USI Launches World’s First Azure Sphere Combo Module for IoT Applications


The Azure Sphere Combo Module leverages on proven experience of Microsoft in security software along with built-in security engine that offer high level of network security

Universal Scientific Industrial Co Ltd (USI), a leading global firm in electronic design and manufacturing, announced that it has collaborate with Microsoft to launch the world’s first Azure Sphere wireless and Bluetooth combo module that is designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

The Azure Sphere Combo Module enables IoT developers to address the security challenges at design stage only. It also offers a ready solution for organisations which are concerned about network security.

This latest module solution is incorporated with an embedded secure operating system (OS) and integrates Microsoft’s Azure Sphere Certified MCU, 802.11 b/g/n and dual-mode Bluetooth 5.0.

A complete solution

The new module banks upon the proven experience of Microsoft in security software along with built-in security engine that offer higher level of network security as compared to those presently available in the market.

The combination of USI’s expertise in module and system development and Microsoft’s security software allow USI to provide customers a complete Microsoft-certified software module solution.

In order to support customers, the company offers complete design solutions such as antenna design, system certification and verification that will enable solution providers to speedily integrate module into the systems to accelerate launches of products.

Address security challenges

Commenting on the development, John Fang, GM – Wireless and System Solutions BU II, USI, said, “It has always been our goal to provide customers with wireless module solutions that address security challenges adequately and allow the shortest design cycle possible.”

“Through our partnership with Microsoft, the Azure Sphere Combo Module perfectly combines Microsoft’s expertise in cloud, software and device technologies, and enables USI to help IoT customers worldwide realise the vision of chip-to-cloud connected security,” he added.

In view of the rising needs of IoT and applications market, the high-performance, flexible and secure Azure Sphere Combo Module is ideal to support devices that are designed for smart home appliances, smart energy, home security and safety, smart manufacturing, cloud computing and M2M services.


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