SIGFOX is a rapidly expanding Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology which is ideal for use in many IoT applications. A number of HATs and peripherals are available which can be used to bring SIGFOX connectivity to the UP Board. Most of these devices use a simple UART connection and will typically work out-of-the-box with the UP board. A list of those that have been verified with UP can be found below.
Further information on SIGFOX technology can be found at http://www.sigfox.com
Verified on UP
Using SNOC RPISIGFOX Shield on UP
Please note that you must have an account on https://backend.sigfox.com and you will need to register your RPISIGFOX device using the ID and PAC provided.
- With the UP board powered off, plug the HAT on the 40-pin I/O header, making sure that the HAT connector is aligned to pin 1 on the 40-pin I/O header.
- Download and rpisigfox Python library as follows:
- Send a message, up to 12 bytes long in hex format, to the SIGFOX back-end server:
cd rpisigfox python sendsigfox.py 001122334455668899AABBCC
- Check that your message was received by logging on to https://backend.sigfox.com, where you can retrieve the messages and other information from your device.