SIGFOX

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Overview

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

How-Tos

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:
https://github.com/SNOC/rpisigfox.git
  • 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.