Wireless & Networking

Sigfox Monarch Module Passing Sigfox Verified Certification

As fully programmable devices, Jorjin’s new Sigfox modules exploit the ultra-low power Arm® Cortex®-M0 technology embedded in ST’s BLE SoC with 256KB flash memory to act as independent IoT connectivity nodes. The combination of BLE with Sigfox’s 0G network provides new functions to IoT systems, such as firmware updates over-the-air, which was not possible with conventional ‘Sigfox-only’ modules.

Jorjin’s Sigfox series modules are currently available in 3 versions: the WS2118-00 has been certified for Sigfox regions RCZ1 (Europe, Middle East, South Africa) and RCZ3 (Japan), while the WS2119-A0 has been certified for regions RCZ2 (USA, Mexico, Brazil) and RCZ4 (Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Argentina). The latest version is the Verified certification WS2116-00 for all Sigfox regions listed above plus RC5(Korea) and RC6(India) included. WS2116 will enter mass production in Sept. 2019 with CE/FCC/Telec certifications.

The WS2118-00 module is a cost-effective, high performance, ultra-low power, sub-1GHz and Bluetooth® low energy RF device. Very low active RF and MCU current and low-power mode current consumption provide excellent battery lifetime and allow for operation on small coin cell batteries and in energy-harvesting applications. The radio frequency supports SIGFOX RCZ1 and RCZ3.

  • STM BlueNRG-1, S2-LP, sub-1GHz PA, 16MHz, 50MHz & 32.768KHz crystals, DC2DC, and U.FL connector on a single module
  • Stamp-hole 38pins package
  • High performance, ultra-low power Cortex-M0 32-bit Microcontroller
  • Programmable 160 KB Flash
  • 24 KB RAM with retention (two 12 KB banks)
  • Up to +8dBm BLE RF output power, up to +16 dBm sub-1GHz RF output power
  • Excellent performance of receiver sensitivity. Up to -88dBm (BLE) and -130dBm (Sub-1GHz)
  • Low Power and Wide Supply Voltage Range: 2.0 to 3.6V
  • Internal DC-DC converter built-in
  • STSAFE-A1SX for SIGFOX secure element(Option: order number WS2118-G0)

WS2118-00 Datasheet WS2118-00 Product Brief