USI to Launch the World’s First Azure Sphere Combo Module Designed to Meet Data Security and Connectivity Needs

USI Collaborates with Microsoft to Launch the World's First Azure Sphere Combo Module Designed to Meet Data Security and Connectivity Needs
CLOUD USI Collaborates with Microsoft to Launch the World's First Azure Sphere Combo Module Designed to Meet Data Security and Connectivity Needs

USI (SSE: 601231), a leading global company in electronic design and manufacturing, announces the launch of the world’s first Azure Sphere wireless and Bluetooth combo module for IoT (Internet of Things) applications. The Azure Sphere Combo Module is a module solution with an embedded secure OS, and integrates Microsoft’s Azure Sphere Certified MCU, 802.11 b/g/n and dual mode Bluetooth 5.0. The combo module leverages on Microsoft’s proven experience in security software combined with the built-in security engine to provide a higher level of network security compared with those currently available in the market.

By incorporating USI’s solid track record in module and system development with Microsoft’s security software, USI is now able to offer customers a complete Microsoft-certified software module solution. The Azure Sphere Combo Module allows IoT developers to address security challenges at the design stage, and also provides a ready solution for companies concerned with network security.

To support customers, USI provides complete design services including antenna design, system verification and certification that will allow solution providers to quickly integrate the module into their systems to accelerate product launches.


  • ARM Cortex-A7 (running up to 500MHz) and two Cortex-M4F cores (running up to 200MHz)
  • 192kB TCM, 64kB SRAM and integrated FPU; ideal for real-time control needs
  • 4MB embedded RAM in different cores
  • 16MB Flash for the Azure Sphere operating system and user applications
  • Two antennas: Dual band printed antenna design; external antenna for diversity or BLE
  • Dual band 1T1R mode
  • Support for Bluetooth Core Specification 5.0
  • Support for different interface options such as SPI/ I2S/ I2C/ UART/GPIOs and SPI can be used for external flash extension
  • Security support for WFA WPA/WPA2 personal
  • Green design Compliance
  • Dimension: 28.0mm (L) x 28.0mm (W) x 2.2mm (H)
  • Package: 103 Pins, LGA Package with metal Shielding

“It has always been our goal to provide customers with wireless module solutions that address security challenges adequately and allow the shortest design cycle possible. Through our partnership with Microsoft, the Azure Sphere Combo Module perfectly combines Microsoft’s expertise in cloud, software and device technologies, and enables USI to help IoT customers worldwide realize the vision of chip-to-cloud connected security,” said John Fang, GM of Wireless and System Solutions BU II, USI.

In response to the growing needs of the IoT and applications market, USI’s high-performance, secure and flexible Azure Sphere Combo Module is fully capable of supporting devices designed for smart home appliances, home security and safety, smart energy, M2M services, cloud computing and smart manufacturing. Prototypes and EVBs will be available from January 2019, and mass production is expected to start in the third quarter of 2019.

Product Contact
Johnny Sit

About USI

USI (SSE: 601231), Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., provides design, miniaturization, material sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, and after services of electronic devices/modules for brand owners. USI is a member of ASE Technology Holding (TWSE: 3711, NYSE: ASX) and has many years of experience in the electronics manufacturing services industry and leverages the industry-leading technology of ASE Group, which enables USI to offer customer diversified products in the sectors of wireless communication, computer and storage, consumer, industrial, and automotive electronics worldwide. USI has sales service network in America, Europe, and Asia; and manufacturing sites in Mainland China, TaiwanMexico and Poland. For more information, please visit the website

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SOURCE Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd


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