Ignion IoT connectivity AI development platform

  • April 9, 2024
  • William Payne
  • Ignion

IoT antenna developer Ignion has launched Oxion, a development platform to shorten the design time of wireless devices. Ignion provides IoT device developers with real-time AI/ML to avoid wireless connectivity roadblocks and make IoT projects easier to get to market.

Oxion de-risks IoT device development through accurate performance prediction and device-tailored design guidance. This is supported by proprietary algorithms employing experience from enabling more than 50 million wireless devices. Oxion provides an interactive digital twin that matches the exact device requirements.

Oxion builds on Ignion’s Antenna Intelligence Cloud launched in 2022. The real-time drag and drop functionality with immediate performance feedback allows developers to tweak the design and decide on antenna component, placement, clearance, and PCB size.

Once registered, users are presented tailored recommendations for the specific device being built and Oxion acts as the developer copilot from concept to production. When ready to build hardware, Oxion includes direct access to Ignion’s distribution channels to easily procure Bill-of-Materials in one go. Multiple projects can be managed by multiple users and compared all through one dashboard. The result is a de-risked design process avoiding endless trial-and-error steps and letting users get wireless connectivity right the first time.

“All good ideas deserve optimal wireless connectivity, and with the installed base of connected devices reaching 70 billion in 2026 according to ABI Research, we need to provide easy access and scale our efforts as an industry” said Jaap Groot, CEO at Ignion.” It is this spirit of transparency and democratisation using the technological evolution of AI which drove us to create Oxion.”

The development of this user-friendly and free to access platform was made possible through a grant from the European Union Innovation Council’s Accelerator programme. The highly competitive funding programme allowed Ignion to work with Barcelona-based AI/ML experts, Basetis, who contributed their expertise in developing proprietary algorithms including active learning that powers the real-time results engine.

“Oxion is a unique offering that will save wireless developers time and cost” said Dan Shey, Vice President of Enabling Platforms at ABI Research. “It is exciting to see Ignion embrace the innovation that AI/ML can deliver when combined with their years of expertise.”