In a few words

SIGFOX is providing a communication solution dedidacted to the Internet of Things

Dedicated to the IoT means:

It is a LPWA (Low-Power Wide-Area) network, currently operating in 20 countries in Europe, Americas and Asia/Pacific.

Communications over the SIGFOX network are bidirectionnal : uplink from device & downlink to the device.

How to get started ?

You need 3 things to get started with SIGFOX :

Frequencies

The SIGFOX network is relying on Ultra-Narrow Band(UNB) modulation, and operating in unlicensed sub-GHz frequency bands.
This protocol offer a great resistance to jamming & standard interferers, as well as a great capacity per receiving base stations SIGFOX complies with local regulations, adjusting central frequency, power output and duty cycles.

Region Frequency Regulation
Europe, Middle East 868MHz ETSI 300-220
North America 902MHz FCC part 15
South America, Australia, New Zealand 920MHz ANATEL 506, AS/NZS 4268

Sending a message

There is no signaling, nor negotiation between a device and a receiving station.
The device decices when to send its message, picking up a pseudo-random frequency.
It's up to the network to detect the incoming messages, as well as validating & deduplicating them.
The message is then available in the Sigfox cloud, and forwarded to any 3rd party cloud platform chosen by the user.<

Security

Every message is signed, with informations proper to the device (incl. a unique private key) and to the message itself.
This prevent spoofing, alteration or replay of genuine messages.
Encryption & scrambling of the data are supported, with the choice of the more appropriate solution up to the consumer.

Coverage

SIGFOX coverage, as of July 2016
You can check the precise coverage on sigfox.com, with a zoomable map.
Contact us for details & questions about current coverage, and stay tuned for future announcements !

Nationwide coverage

France

Ireland

Luxembourg

Portugal

Spain

The Netherlands

On-going rollout

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

French Polynesia

French West Indies

Germany

Italy

Malta

Mauritius

Mexico

New Zealand

Oman

Singapore

The United Kingdom

USA

Hardware solutions

SIGFOX makes its IP available at no cost to silicon and module vendors. This strategy has encouraged leading silicon and module vendors to integrate SIGFOX in their existing assets, giving solution enablers a wide choice of very competitively priced components.

SIGFOX enables bi-directional as well as mono-directional communications and can co-exist with other communication protocols, both short and long range.

High energy consumption has been a major obstacle with regards to unleashing the potential of the Internet of Things, which is why one of the key elements of the SIGFOX strategy is to continue to push the boundaries for energy consumption lower and low

The increasing number of M2M and Internet of Things solutions calls for better interoperability solutions, which can only come through standardization. As the first Internet of Things operator, SIGFOX has taken a lead in this process through the foundation of dedicated standardization groups within recognized standards bodies such as ETSI and others.

Check the SIGFOX Partner Network to check the full list of available solutions from our partners.

Transceivers

Descriptions provided by vendors

Silicon Labs

SI446x

Silicon Labs’ Si446x devices are high-performance, low-current transceivers covering the sub-GHz frequency bands from 119 to 1050MHz.

More informations here

Texas Instruments

CC1120

The CC120 device is a fully integrated single-chip radio transceiver designed for high performance at very low-power and low-voltage operation in cost-effective wireless systems.

More informations here

Texas Instruments

CC1125

The CC1125 device is a fully integrated single-chip radio transceiver designed for high performance at very low-power and low-voltage operation in cost-effective wireless systems.
All filters are integrated, thus removing the need for costly external SAW and IF filters.

More informations here

SoC

Descriptions provided by vendors

Atmel

ATA 8520

The ATA8520 incorporates a RF front end, a digital baseband and a microcontroller in a single chip.
Firmware stored in internal memory supports the chip’s operations, including handling of the SIGFOX protocol.
A serial peripheral interface provides for external control and configuration.
The single chip solution provides extremely low power consumption.

More informations here

Atmel

ATA 8520D

The ATA8520D incorporates an RF front end, a digital baseband and a microcontroller in a single chip.
Firmware stored in internal memory supports the chip’s operations, including handling of the SIGFOX protocol.
A serial peripheral interface provides for external control and configuration. The single chip solution provide extreme low power consumption (down to 5nA in off-mode).

More informations here

ON Semiconductor

AX-SIGFOX SoC

The AX-SIGFOX is a SoC solution adding SIGFOX functionality for up-link and down-link to any existing system at the cost of 20x13 mm2 PCB area.

The radio part of AX-SIGFOX makes use of the AX5043 lowest power radio.

Design and application notes are downloadable from the product web site.

Modules

Descriptions provided by vendors

Adeunis

Si 828 25mW

RF Module optimized for very long range/low consumption applications.

The implementation of UNB technology allows communication with the SIGFOX network.
This product is for the custom design only. It may not be sold as a single module.

More informations here

Atim

ARM Nano

The new family of ATIM radio Modules operates in the ISM bands (169Mhz, 433Mhz and 868Mhz) and on the 868Mhz for SIGFOX.

This RF module is optimized for long range.
The radio communication is half-duplex, bidirectional and allows to establish point to point and multipoints connections, and to the Internet with SIGFOX compatibility.

More informations here

Nemeus

MM002-xx-EU

With a same form-factor and a same control interface, the modules of the MM002-xx-EU family are interchangeable and allow communications on various radio technologies (local loop and long distance).
The MM002- EU-LS version includes SIGFOX technology for communications with this network.

Operating in the 868MHz unlicensed band, this module has a good interferers robustness and low power consumption.
It is the best solution for applications requiring long range, maximum battery lifetime and secure radio link.

More informations here

Radiocrafts

RC 1682-SIG

The RC1682-SIG module is a SIGFOX Ready compact surface-mounted product that measures only 12.7 x 25.4 x 3.3 mm.
The module contains a communication controller with embedded SIGFOX protocol software and is pre-certified for operation under European regulations. Custom variants can be offered with custom functionalities.
• High sensitivity (best class) and selectivity, high blocking properties
• Completely shielded module 12.7 x 25.4 x 3.3 mm for SMD mounting
• Pin compatible with other modules from Radiocrafts
• 2.8 – 3.8 V supply voltage with ultra low power modes

More informations here

TD Next

TD1204

The TD1204 is the best compromise between ease of integration and costs.
1st SIGFOX module with GNSS and 3-axis accelerometer sensors for geolocation and tracking applications.
The TD1204 interfaces with most GNSS and SIGFOX antennas.
• Efficient & Powerful
• Easily adaptable to each specific business
• Low consumption
• Easy integration into a device (41.91mm x 12.7mm x 3.81mm)
• Short range function
• Packaged for mass production

More informations here

TD Next

TD1205

This is a compact state-of-the-art geolocation device with integrated 868MHz and GNSS antennas for a ready-to-package application.
Just connect a battery to your TD1205... and you’re done!
• Efficient & Powerful
• Integrated 868 MHz and GNSS antennas
• Easily adaptable to each specific business
• Low consumption for a long battery life
• Easy integration into a device (48mm x 30mm x 10.5mm)
• Short range function
• Packaged for mass production

More informations here

TD Next

TD1207

The simple low-end time-to-market AT-command SIGFOX modem that brings the highest performance at the lowest price.

This module is the best way to step easily into the SIGFOX world!


• Efficient & Powerful
• Low consumption
• Easy integration into a device (25.4mm x 12.7mm x 3.80mm)
• Short range function

More informations here

TD Next

TD1208

Because each customer is unique and each business has its own special features...
TD next gives you the ability to embed your own application into the TD1208.
The TD1208 is the most integrated and lowest-power engine for most battery-operated SIGFOX devices.

• Efficient & Powerful
• Easily adaptable to each specific business
• Low consumption
• Easy integration into a device (25.4mm x 12.7mm x 3.80mm)
• Short range function
• Packaged for mass production

More informations here

Telit

Le51-868S

The LE51-868 S is a high performance certified short range to long range module designed to cover the 863-870 MHz band working with the Telit Proprietary protocol and acting as a SIGFOX gateway.

More informations here

EVK & Dev Kits

Descriptions provided by vendors

Adeunis

Demonstrator

The SIGFOX demonstrator is a ready to use system which provides connection to the SIGFOX network.
With 3 integrated sensors (GPS, accelerometer, temperature) this demonstrator allows to transmit and instantly view the radio frames on a dedicated web app

This demonstrator is particularly suitable for the validation of applications like sensor networks, environment, intelligent buildings, metering, security, or M2M.

AirThings

The AirBoard

The AirBoard is a wireless, modular and ultra low-power prototyping platform for the Internet of Things, designed to explore, hack and deploy your killer idea out in the field.

Forget about your sensors with the built-in battery and Power Management System.
The AirBoard is designed for ultra low-power applications, yet capable to drive long range wireless shields.
It offers an ultra-low power sleep mode with switchable radio for most efficient communication strategy.

More informations here

Arrow Europe

Smart Everything

SmartEverything is the core component developed to accelerate the “Internet of Things” eco- system.

It is an Arduino form factor IoT board, equipped with a multitude of factory bundled I/O ports and sensors and with the most energy-efficient wireless connectivity technology dedicated to all projects in the IoT and IoE fields.

the board features a simplified (Arduino IDE) but also a professional (Atmel Studio) programming environment, making the SmartEverything an ideal educational tool and, at the same time, the perfect tool to develop projects in technical and scientific labs.

More informations here

Atmel

ATA8520-EK1-E

The ATA8520-EK1-E stand-alone kit is ideal for evaluation of the Atmel ATA8520D SIGFOX compliant transceiver and operates in the European 868MHz ISM band.
The kit is "SIGFOX Compliant" and CE certified.

The evaluation kit comes with a fully preprogrammed ATA8520D device including SIGFOX ID & PAC code for registration in the SIGFOX backend and an antenna to be connected to the SMA connector.

More informations here

Atmel

ATA8520-EK2-E

The ATA8520-EK2-E is a SIGFOX extension board for the Xplained Mini/Arduino UNO development kits.
It can be used for evaluation of the Atmel ATA8520D SIGFOX compliant transceiver and operates in the European 868MHz ISM band.
The kit is “SIGFOX Ready™” and CE certified.
The SIGFOX extension kit comes with a fully preprogrammed ATA8520D device including SIGFOX ID and PAC code for registration at the SIGFOX backend.
The kit also provide an antenna to be connected to the SMA connector and contain the shield connectors to plug the extension kit to the Xplained Mini/Arduino UNO boards.
The Xplained Mini/Arduino UNO development boards are not included in the SIGFOX extension kit and have to be purchased individually. A tool pack with software, hardware documentation and user guide is available on the ATMEL web page.

More informations here

Atmel

ATA8520-EK3-E

The ATA8520-EK3-E is a SIGFOX extension board for the Xplained Pro development kit.

It can be used for evaluation of the Atmel ATA8520D SIGFOX compliant transceiver and operates in the European 868MHz ISM band.

The SIGFOX extension kit comes with a fully preprogrammed ATA8520D device including SIGFOX ID and PAC code for registration at the SIGFOX backend.

The kit also provide an antenna to be connected to the SMA connector and the connector to plug the extension kit to the Xplained Pro board.

More informations here

Connit

Live black USB

Device with USB output can be connected to the SIGFOX network thanks to Live Black USB.

It allows for a quick setup with multiple sensors.

It can be used as a backup channel in addition to other networks.

Connected to a computer like a Raspberry Pi, Live Black USB is made for rapid prototyping.

More informations here

Libelium

Waspmote

Waspmote is an open source wireless sensor platform based on a modular architecture.
The idea is to integrate only the modules needed in each device optimizing costs.
For this reason all the modules (radios, sensor boards, etc) plug in Waspmote through sockets.
It is specially focused on the implementation of low consumption modes which allows the sensor nodes ("motes") to be completely autonomous, that is battery powered.
Lifetime of Waspmote sensor nodes may go from 1 to 5 years depending on the duty cycle and the radio used.
Digital switches allow to turn on and off any of the sensor interfaces as well as the radio modules.
Two different sleep modes make Waspmote the lowest consumption sensor platform in the market (0.7uA).

More informations here

ON Semi Conductor

DVK-SFEU -1-GEVK

he Sigfox DVK (DVK-SFEU -1-GEVK) is a miniaturized development kit for the designer starting out with the AX-SIGFOX chip, a ultra-low power high performance SigfoxTm SoC for up-link and down-link.

The Sigfox DVK hardware consists of a USB debug adapter and an RF module and includes all software necessary to develop systems in shortest times.

The module has a tiny footprint of just 33 x 15 mm2, and is equipped with an SMA connector.

More informations here

Radiocrafts

RC 1682-SIG DK

The RC1682-SIGFOX-DK is the Demonstration Kit for the compact SIGFOX module.
It consists of two Demonstration Boards with antennas and a USB interface. It is supported by the RCTools PC software for easy configuration and test.
Each Demonstration Kit is delivered with Platinum level SIGFOX subscription, which allows up to 140 uplink messages, and up to 4 downlink messages per day, for 1 year after the activation date.
Roaming is also included so that the Radiocrafts Demonstration Kits can be used in every place in Europe where a SIGFOX network is available.

More informations here

SNOC

RPISIGFOX

The expansion board is for raspberry pi mainboard and allow to use the SIGFOX network.

It is developped and made in France by SNOC and includes the following accessories :

• a box designed for table & rail DIN
• an antenna

More informations here

Snootlab

Akene

Make prototypes with Sigfox IoT technology and Arduino language.

This new version of Akene offer a better acces to advanced features of the modem and a low power usage.
Many applications have been developed with Akeru like water or electricity meter readings, hives weighing systems, run count or warning pollution.
You have to figure your useful or funny use.

Gives you the possibility to use the IoT Sigfox technology as easy as sending data to a serial port with Arduino. Nothing complicated to configure.

More informations here

Snootlab

Akeru

Make prototypes with SIGFOX IoT technology and Arduino C language.

This new version of Akeru offers a better access to advanced features of the modem and a low power usage. Many applications have been developed with Akeru (weather station, bee hive monitoring, trackers, etc.).

Gives you the possibility to use the IoT SIGFOX technology as easy as sending data to a serial port or blinking a LED with Arduino.

More informations here

TD Next

TD1208 EVK

Evaluate the SIGFOX technology and our modules by sending simple AT commands!
Available for TD1207, TD1208, TD1508, TD1204, TD1205
Included: 1 EVB with a TD module, 1 antenna, 1 FDTI cable, 1 year subscription to the SIGFOX network, 1 year access to TD Next's developer backend

More informations here

TST

TSmart

TSmarT is a modular wireless communications platform designed to facilitate the development and implementation of M2M, monitoring and remote control applications in different markets.
The TSmarT family encompasses two programmable devices (TSmoTe & TSgaTe) and expansion modules for the different wireless technologies supported (ZigBee, Wi-Fi, GPRS, NFC/RFID, GPS).
These products address OEMs, engineering companies and system integrators seeking for a simple way to integrate wireless technologies into their products.

More informations here

Telit

LE51-868SEVK

The Evaluation Kit based on Telit modules provides a robust, future-proof and exible environment to streamline all application development based on Télit modules.
It include a full SIGFOX subscription.

More informations here

Texas Instruments

BoosterPack for Sigfox Applications from 902MHz to 928MHz

The CC1120-CC1190 BoosterPack module is designed to use with the MSP-EXP430F5529 and MSP-EXP430G2553 LauchPad development kits and as well as to work as a stand-alone module by using SmartRF Studio application software.
The module is also certified to use on Sigfox wireless networks in US with a valid license from Sigfox.
The module is equipped with an integrated PCB trace antenna which operates in the US 902~928MHz and European 869~870MHz ISM frequency bands.

More informations here

Texas Instruments

CC1125 BoosterPack for ETSI applications

The CC1125 BoosterPack module is designed to use with the MSP-EXP430F5529 and MSP-EXP430G2553 LauchPad development kits and as well as to work as a stand-alone module by using SmartRF Studio application software.
The BOOSTXL-CC1125 module is also certified to use on Sigfox wireless networks in EU region with a valid license from Sigfox.
The module is equipped with an integrated PCB trace antenna which operates in European 869~870MHz and the US 902~928MHz ISM frequency bands

More informations here

API & Callbacks

Once a device sends a message, there are 3 ways to fetch & use the data :

  • Web interface on http://backend.sigfox.com
  • REST API
  • Callback mechanism

REST API

To access the API, you need to set up your access first.
To do so, go to the Group section on http://backend.sigfox.com .
In the sidebar, click on API access & then click New in the top-right corner.
You should now see your credentials, and a link to the API documentation relevant to your access rights

Using the API you can :

  • Retrieve the list of devices associated to a device type
  • Retrieve the messages of a given device
  • Get metrics about a device's messages

Callbacks

You can subscribe to receive an HTTP callback for every message received & processed by the SIGFOX backend.
The following data will be sent to your application :

Data sent in the callback body
One callback is called per emitted message.
You can optionally subscribe to receive a callback each time a station receives your message. Deduplication will then occur on your side.

You can choose to receive the callback using a GET or POST HTTP request.
Variable Meaning Unit
device Device unique ID
time Timestamp of the message seconds
data The data payload you sent
rssi Received Signal Strength Intensity on the base station that received your message. dBm

To avoid side effects, you should send an HTTP 200 response as soon as the callback is received on your side.
If the SIGFOX backend receives an error status, it assumes that the message wasn't properly received, and send a retry shortly after. This will be seen as another message by your system.

An example of a quick implementation of a callback handler is available here.