Smart home communications controller for IoT applications

02-07-2024 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser now stocks the QPG6105 smart home communications controller from Qorvo. Including a single 2.4GHz ISM-band radio, this multi-standard (multi-stack and multi-channel listening) SoC controller delivers superior RF performance, bridging all the leading low-power standard communication protocols, including Zigbee, Thread, Matter, BLE and Bluetooth Mesh. The device combines an integrated radio and MCU with power management and security features to help power a wide range of IoT and smart home applications.

The smart home communications controller is engineered using Qorvo's hardware-based ConcurrentConnect technology, which allows faster communications, increases network capacity, helps create future-proof connected devices and improves scalability in IoT and connected home-based applications. This technology enables multi-channel capability, with up to three Personal Area Networks (PANs) operating on different channels, delivering enhanced interoperability with the leading low-power standards. Combined with the RF filters, antenna diversity for increased effective range and integrated baluns, which enable more efficient transmission and reception of signals, the SoC radio provides a robust, worldwide 2.4GHz ISM-band RF technology solution.

Partnered with the radio functionality, the device is driven by an integrated Arm Cortex-M4 processor with up to 64MHz clock speed and DSP functionality. This integrated MCU features an eight-channel DMA engine, 128Kb of low leakage retention RAM, 1MB flash program memory and patchable ROM for flash offload to help lower the overall flash memory footprint. On-chip enhanced security features include built-in support for secure boot, secure OTA software upgrade and secure identity, and power management functionality, including integrated regulators and data and state retention in all standby modes.

The device is available now in a RoHS-compliant 4mm x 4mm QFN32 package. The device supports direct interfacing with printed antennas, and no RF shielding is required. The SoC and its software are Zigbee and BLE certified and a candidate for Matter v1.0 certification. Target applications include connected lighting (offering an optimised BOM, reducing design components and PCBs), sensors, smart plugs, thermostats and wearables. The controller is also supported by a turn-key IoT development kit (QPG6105DK), permitting quick development of connected lighting and other smart home devices.


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