Thursday, April 20, 2017

The new Arduino MKRFOX1200 - Sigfox IoT main components

Arduino.cc released a new Arduino board called MKRFOX1200.
The main components are Microchip SAMD21 (32bit ARM Cortex M0+) and IoT chip ATA8520 (Single-chip Sigfox @ 868 MHz - EU) on the PCB with 67 x 25mm dimension.
IoT network Sigfox in available on 30 countries. 

You also find USB, reset button, LED and u.fl connector for external antenna on the board.


The MKRFOX1200 powerful IoT development board offers a practical and cost effective solution for Makers looking to add Sigfox connectivity to their projects with minimal previous networking experience.  

The MKRFOX1200 shares several similarities with other MKR products, like the MKR1000 and MKRZero, including a compact form factor (67 x 25mm) and a Microchip SAM D21 32-bit Cortex-M0+ microcontroller at its core. The recently unveiled board also features an ATA8520 module for long-range, low-energy consumption, and is capable of running for over six months on two standard AA 1.5V batteries.

Designed for Makers ready to take their IoT projects into the real world, the MKRFOX1200 comes with a GSM antenna that can be attached to the board and a two-year subscription to the Sigfox network. This provides users with full access to Sigfox’s efficient messaging system (up to 140 messages per day), cloud platform, webhooks, APIs, as well as the new Spot’it geolocation service.
MKRFOX1200 can be used in a wide variety of settings, from agriculture (livestock management, smart irrigation and weather stations), to smart cities (dumpster monitoring, air quality networks, street lighting or parking lot tracking), to utility metering and other industrial applications.  The price is €35.00  .











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