Multiprotocol wireless SoCs and modules ideal for battery-operated IoT devices

09-09-2019 | Rutronik | Semiconductors

The ultra-low-power multi-protocol wireless SoCs and modules of Redpine Signals’ RS9116 family are offered by from Rutronik UK in hosted (nLink) or embedded (WiSeConnect) software architecture with various host interfaces (SDIO, USB, SPI, UART). They offer excellent design flexibility for battery-operated IoT devices.

The family provides 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.

The unique architecture of the SoCs and modules facilitates what is claimed to be the industry’s lowest Wi-Fi standby associated power of less than 50uA. Therefore, the battery life of IoT devices, such as security cameras, video doorbells, smart locks, industrial sensors or location tags, is increased three to four times in comparison to competing solutions by the employment of RS9116 components.

By utilising multiple levels of security, including FIPS 140-2 and PUF, the wireless SoCs and modules produce a highly secure system, as it is demanded for IoT devices.

The modules of the series are footprint compatible, so they can be readily migrated inside the product family. With housings as small as 4.63mm x 7.90mm as single band and 9.1mm x 9.8mm as dual-band modules they conserve a lot of space on the circuit board for extra components.

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