Jorjin Develops All New IoT Modules Compliant with Global Sigfox Protocols and Bi-Directional BLE
Jorjin launches global ‘monarch-compatible’ (RC1 – RC6) Sigfox modules, powered by STMicroelectronics BlueNRG-2 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip and S2-LP Sub-1GHz ultra-low-power RF transceiver.
The modules are suitable for remote monitoring and industrial asset tracking, geo-localization, smart metering and IoT products requiring seamless sensor-to-Cloud global connectivity.
October 23 , 2018】——Jorjin,
the leading module designer and supplier in Taiwan,
today announced the launch of next-generation, RC1-RC6 global ‘monarch-compatible’ Sigfox and BLE modules.
Since the launch of the first generation Sigfox certified
modules (WS2118-00 & WS2119-A0) in May, 2018, Jorjin has continued to
develop modules, now introducing the WS2116 series, a new module family
offering global ‘monarch-compatible’ Sigfox compliance and BLE,
for dual-radio functionality. The WS2116 series of modules targets at LPWAN
(Low-power Wide Area Network) applications and auto-switches across different
regional frequency bands. The new module solution is applicable and beneficial
for moving IoT devices such as asset tracking in logistics and deployments of
fleet of IoT devices at globe scale, for environment monitoring, data analysis,
and other electronic applications.
new module portfolio is powered by the highly-efficient dual-radio solution
from ST based on S2-LP ultra-low-power long-range LPWAN transceiver and the BlueNRG-2
Bluetooth low energy SoC (system-on-chip). The chipset combination offers
optimal RF performances, sleep mode, longer battery lifetime, generous flash
memory up to 256KB and 24KB of ultra-low-leakage SRAM and a featured set of I/O
peripherals. The BlueNRG-2 device, powered by a highly-efficient Arm® Cortex®-M0 processor, also supports Bluetooth SIG-certified Mesh capability,
offering a wider flexibility and extended communication range.
Bluetooth low energy connectivity enables Jorjin’s new modules to outperform multiple significant functions in the IoT infrastructure. For example, the firmware could be updated through FOTA (Firmware-Over-the-Air) channel using a smartphone or tablet to perform the upgrade procedure, enhancing Sigfox LPWAN connectivity.
Engineered specifically for IoT applications, the dual-radio Sigfox and
BLE modules can remotely and seamlessly send notification messages to the global
cloud, as no additional local gateway is required. It allows for local
configuration or monitoring of the device through a smartphone App.
developers, the WS211X series from Jorjin adopts Arduino programming interface
to shorten the development time, and allow connects to MEMS, environmental, or
optical sensors from ST. The SDK is now available for WS211X series and ST
sensors. Jorjin also offers AT commands for clients to test the functionality
of Sigfox and BLE.
The new modules from Jorjin target the smart meters, asset trackers and
sensors. To demonstrate its efforts, Jorjin will attend Sigfox Connect during
Oct 24 – 25 in Berlin, Germany to showcase global ‘monarch-compatible’ Sigfox
and BLE modules, applicable in meters and sensors. Jorjin is dedicated in
delivering high-quality, highly customizable services for ODM/OEM client. To
further penetrate the IoT ecosystem, Jorjin has formed partnerships with
solution leaders across software, hardware and cloud domains.
“Sigfox has been
widely adopted across the globe in IoT deployments. Customers will no longer be
bounded by locations for data analysis. In fact, the multi-purpose low power
modules will be the future to initiate various vertical applications. Jorjin
will then continue to develop LPWAN modules and that’s why we co-developed
Sigfox and BLE modules with STMicroelectronics and Sigfox to expand more
applications”, said Tom Liang, Chairman
and CEO of Jorjin.
“ST’s product offering enables a new era in remote monitoring
and industrial asset management. We have recently introduced the market’s first
Sigfox Monarch reference design based on the S2-LP ultra-low-power long-range
sub-1 GHz RF transceiver and BlueNRG-2 Bluetooth low energy SoC, along with our
proven dual-radio Software Development Kit. The early adoption by Jorjin’s new
module portfolio highlights the readiness of ST’s reference solution for the
Sigfox Monarch technology,” said Marco
Veneri, Low-Power RF Marketing Manager, STMicroelectronics. “The Jorjin
module portfolio will greatly simplify the adoption of the Sigfox Global
networking and BLE connectivity to easily create a universe of smarter
“This competitive and optimized module developed by Jorjin, which combined the Sigfox Monarch unique feature with a short range Bluetooth connectivity, is going to accelerate the adoption of the Sigfox technology and its amazing value proposition of a seamless global network. The demand of the ODM and the OEM for global products and global mobility in markets like Metering, Logistic and Supply chain, requires Jorjin´s high-quality and highly customizable services.” said Raouti Chehih, Chief Adoption Officer at Sigfox.
1. Jorjin’s WS2116 series of modules with global
‘monarch-compatible’ Sigfox and BLE dual-functionality is currently in EVT
stage, and the mass production is anticipated in Q1, 2019. The module is
compliant with RC1 – RC6, with newly added bands in Korea and India.
2. WS2118-00 supports RC1 and RC3 (Europe, Middle
East, South Africa and Japan), and WS2119-A0 supports RC2 and RC4 (Australia,
New Zealand, Asia and America). Both have been certified by Sigfox and leading
nations and already in mass production stage.
Founded in 1997, Jorjin Technologies is a provider of modular
processing, sensing and wireless connectivity solutions which enable our
customers to bring innovate products to market in the shortest possible time
and at competitive cost. Our customers are in a wide range of markets including
wearable consumer electronics, automotive infotainment, cloud connected devices
and industrial mobile computing.
For further information, please contact:
Jorjin Technologies Inc.
Tel：+886-2-26490055 ext. 232