Connectivity

Connectivity is what enables the “I” in the Internet-of-Things (IoT). From wired connectivity solutions, prevalent in industrial settings, to wireless solutions, popular in consumer segment, there are several options from which system architects may choose. Attributes such as data rate, range, throughput, supported topologies, security, and energy efficiency all need to be taken into account while choosing the right connectivity solution.

ON semiconductor offers a wide range of ultra-low power, robust, best-in-class Rx sensitivity transceivers, and System-on-Chip (SoC) and System-in-Package (SiP) solutions to cater to various IoT applications. Our solutions span short range wireless technologies including Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Thread, and longer range technologies including world-wide Sigfox, Low Power Wide Area (LPWA), and proprietary radios. With best-in-class energy efficiency, solutions from ON Semiconductor enable the creation of long battery life IoT devices. Fully certified stacks (ETSI, FCC, etc.) and development tools significantly reduce time-to-market in deploying IoT solutions.

Bluetooth®

With its inherent power efficiency and availability in smartphones, Bluetooth® low energy technology is the premiere short-range wireless protocol for IoT.

Zigbee

Zigbee is a popular low power, low data rate mesh networking protocol for home and building automation, industrial control, security, smart metering, etc. Zigbee is built on top of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard that defines the PHY and MAC layers.

SigfoxTM

Sigfox, a Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) protocol, enables the simplest and lowest cost connectivity option for IoT devices. Sigfox devices do not require any pairing operations and are ready to use right out of the box.

Proprietary RF

Proprietary RF allows system designers to customize the protocol to support their application needs. The designers can minimize on-air time to lower the power consumption to the bare minimum.

Wired

Wired connectivity solutions are inherently secure and reliable. They are popular in building automation, smart meters, smart energy control, smart lighting, industrial, security, and other Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications.