|[February 20, 2013]
Silicon Labs and SIGFOX Collaborate to Unleash the Potential of the Internet of Things
AUSTIN, Texas & TOULOUSE, France --(Business Wire)--
Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive,
mixed-signal ICs, and SIGFOX,
the first operator of a cellular network fully dedicated to
machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) communications,
today announced a first-of-a-kind collaboration for the rapidly emerging
The combination of Silicon Labs' EZRadioPRO®
wireless transceivers and SIGFOX's unique Ultra-Narrowband (UNB)
technology enables long-range wireless Internet connectivity solutions
for a wide array of devices such as smart meters, patient monitors,
security devices, street lights and environmental sensors. EZRadioPRO
transceivers offer industry-leading wireless performance, extended range
and ultra-low power consumption for wireless networking applications
operating in the sub-GHz band.
The SIGFOX Network provides a unique and cost-effective solution for IoT
and M2M services by employing a low-throughput RF communication
technology that operates over an unlicensed wireless spectrum. The
result is an extremely robust, power-efficient and scalable network that
can communicate with millions of battery-operated devices in coverage
areas of many square kilometers. Already deployed in tens of thousands
of connected objects, the SIGFOX wireless networking solution enables
Internet connectivity for devices that would have been otherwise
difficult or impractical to reach until now.
"The collaboration between Silicon Labs and SIGFOX provides a solid
wireless platform for M2M communication and cloud connectivity," said
Diwakar Vishakhadatta, vice president and general manager of Silicon
Labs' Embedded Systems business. "The integration of SIGFOX's
breakthrough UNB technology further strengthens Silicon Labs' position
as a leading supplier of mixed-signal solutions for smart energy,
connected home, and other monitoring and control applications for the
Internet of Things."
"SIGFOX is working closely with enabling technology providers to deliver
on the promise of the Internet of Things, and we are pleased to
collaborate with Silcon Labs on this groundbreaking IoT solution," said
Ludovic Le Moan, SIGFOX Chief Executive Officer. "The global rollout of
our unique network relies on the availability of world-class wireless
ICs. We selected EZRadioPRO due to its industry-leading RF performance,
low-power operation and unique ability to incorporate our UNB
About the SIGFOX Network
The SIGFOX network offers a green and out-of-the-box wireless
connectivity for the widest range of objects to send and receive low
throughput data packets. This cost-effective network already powers many
innovative, reliable and easy-to-use solutions in the IoT market. The
SIGFOX worldwide network is the first independent global M2M operator
and the only operated connectivity solution to specifically address the
IoT market needs. SIGFOX continues to advance the evolution of its
internationally compatible technology through leadership roles in the
IoT and ETSI (News - Alert) standards committee.
About EZRadioPRO Wireless Solutions
family features the industry's highest performance, lowest power
sub-GHz transceivers, transmitters and receivers designed to maximize
range and battery life for power-sensitive wireless systems. Offering
frequency coverage from 119 to 1050 MHz, the Si446x EZRadioPRO
transceivers offer industry-leading RF performance resulting in extended
wireless range and compliance with the industry's most stringent
narrowband regulatory standards. The EZRadioPRO transceivers'
exceptional power efficiency results in fewer battery replacements
and/or reduced battery size.
SIGFOX is the first and only operator of a cellular network fully
dedicated to low-throughput communication for connected objects.
Leveraging on its patented UNB technology SIGFOX brings a revolution to
the M2M and Internet of Things world by enabling large-scale connection
of objects. The network already connects tens of thousands of objects in
France and international cities.
For more information, please visit http://www.sigfox.com
and follow SIGFOX on Twitter (News - Alert) at�http://twitter.com/SIGFOX_Network.
About Silicon Labs
Silicon Labs is an industry leader in the innovation of
high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a
world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal
design, Silicon Labs' diverse portfolio of patented semiconductor
solutions offers customers significant advantages in performance, size
and power consumption. For more information about Silicon Labs, please
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