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