STMicroelectronics Joins ZETA Alliance To Promote Emerging Long-Range IoT Connectivity Standard

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  • Joining the Alliance as a Promoter member, ST expects ZETA technology to further accelerate the spread of IoT in all territories worldwide
  • The standard lets developers create high-value IoT-based solutions to challenges that face extreme cost constraints

STMicroelectronics has joined the ZETA Alliance, the industry body promoting ZETA Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology for low-cost long-range IoT connectivity. Joining the Alliance as a Promoter member, ST expects ZETA technology to further accelerate the spread of IoT in all territories worldwide. The standard lets developers create high-value IoT-based solutions to challenges that face extreme cost constraints.

Hakim Jaafar, STM32 Wireless Marketing Director, STMicroelectronics said, “ZETA has a strong value proposition and is taking its place among established LPWAN technologies, boosting choice and flexibility for solution developers and enabling the IoT to deliver even greater benefits to more end users. ST is actively engaged with the industry bodies for all leading LPWAN standards for IoT connectivity and offers a portfolio of solutions that help developers bring their innovations to market quickly and cost-effectively.”

Low-power, low-cost devices to rely on robust connections over extended distances

ZETA technology is quickly becoming established throughout China, Japan, and beyond. It brings together innovative wireless technologies that enable low-power, low-cost devices to rely on robust connections over extended distances. In addition to that, native support for mesh networking, that allows peer-to-peer communication among the network nodes, boosts network coverage and resilience.

Dr. Zhuoqun Li, CEO of Zifisense, a major contributor to the ZETA technology and a founding member of the ZETA Alliance, said, “We believe ST will greatly strengthen the ZETA developer ecosystem chain and promote further evolution and deployment of ZETA technology. We look forward to working with ST to create a broader LPWAN 2.0 global IoT eco-system.”

ST is working with ZiFiSense to port the technology to the highly integrated STM32WL wireless System-on-Chip (SoC) devices, which combine ultra-low-power microcontroller functionality with a wireless stage certified to international radio-equipment regulations on the same chip.