Modules With Wirepas Mesh Protocol For Massive IoT
Würth Elektronik has entered into a partnership with the Finnish software developer Wirepas. The aim of the agreement is to offer a portfolio of radio modules that use the IoT network protocol Wirepas Mesh from 2021. This innovative technology can be used to create large IoT networks, for example of battery-powered sensors, in which each participant also functions as a router. The mesh is self-healing and scalable as required. As part of an “early bird offer”, Würth Elektronik customers can receive from today the proven Proteus III / Thyone I hardware with firmware from Wirepas.
The design principles of the software stack from Wirepas were geared from the beginning to the requirements of the industry with regards to reliability, scalability and longevity of devices in battery operation. As a provider of compact and energy-saving radio modules in the 2.4 GHz band, Würth Elektronik is the ideal partner for manufacturing, selling and supporting ready-to-use radio modules for Wirepas mesh networks.
"This will make us a one-stop shop for companies willing to develop IoT solutions for remote monitoring and remote control of devices based on the extremely flexible and scalable Wirepas technology," explains Luca Settembre, product manager for GNSS and Wirepas in the Wireless Connectivity & Sensors Division at Würth Elektronik eiSos. “There are a lot of interested parties and developers who are urgently waiting for Wirepas radio modules available in smaller numbers. We have decided to be very flexible and offer a solution before the official start."