Ignion joins Nordic Partnership program boosting Nordic’s cellular IoT ecosystem

24 Mar 2022 News
Nordic Thingy 91 with Ignion Virtual Antenna

Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, March 24, 2022 – Ignion has joined the Nordic Partner Program as a design and solution partner. The aim of this joint action is to provide Ignion’s and Nordic’s customers with help bringing wireless products to market faster.

Ignion antenna partnership with Nordic ensures reliability and reduces the risk of any RF design, providing high performance in a small design with optimized power consumption in the RF chain, while enabling a long battery lifetime of IoT devices. Cellular IoT antennas have never been this easy due to this next generation of Ignion’s SMD antennas with unpreceded flexibility and level of integration.

Design and Solution Partner Ignion’s ‘Virtual Antenna®’ technology is already deployed in more than 30 million devices worldwide including the Nordic Thingy:91 cellular IoT prototyping platform. The small multi-band multiprotocol SMD antenna provides customers developing with the Nordic Thingy:91 or nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP) the ability to bring their cellular IoT designs to market faster with robust long-range, extended battery life, and in a compact size, even if they have no previous RF or antenna design expertise.

To get a head start, developers take advantage of Ignion’s free Antenna Intelligence Cloud service. Within 24 hours, users receive an antenna design customized for their device along with a simulation report including antenna efficiency graphs, easy tuning guidance, and design recommendations for optimal RF performance. The use of Virtual Antenna® technology shortens the development process and Ignion guides the users through the antenna system design, integration, and testing phase, avoiding design mistakes delaying product certification and time-to-market.

“Designing IoT products with cellular connectivity used to be challenging, but by leveraging Virtual Antenna technology from the start developers ensure reliable high RF performance,” says Johan Pedersen, Senior Director of Business Development, Ignion. “The partnership between Ignion and Nordic lowers the barrier to robust RF by providing powerful and easy to use development tools allowing customers to get their IoT design right on day one without being RF experts.”

About Ignion

At Ignion we are reshaping the world’s IoT connectivity. A global antenna innovator with proven manufacturing capabilities to scale and create the new generation of multiband, multipurpose, and ready-to-use, chip antennas. Ignion´s mission is to accelerate IoT and empower the ecosystem with off-the-shelf antenna solutions. https://ignion.io/

About Nordic Semiconductor

Nordic Semiconductor is a Norwegian fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless communication technology that powers the Internet of Things (IoT). Nordic was established in 1983 and has more than 1000 employees across the globe. Our award-winning Bluetooth Low Energy solutions pioneered ultra-low-power wireless, making us the global market leader. Our technology range was later supplemented by ANT+, Thread, and Zigbee, and in 2018 we launched our low power, compact LTE-M/NB-IoT cellular IoT solutions to extend the penetration of the IoT. The Nordic portfolio was further complemented by Wi-Fi technology in 2021.

Ignion and Murata partner to enable the best cloud IoT design experience

17 Mar 2022 News

Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, March 17, 2022 – Ignion and Murata partner to offer the IoT makers the best experience by using the right electronics components in the IoT design journey.

Murata has contributed to the evolution of electronics in the past 20 years and now they join the latest antenna revolution by being a product partner of Ignion’s revolutionary Antenna Intelligence Cloud. The new online service offers the designer an antenna cloud computing and artificial intelligence service by enabling IoT developers to integrate Virtual Antenna® correctly and quickly into their own products. To ensure optimal results, Ignion’s Antenna Intelligence Cloud uses high Q and tight tolerance components by Murata which enable a more reliable and predictable antenna integration process and optimal RF performance of any IoT device, whilst reducing development cost and time to market.

Based on years of experience and thousands of designs executed, the Antenna Intelligence Cloud core uses machine learning, and the resulting simulated performance is very close to what can be achieved with a real-world end-device.

“This Murata partnership allows us to provide an accurate and predictable Virtual Antenna® design that IoT makers can easily replicate and implement in their hardware designs, eliminating delays in the design phase” said Jaap Groot, CEO at Ignion.

“We are excited to see our technology contribute to the antenna revolution that Ignion is driving,” said Takayuki Kaneko, Strategic Marketing, Product Marketing Unit of Murata. “This partnership proves that we can provide the IoT industry with the tools needed to enhance the development and manufacture of the necessary devices, enabling them to create much closer approximations to early-stage simulations.”

With the fast and radical changes in how RF systems are designed, the Antenna Intelligence Cloud is uniquely positioned to become the new platform that fuels innovation and versatility of any IoT end product. The Antenna Intelligence Cloud uses state-of-the-art simulation with machine learning and removes the need to initiate the development on physical hardware. Especially as every design is unique, and since there are continuous new needs due to 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, LoRaWAN, or UWB, and often devices that contain multiple radios, there is an existing need for accurate and reliable design support for the IoT ecosystem.

About Ignion

Founded in Barcelona, Spain, as an independent antenna product business in 2015, the Virtual Antenna® technology is already embedded in more than 30 million IoT devices worldwide. Ignion combines a leading R&D and engineering team with proven design capabilities and scale, to bring to market a new generation of antenna products that meet the wireless connectivity needs of design engineers. Ignion has corporate offices in Spain, USA, and China as well as several strategic partnerships with the leading module makers and transceiver OEM’s.

https://ignion.io/

Press Contact at Ignion:

Raquel Arribas: raquel.arribas@ignion.io

About Murata

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading-edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. https://www.murata.com/

Press Contact at Murata:

Aya Tonooka: atonooka@murata.com

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Ignion stands in solidarity with Ukraine

01 Mar 2022 News

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” Norman Schwarzkopf

Ignion joins the global community in speaking with one voice and a clear message: This war against #Ukraine must end. All governments should unite, take a unified stance to repel this attack against the violation of international law and the values of humanity. We urge Russia to stop its war. As so many, we feel shocked in the face of this blatant violation of international law and values of humanity as we are watching with dismay the further escalation of events and we must remain united and strong, to support each other and our universal values.
We have the highest respect for all who confront aggression. We have the highest respect for the many people demonstrating against this war worldwide, some even under personal danger. Our thoughts and our solidarity are with the innocent people of Ukraine.

#stopthewar #prayforukraine #standunited #stadforhumanityvalues

Ignion chooses AWS to transform the IoT design process

01 Mar 2022 News

Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, March 01, 2022 – Ignion, a Barcelona based IoT antenna leading innovator, announced today the launch of the Antenna Intelligence Cloud bringing the power of a cloud computing and artificial intelligence to the antenna domain. Based on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services and the power and flexibility of its patented Virtual Antenna™ technology, the new Antenna Intelligence Cloud based service is capable of reducing antenna design from days or weeks to minutes.

Ignion and AWS will continue collaborating with the aim to offer tools which speed up global development of IoT projects.

Ignion has developed the design and simulation platform on AWS to enable IoT developers to integrate Virtual Antenna™ technology correctly and quickly into their own products, thus providing a more reliable and predictable antenna integration process into any IoT device and reducing development cost and time to go-to-market. Based on years of experience and thousands of designs executed the Antenna Intelligence Cloud core uses  machine learning, and the resulting simulated performance is very close to what can be achieved with a real world end device.

With the fast and radical changes in how RF systems are designed, the Antenna Intelligence Cloud is uniquely positioned to become the new platform that fuels innovation and versatility of any IoT end product. The Antenna Intelligence Cloud uses state of the art simulation with machine learning and removes the need to initiate the development on physical hardware. Especially as every design is unique, and since there are continuous new needs due to 5G, Wi-Fi6E, LoRaWAN, or UWB, and often devices which contain multiple radio’s, there is an existing need for accurate and reliable design support for the IoT ecosystem.

“The breadth and depth of the AWS cloud offering allows us to provide access to our Virtual Antenna™ portfolio while delivering a full end-to-end RF design solution to significantly accelerate IoT product development and improve product ROI.” said Jaap Groot, Chief Executive Officer at Ignion. “By creating your IoT antenna solution with the support of Ignion’s Antenna Intelligence Cloud, your product design cycle is shortened and optimized with market leading predictability and flexibility.”

Ignion is an antenna powerhouse and a leading innovator that designs, manufactures and commercializes miniature off-the-shelf antennas for IoT, mobile connectivity and short- range wireless devices. Ignion’s mission is to accelerate IoT and empower the ecosystem with out-of-the-box antenna solutions.

About Ignion

Founded in Barcelona, Spain, as an independent antenna product business in 2015, the Virtual Antenna technology is already embedded in more than 30 million IoT devices worldwide. Ignion combines a leading R&D and engineering team with proven design capabilities and scale, to bring to market a new generation of antenna products that meet the wireless connectivity needs of design engineers. Ignion has corporate offices in Spain, USA and China as well as several strategic partnerships with the leading module makers and transceiver OEM’s.

https://ignion.io/

 

Press Contact at Ignion:

Raquel Arribas: raquel.arribas@ignion.io