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Wireless connectivity

Whatever the nature or purpose of a network, there’s a wireless connectivity technology – most often a standard – that is optimized to fit the specific range, energy per bit and bandwidth requirements. With the growing importance of wireless sensor networks and even more broadly the Internet of Things concept, there’s virtually no electronic system that does not require wireless connectivity.
ST’s portfolio includes a variety of RF transceivers, network processors ICs and fully certified modules for key wireless connectivity technologies including sub-1GHz long-range networks including 6LowPan, Wireless M-Bus (wM-Bus), Sigfox and LoRaWAN, Bluetooth-Smart®, LTE Cat 1 and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT).

60 GHz contactless

Unlicensed 60 GHz RF millimeter-wave V band opens new opportunities for short-range contactless connectivity in terms of very low-power but relatively high multi-Gigabit data rates, contactless point-to-point, and ultra-low latency connections for ca
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802.15.4 OpenThread

IEEE 802.15.4 is a technical standard – maintained by the IEEE 802.15 working group – that defines the physical layer and media access control (MAC) specifications for low-rate wireless personal area networks (LR-WPANs). It thus provides a generic st
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Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth wireless connectivity technology is based on the IEEE 802.15 standard managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) that is in charge of defining and updating Bluetooth specifications, manages qualification programs and protects the
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Localization of assets, goods or vehicles as well as people or animals based on a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) is enabling a large variety of services including fleet management, goods tracking, road tolling, anti-theft, people and pet l
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ISM radio SubGHz

The portion of the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) unlicensed frequency bands below 1 GHz is widely used to implement wireless communication networks in industrial process control, home and building automation and automatic meter reading app
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KNX connectivity technology complies with the requirements of the following standards:
  • ISO/IEC 14543-3 international
  • CENELEC EN 50090 and EN 13321 Europe
  • GB/T 20965 China
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LoRa® is a wireless communication technology developed to create the low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) required for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
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LTE: Cat M1 and NBIoT

Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT or LTE Cat NB1) is a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) radio technology standard developed to enable a wide range of devices and services to be connected using cellular telecommunication bands. It is one of a range of Mobile
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Near-field communication (NFC) is a technology used to provide short-range wireless connectivity to carry two-way interactions between electronic devices. It is a flavor of RFID (radio-frequency identification), but it additionally has a specific set
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Sigfox wireless connectivity employs a proprietary technology which uses the 868 MHz (Europe) and 902 MHz (US) frequencies in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) radio band. It utilizes ultra-narrowband modulation to enable low-power wide-ar
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The Wireless M-Bus – or Wireless Meter Bus – is an open standard developed for very power efficient smart metering and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) applications and it is quickly spreading in Europe for electricity, gas, water and heat mete
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Zigbee® is an IEEE 802.15.4-based wireless protocol designed by the Zigbee Alliance. Zigbee is a reliable, low-power and interoperable protocol that shows high immunity in noisy RF environments. The Zigbee PRO certification ensures smart object inter
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