Murata – Murata launches dual-protocol LoRa/ SIGFOX RF module

Murata has added a SIGFOX protocol stack to co-exist alongside the LoRaWANTM stack on its compact Type ABZ RF module. By providing both LoRaWAN and SIGFOX capabilities worldwide on a single hardware platform, Murata allows customers to decide which network technology serves their application best depending on location, service requirements and cost. Murata’s module, which has the part number CMWX1ZZABZ, can also bridge both networks, providing deployment flexibility by allowing dual-mode operation from a single firmware package.

Both LoRaWAN and SIGFOX networks offer similar Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) capabilities, targeting applications in smart meters, facility management, asset tracking and a range of other uses in the Internet of Things.