Sigfox delivers the Sigfox Verified certification to acknowledge compliance to RF & protocol specifications of a Modular Design.
This intermediate label is provided to designs that are not intended to connect directly to the Sigfox network:
- Modules, which are ready-to-use components, to be soldered to a printed circuit board.
- Reference Designs, which are a collection of schematics and Bill of Material documents (including components values and tolerances, PCB layout, PCB stack-up) meant to define hardware/software design.
These two are grouped under the name Modular Designs, which are defined as a hardware/software designs which must:
- be integrated into a device to operate on the Sigfox network (except Development Solutions).
- fulfill Sigfox Verified modular design requirements (details available in Sigfox Certification Handbook).
This intermediate label applies also to Development Solutions that are NOT based on a Sigfox Verified modular design.
See the Sigfox Certification Process section to get an overview of the steps to follow.
Sigfox delivers this intermediate label to help accelerate the device development journey. This is done by:
- Acknowledging compliance of Modular Designs with the Sigfox Certification Specifications. It ascertains interoperability on the Sigfox Network for device makers who use these components and speeds up the device's RF design phase.
- Allowing candidate devices to inherit the Sigfox RF & Protocol conformity from the Sigfox Verified Modular Design. This speeds up the device's certification process, as only the Sigfox radiated performance tests are then needed at the end-device level.
- Allowing Sigfox Verified development solutions to connect to the Sigfox network for early testing and technology evaluation by the Sigfox ecosystem.
Summary of offers and fees
- Sigfox Verified certification for a new modular design _______________ 1500€
- Upgrade of a Sigfox Verified certification __________________________ 500€
- Upgrade of a Sigfox Verified certification (only change = Library upgrade) _ 0€
All prices exclude taxes. Certification fees are paid to Sigfox.
Testing costs not included, to be paid directly to the local test house.
Understanding the offer
For any new modular design you bring to the market, you will have to go through the Sigfox Verified certification process.
If your new modular design supports multiple RCs with the same hardware, there's only one certification to perform (but with one test report from your test house for every supported RC).
About the Upgrade offers
In addition to the main certification offer, two offers are available for upgrades:
- "Upgrade" offer, applies to a version of an existing Sigfox Verified modular design where major changes have been applied while keeping the same model name (reference) and same RC.
- "Library Upgrade" offer, applies to a version of an existing Sigfox Verified modular design where only the Sigfox Protocol Library version has been modified while keeping the same model name (reference) and same RC.
In all cases, a test report by RC from an accredited test house is required.