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.