Module Hacking


The TD1208 Evaluation Board provides a development and demonstration platform for Telecom Design TD1208 SIGFOXTM gateway modules and software tools.

This overview focuses on the TD1208 evaluation board as a development platform for the TD1208 SIGFOX™ Gateway Module.

Get your EVB

Board features

TD1208 SIGFOX™ Gateway module in LGA25 package

  • SIGFOX™ certified
  • Frequency range = ISM 868 MHz
  • Receiver sensitivity =-126 dBm
  • (G)FSK, 4(G)FSK, GMSK / OOK Modulation
  • Max output power : +14 dBm
  • Low active radio power consumption : 13/16 mA RX , 37 mA TX @ +10 dBm
  • Power supply = 2.3 to 3.3 V
  • LGA25 (25.4×12.7×3.81mm) Land Grid Array package
  • Up to 12 GPIOs pins
  • I2C bus interface

Complete features list


The EVB comes bundled with following

  • A TTL-232R-3V3 FTDI USB to TTL Serial Cable (3.3V)-1.8m
  • The TD1208 EVB Evaluation Board itself
  • A 20 cm 868 MHz-Band Swivel Antenna

the EVB content pack

Driver install / setup

On Linux O.S

Latest common distros (debian based) comes with FTDI drivers installed, so one can get to step 2, or check this site for more information

On Mac OS X

Install the latest fdti VPC driver by downloading the bundle image available here. No restart required

On WinX

Install the latest fdti VPC driver by downloading the install exe available here

Open a Term session

On Linux O.S

screen /dev/ttyUSB0


screen /dev/tty.usbserial-XXXXX

On winX

Start an hyperterminal session using HyperTerm / PuTTy or your favorite terminal session editor

Your first message

Check the system is up and running

Get Module information
Hardware Version: 0F
Software Version: SOFT1100
S/N: 0000XXXX
E1 V1 Q0 X1 S200:0 S300:24 S301:2 S302:14 S303:1

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And then... ?


Check out your module online

Access dashboard securely for free and

  • Checkout device history
  • Get live notification

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Create your apps

Want more ?

  • Register and create your apps
  • Organize your modules
  • Get callbacks to your backend

  • To developer dashboard

    Remote API

    Access Device information / messages history through our RESTS-WS hosted services stack and checkout out the developer API documentation for more information.

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