Technical Quickstart

As a developer, an engineer, or a hobbyist, the Sigfox technology is one of the easiest types of connectivity to start with. The protocol is designed in such a way that only a few lines of codes are required to start sending Sigfox messages, and connect all your projects to the internet.

Learn how to start sending your first messages with Sigfox.

Development & evaluation kits

Send your first Sigfox messages in 5 minutes, completely by yourself.

The easiest way to discover the Sigfox technology is through a development or evaluation kit provided by one of our many partners. Very easy to use, these kits provide an out of the box Sigfox experience, enabling users to send their first Sigfox messages within minutes. 

Indeed, Sigfox connectivity is bundled with the hardware so you will be able to access our network completely automatically and get an account on our cloud platform, as soon as you receive your kit. 


Development kits available

Our ecosystem of partners has created more than 50 development kits to support a variety of customer needs. From a simple Arduino board to a very advanced multi-connectivity evaluation kit, you should be able to find what you need. When choosing your development kit, remember to select a product that is compatible with your Radio Configuration. 

Please be aware that these devices are not made for field testing, as they are not optimized for radio performance. For testing purposes, some of our device makers have developed dedicated products.

Here are 3 examples of development kits from our partners. A complete list can be found on the Partner Network.

Activate your development kit (devkit)

To ensure the best experience for our customers, we have set up an automated process for development kit registration on the Sigfox network that can be found here : https://backend.sigfox.com/activate

Sigfox Cloud

Sigfox Cloud allows device makers to see their devices and confgure how they want the data to be managed. 

The Sigfox Network Emulator

The Sigfox network emulator was designed to allow developers emulate the Sigfox network for testing purposes.
By emulating the Sigfox radio network and cloud main functionalities (callbacks), it facilitates the development of IoT applications, from the connected device itself to the application that processes the data transmitted by the device. 

Get started links

If you need any help or just want to join our community of technical people interested in Sigfox, you can join our Slack group here Sigfox Builders Slack 

Our community has also set up a repository of multiple projects made with these development kits, available on https://www.hackster.io/sigfox