PROTOFOX

This development kit enables solution prototyping for IoT devices communicating on the Sigfox network.

This kit has 2 core parts, a Wisol based Sigfox module and a microcontroller to drive and control the messaging functions. The kit is  supported  by peripheral pins that can be used to sample and acquire data. The kit is powered and driven by a USB cable connected to a PC. The microcontroller is an Atmel ATMEGA32U4-AU. Given this, the firmware programming can be done using the popular Arduino IDE based on the Leonardo design. The kit includes an SMA antenna that is matched to the Wisol module.

This kit supports all RC zones. However, hardware purchased for a particular zone is limited to that specific zone only.

ATMEGA32U4-AU is a USB slave device that enables firmware programming without the need of an additional component for interfacing to the PC. Thus reducing component count and costs.

A jumper is provided on board to measure current consumption, enabling design of low power devices.

The kit layout is compatible with Arduino shields, giving freedom to the developer to use sensor shields as per their requirements. 

This kit also has ESD protection as recommended by Wisol.

To summarize, this kit is a useful piece of hardware for anyone who wishes to prototype and experiment solutions, eventually enabling the user to develop a final solution for a device to meet industry or community needs.

This kit is also listed on the Sigfox partner website products.

 

Features

Worldwide zone coverage

  • RCZ1 - Europe, Oman, Iran, South Africa, Tunisia, UAE
  • RCZ2 - USA/Mexico/Brazil
  • RCZ3 - Japan
  • RCZ4 - Australia/New Zealand/South East Asia/Rest of South America

Usable with Arduino IDE for Leonardo boards

Technical support available

Micro USB port compatible with commonly used USB cables

SPI interface for both the microcontroller and Wisol available.

12 IO ports available from the microcontroller including 4 ADC inputs

4 IO ports available from the Wisol module including 2 ADC inputs

5V and 3V power available

On-board LEDs to indicate device activities. Option to disconnect LEDs using jumper.

On-board jumper to measure current consumption

 

Product Specs