Overcoming cost challenges in embedded systems design

Embedded systems design plays a crucial role in powering a wide range of devices, but it often comes with significant cost challenges. From separate microcontrollers to certification expenses, these costs can impede the development and profitability of projects. In this article, we will delve into the cost challenges faced in embedded systems design and explore how Move-X offers effective solutions to overcome these hurdles. By optimizing the Bill of Materials (BOM) and providing cost-saving features, Move-X empowers designers to create cost-effective embedded systems without compromising on quality. 

1. BOM optimization

A major cost driver in embedded systems design is the Bill of Materials (BOM), which includes all the components required for the project. Move-X addresses this challenge by integrating an onboard microcontroller into their LoRa radio modules. This eliminates the need for a separate microcontroller in the BOM, resulting in significant cost savings without sacrificing functionality. 

2. Pre-certification

Certification costs can quickly add up in embedded systems design. Move-X’s LoRa radio modules are pre-certified with CE and FCC/IC standards. By leveraging these certifications, designers can avoid costly and time-consuming certification processes for their final products. This not only reduces expenses but also accelerates time to market, providing a competitive advantage. 

3. Ready-made RF design

RF-related testing and optimization can be expensive and time-consuming. MAMWLE-xx modules incorporate a pre-designed RF circuitry, eliminating the need for costly external testing and tuning. By streamlining the RF design process, Move-X enables designers to save costs while ensuring reliable wireless communication. 

4. Leveraging the ST ecosystem

The MAMWLE-xx is based on STM32 microcontrollers, which benefit from the extensive ST ecosystem. This ecosystem provides a range of development tools, libraries, and resources that are available at no additional cost. By utilizing the ST ecosystem, designers can save on development expenses, reduce time-to-market, and tap into a wealth of support for their embedded systems projects. 


Embedded systems design poses significant cost challenges, from BOM optimization to certification expenses and RF testing.

Move-X addresses these challenges with its range of cost-saving solutions. By integrating microcontrollers into our LoRa radio modules, providing pre-certifications, incorporating ready-made RF designs, and leveraging the ST ecosystem, Move-X empowers designers to create cost-effective embedded systems without compromising quality.  

Through BOM optimization and streamlined processes, we help our clients to reduce costs, accelerate time-to-market, and maximize profitability.  

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