Development kit

Everything you need
in a small box.
The Development Kit is included
in the Space Priority Programme
with connectivity.

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The development kit consists of:



A chipset

A chipset

  • At the heart of the connected device, it transforms your data into a radio frequency (RF) signal.
  • Miniaturised RF chip 7×7 mm
  • Modulation and demodulation of RF signals
  • Compatible with the 8 satellites already operational and the future constellation
  • Very low consumption
  • Flexible integration through a customised network protocol
    Delivered with a renowned design

The solution for

  • Custom design of connected devices

Module

Module

Transmitter-Receiver, it integrates the chipset and all other RF components

  • Reduced size 2×3 cm
  • Amplification, filtering and power management
  • Already certified by CNES (French Space Agency) for Kinéis communications.
  • Various transmission powers to choose from
  • Network protocol management
  • UART interface with AT commands

The solution for

  • Integrate Kinéis connectivity easily and quickly

Evaluation board

Evaluation board

Specially developed with the chipset or the Kinéis module, they are ready to communicate.

  • Available in different formats for rapid prototyping: Arduino Uno, STM32 Nucleo, mangOH, etc.
  • Delivered with their code libraries

The solution for

  • Adapted for connectivity and rapid prototyping

Antenna

Antenna

Essential for the device, it propagates the signals to the satellites.

  • Off-the-shelf antennas selected by our teams to start your tests and prototypes.
  • Several reference designs to choose from for an on-board antenna in your device

The solution for

  • Millimetre-fine adaptation to the format of your device

Data

Data

Once processed, they are distributed to you in the form you require

  • Platform for viewing test messages
  • APIs available to automatically redirect data to your custom platform

The solution for

  • Retrieval of your useful data

FAQ

What frequency bands are used by Kinéis devices?

The devices communicate with Kinéis satellites in UHF (Ultra-High Frequency) bands around 401MHz. This range of frequencies has the advantage of reducing free-space losses when the signal goes through the atmosphere to reach the satellite, thus allowing for reduced transmission power. The frequencies used for Kinéis communication are dedicated to mobile satellite services and environnemental monitoring services worldwide as described in the ITU regulation.

What is the autonomy of a Kinéis connected device?

The autonomy of a Kinéis device depends on a variety of parameters, including the communication duty cycle but also the acquisition and processing of data from various embedded sensors. For the Kinéis communication part only and based on the existing satellites, here is an idea of the autonomy that can be reached with a small 3000mAh battery similar to those used in smartphones: two messages (30B) per day for 10+ years; one message (30B) per hour for 1+ year. Please note that smaller messages can allow for longer battery life and lower transmission power. The consumption of other parts of the device (sensors, microcontroller…) must also be considered for a final estimation of the autonomy of a device. The power consumption of Kineis devices will be significantly lower once the new constellation has been launched and new modulations become available.



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