (ST), 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 of LITE-ON.
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, asset tracking and so on.
“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 SoC perfectly match the growing market of Sigfox-connected objects,” said Benedetto Vigna, President, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics.