Wireless SoCs enable design flexibility for IoT

28th August 2019
Mick Elliott

Ultra-low power multi-protocol wireless SoCs and modules of Redpine Signals’ RS9116 family are available from Rutronik UK in hosted (nLink) or embedded (WiSeConnect) software architecture with multiple host interfaces (SDIO, USB, SPI, UART). As a result, they provide great design flexibility for battery operated IoT devices.

The RS9116 family features an internal protocol arbitration manager, who manages the protocols dual band (2.4 and 5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11j, dual-mode Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4 for Thread and ZigBee.

Wi-Fi standby associated power is less than 50uA. It enables the battery life of IoT devices, such as security cameras, smart locks, video doorbells, industrial sensors or location tags, to be extended three to four times compared to competing solutions by the use of RS9116 components.

By using multiple levels of security, including FIPS 140-2 and PUF (Physically Unclonable Function), the wireless SoCs and modules create a highly secure system, as it is needed for IoT devices.

The modules of the series are footprint compatible, so they can be easily migrated within the product family.

With housings as small as 4.63x7.90mm as single band and 9.1x9.8mm as dual band modules they save a lot of space on the circuit board for additional components.

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