ARGOS Products

KIM1 module

KIM1 is a low power transmitter module based on ARGOS-2 waveforms and fully certified by Kinéis and the French Space Agency (CNES). It enables communication with all the ARGOS/Kinéis polar satellites to provide satellite connectivity, data collection and Doppler localization (GPS-free) for IoT devices. The use of ARGOS-RF signals and protocols ensures very low power consumption and a global coverage. Use it with the KIM1 Shield board in order to ease integration.

KIM1 Shield (PC – ArduinoUno – STM32Nucleo)

KIM1 shield is designed to make integration of the KIM1 module much easier.

An application software is provided with the KIM1 Shield and all necessary documentation to help you configure the device.

The Kim1 Shield is specifically designed to integrate the Kim1 by Kinéis to the Arduino open-source development platform. Its dimensions are 8.5cm x 5.56cm x 1.8cm and is stackable on the Arduino Uno board or STM32Nuclo board.

For use with KIM1.

ARTIC (R2) Chipset

The ARTIC (Argos Receiver Transmitter with Integrated Control) is an integrated low power small size ARGOS 2/3/4 single chip radio. ARTIC-R2 implements a message based wireless interface. For satellite uplink communication, ARTIC will encode, modulate and transmit provided user messages. For downlink communication, ARTIC will lock to the downstream, demodulate and decode it and extract the satellite messages.

Dev board artic

ARTIC (R2) Ansem Eval. Board

The evaluation board is built around the ARTIC R2 and is created to provide a reference design and to function as a development platform. The board can be connected to a PC and a control software is provided. It can also be be used in combination with an external SPI master.

The ARTIC evaluation board contains all required components to transmit ARGOS 2/3 LD messages, ARGOS-4 VLD messages  and to receive ARGOS 3 downlink messages.
The board features a single antenna SMA connection and uses an ARTIC controlled RF switch to alter between transmitting and receiving. The power amplifier is configured to transmit at 500mW output power.



The PMT is designed to communicate as a modem with the Argos satellite constellation. New capabilities include two-way communication, transmission of greater data volume and high data rate. It also operates as an Argos-2 transmistter.


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