PREVIEW: Sigfox IO Evaluation Kit
This evaluation kit shows how easy it is to do applications and product design based on our SIGFOX-MOD1 module.
It features 8 digital input channels where you can connect any type of potential free contacts.
Buttons, switches, relais contacts, reed contacts and so on.
The inputs are continuously monitored and whenever one of them changes its value, a sigfox frame is assembled and transmitted containing the current state of all inputs.
SIGFOX-MOD1 with special FW included
supply voltage range 3.6V-5.5V ( optional up to 40V )
operation temperature range: -20 – +70°C ( extended temperature range -40 – +105 on demand )
RF power: max. +16dBm
Rx sensitivity: <= -124dBm
avg. Tx current: 12,2mA@3,3V ( 12 byte payload )
Dimension: xx mm x yy mm x zz mm
What's in the bag?
A simple button operation
Here a press button is connected from one input channel to GND. When it is pressed you see on the spectrum analyzer in the background, the transmisson of the sigfox frame. Hence 3 repetitions for each frame.
But why do we see 6 peaks showing up?
Because also releasing the button leads to a change in the input signal and also triggers a tranmission, which is queued. So in fact we see 2 sigfox frames being sent.
Other connection options
There are also other options for different connectors possible. Here are some examples: