Unabiz targets “ultra-cheap” Sigfox trackers with Taiwan chip tieup


Sigfox-parent Unabiz is working with Holtek Semiconductor to combine Sigfox (“0G expertise”) into the Taiwan-based design agency’s “ultra-cheap” BC68F2150 chipset. Unabiz mentioned the initiative will convey “extra energy-efficient and cost-effective” Sigfox-based IoT options to the logistics and provide chain sectors. The pair mentioned they’re integrating the Sigfox library stack to cater to the IoT market’s concentrate on “ultra-cost-efficient asset administration”.

UnaBiz open-sourced its Sigfox machine library to the IoT neighborhood in April final 12 months (2023), with a view to make it less complicated and cheaper for builders to combine Sigfox into their IoT units. Holtek’s BC68F2150 is a sub-1GHz transmitter and Flash-based microcontroller unit (MCU) supporting OOK/FSK modulation at 315MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz, and 915MHz; it complies with ETSI/FCC security specs. 

It’s pitched for wi-fi management functions in distant controllers, automation techniques, and monitoring models.

Alex Lai, director of worldwide gross sales at Holtek, mentioned: “Our collaboration has already begun to bear fruit, with two proof-of-concepts making vital progress within the logistics and provide chain sectors in each Japan and Europe. This early success clearly signifies an unmet want available in the market that we’re keen to deal with. We sit up for aiding Unabiz’s prospects within the industrial rollout of their options within the close to future.”

Alexis Susset, chief expertise officer at Unabiz, mentioned: “We [will]… speed up the deployment of ultra-cost-efficient asset administration options. This joint effort highlights the relevance and scalability of Sigfox within the logistics and provide chain sector. Such integration expands the addressable market of Sigfox-based asset monitoring options permitting prospects to trace and hint not simply excessive worth belongings, however numerous decrease worth belongings too.”


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