The IoT modules enable wireless connectivity to sensors, devices and systems communicating at high data rates or over a long distance and run a fully compatible Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 stackbuilt on Semtech’s SX1280 chipsets.
Brussels, Belgium, 20 May 2021– Avnet Silica, an Avnet company (NASDAQ: AVT), today announced the availability of Miromico’s FMLR-8x-x-STLx LoRa® IoT modules that run a fully compatible Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 stack using Semtech’s2.4 GHz SX1280LoRa transceiver. The solution does not require any additional BLE 5.0 device.Target IoT applicationsinclude track and trace, building automation, construction monitoring, mining, farming, telemetry, remote data logging, and many others.
Built on Semtech’s LoRa 2.4GHz technology, Miromicoprovides a firmware platform that allows multiple wireless protocols running on the same microcontroller, i.e., LoRa and BLE 5.0. The combination of both technologiesin the same wireless module is a powerful new technology. It enables commissioning, configuration, local data monitoring, or firmwareupdate of IoT devices using smartphones, tablets, car navigation systems, or other iOS or Android-based devices. After the initialization process, it operates LoRa 2.4GHz long-range applications anywhere in the world. For such dual-protocol use-cases,standardIoT devices usually require integratingseparate, costly BLE chipsets to connect to the mobile phones. After the initial setup during deployment, these additional BLE chipsetsbecome redundant.
“FullBLE 5.0 support as a firmware option for our SX1280-based 2.4 GHz LoRa modules and products is a game-changer for developers implementing IoT technologies,” said Marcel Wappler, CTO of Miromico.”It enablesnew unique applications with very low additional costs compared to hardware-based BLE solutions.Our first goal was to provide the most important BLE peripheral role to our customers, and we are delighted that Avnet Silicais now stockingBLE-readySX1280 modules and devkits.”
“Miromico is a key partner for Avnet Silica, and now with the addition of BLE 5.0 support in the modules based on Semtech’s LoRa® 2.4 GHz technology, further unique market opportunities are available,”said Marco Giegerich, Director Business Development EMEA at Avnet Silica.
The FMLR-8x-x-STLxmodule-family is available with multiple options, includingextra onboard flash memory to enable Over-the-Air (OTA) updates and local data bufferingin times when cloud connectivity is temporarily unavailable. Using Miro Edge 2.4 GHz LoRagateways, the modules support Semtech’s meter-accuracy, active-radar-based ranging and localization technology for both indoor and outdoor environments.Furthersupported high-bitrate modulation schemes includethe very robust and bandwidth-efficient FLRC and (G)FSK.BLE allows bi-directional communication with smartphones, tablets, gadgets and more. Optional low-power high precision temperature compensated oscillators (TCXO) for both RTC and radio are also available. The module’s firmware, including the wireless stack, can be updated via SWD, UART Bootloader or optional Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) to support fast prototyping and development.
Miromico’s FMLR-8x-x-STLx LoRamodules, development kits and dual-band LoRa gatewaysare available now from Avnet Silica.
For more information, please visit:https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/silica/manufacturers/m/miromico/