Semtech Announces Collaboration with Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics to Launch the MCU+SX126x Reference Design
New solution to provide highly competitive solutions for instrumentation, fire prevention and security, environmental monitoring, and other markets
Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a high-performance semiconductor, IoT systems and Cloud connectivity service provider, announced its collaboration with Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Fudan Microelectronics"), to launch the MCU+SX126x reference design to provide more cost-effective solutions for clients in the fields of instrumentation, fire prevention and security, environmental monitoring, and other applications.
The reference design is powered by Semtech’s LoRa ConnectTM SX126x series chips and Fudan Microelectronics’ MCU products from the FM33LE0 series, including hardware reference design and basic software reference code design.
Combining the long-range, low-power, and highly sensitive features of Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the application advantages of Fudan Microelectronics' MCUs in metering, industrial and other applications, the two parties provide a more affordable, more easily deployable, and more adaptable networking solution that clients can use to streamline their development efforts and shorten their development cycles.
As a leading enterprise in MCUs for smart energy meters in China, Fudan Microelectronics' MCU products have been widely used in smart meters, industrial control, motor drives, auto electronics, smart home appliances, health care, Internet of Things, new energy, and other application fields. The reference design for this cooperation makes use of an MCU from the FM33LE0 series, which has many available on-chip resources, supports up to 128k flash 16RAM, and integrates communication interfaces, including UART \ SPI \ I2C and LCD liquid crystal driver. Besides, its remarkable low-power performance, proven by a sleep mode power consumption of roughly 1uA, is an excellent fit for clients' requirements.
As the first set of reference designs co-developed by Semtech and Fudan Microelectronics, the FM33LE0 MCU + SX126x solution, has been tested successfully and will be released on 13th February 2023.
Liang Lei, technical marketing director of Fudan Microelectronics, stated: "Fudan Microelectronics' MCU enjoys a sound market share in instrumentation (smart water, gas and heat meters), fire prevention and security, and environmental monitoring. We believe that by integrating Semtech's LoRa chips with our MCUs, we will be able to better assist clients in resolving application pain points, including information reporting loss, insufficient signal coverage, and deviations between networking methods and actual field application effects. In the future, Fudan Microelectronics will further improve its solutions and adapt to more mainstream chip series on this basis."
"Semtech LoRa devices and Fudan Microelectronics' MCU products are highly compatible in industrial use cases, including instrumentation, fire prevention and security, and environmental monitoring," said Mike Wong, vice president of China sales at Semtech. "Fudan Microelectronics' MCU product series has passed the market test in terms of performance. Through the joint collaboration, Semtech and Fudan Microelectronics are able to provide a high cost-effective solution that boasts excellent performance and the ability to support flexible networking and easy deployment for clients in the target application fields."
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About Semtech’s LoRa® Platform
Semtech’s LoRa chip-to-Cloud platform is a globally adopted long range, low power solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, enabling the rapid development and deployment of long range, ultra-low power and cost efficient IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. Semtech’s LoRa technology provides the communication layer for the LoRaWAN® standard, which is maintained by the LoRa Alliance®, an open IoT alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) applications that has been used to deploy IoT networks in over 173 countries. Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, connects massive IoT end users to operators of LoRaWAN networks around the world. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT and creates a more sustainable and smarter planet, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.
About Fudan Microelectronics
Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group Co., Ltd. (“Fudan Microelectronics”, the stock code of the Sci-Tech Innovation Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange: 688385.SH; "Shanghai Fudan", the stock code of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange: 01385.HK) is a professional company engaged in the design, development, production (testing), and system solutions of VLSI in China. The company was founded in July 1998, listed in Hong Kong in 2000, and transferred to the Hong Kong Main Board in 2014. It is China's earliest and first listed joint-stock company specializing in integrated circuit design. In 2021, it was listed on the Sci-Tech Innovation Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, forming an "A+H" capital structure. Founded in 1998, Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group Co., Ltd. is a professional company engaged in the design, development, production (testing), and system solutions of VLSI in China. It is also China's first chip design company to pioneer the R&D, design, and application of MCU chips for smart energy meters. Fudan Microelectronics' MCUs have currently been widely used in smart meters, auto electronics, water, gas, and heat smart meters, industrial control, instrumentation, motor drive, sensor monitoring, home appliances, consumer electronics, health care, smart home, Internet of Things, new energy, and many other fields.
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