ON Semiconductor has achieved CE certification for its AX-SIP-SFEU SiP solution, meaning the device conforms to health, safety and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area.
The device offers ready-to-use Sigfox connectivity (uplink and downlink) for industrial IoT applications including building and home automation, plus sensor and asset tracking. Considerably simplifying the supply chain and enhancing overall device quality through integration, the SiP includes a Sigfox radio IC, discrete RF matching, all required passive components, and firmware into a single, miniature solution. The RF transceiver is Sigfox verified for the RC1 zone network.
Housed in a tiny 7mm x 9mm x 1mm conformally-coated package, the device uses just 10% of the space of a PCB module-based solution, enabling it to be deployed in space-constrained, remote IoT applications. The ultra-low power design has standby, sleep and deep sleep mode currents of just 0.55mA, 1.2mA and 180nA respectively enabling the device to be powered from the type of small battery that is often found in IoT applications.
Commenting on the release Ryan Cameron, vice president and general manager of Industrial and Off-line Power Division, ON Semiconductor said “The CE certification for the AX-SIP-SFEU is a significant step forward for long-range wireless applications. Since its release, it has been successful in allowing designers to deliver extremely small, low power Sigfox-equipped IoT solutions to the market. As it requires no external components and carries all relevant approvals and Sigfox verification, the SiP dramatically reduces design risk, speeds up time-to-market, and simplifies supply chains.”