- ST to include Sigfox networking software in its embedded software suite for broad range of products tailored to the needs of IoT application developers
- Faster development of LPWAN-based products and systems using STM32 microcontrollers, ultra-low power RF transceivers, secure elements, sensors, and power-management components
Geneva, Switzerland; Labége, France – February 26, 2018 -- STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Sigfox, a world leading IoT service provider, have announced a collaboration agreement to support and accelerate the growing demand for connected devices for a broad range of applications, including supply-chain management, building and equipment maintenance, water and gas metering, security, transportation, agriculture, mining and home automation. ST will include the Sigfox networking software in its development tools that enable developers to bring their LPWAN-based products and solutions to market faster.
To speed customer adoption of Sigfox as a standard low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) for securely connecting physical devices to the Cloud and the IoT, ST will now offer the Sigfox networking software as part of ST’s MCU software package, including STM32 tool compatibility. The collaboration agreement ensures tool compatibility for the industry-leading STM32 family of general-purpose microcontrollers, as well as with ST’s unique portfolio of technologies and products suitable for Sigfox technology. These include the S2-LP, a high performance and ultra-low-power sub-GHz radio transceiver, the highly secure, Sigfox-compatible STSAFE-A1SX secure element, a wide range of motion, environmental, and audio sensors, and power and power-management devices.
Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.
Today, the network is present in 43 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France’s “IoT Valley”. Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore and Tokyo.
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