It comes with integrated IEEE 802.15.4 radio and Bluetooth 5 (LE) connectivity, while ensuring low power consumption and secure connectivity
Enhancing their SoC portfolio to provide even greater Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, Espressif has announced to soon launch the ESP32-H2 that will come with IEEE 802.15.4 and Bluetooth 5 LE, operable in the 2.4 GHz band. This SoC will also have an integrated DC-DC converter for enabling ultra-low-power, energy-efficient operation. The inclusion of IEEE 802.15.4 will support mesh architectures with low power consumption, while the Bluetooth 5 LE connectivity will ensure support for point-to-point, broadcast and mesh communication topologies while enabling direct communication between a smartphone and an ESP32-H2-based device. With such a combination, ESP32-H2 promises to bring interoperability to smart home devices along with solutions for end-products with Wi-Fi or Thread connectivity to aid the seamless building of IoT devices for the Matter protocol.
The ESP32-H2 has a single-core, 32-bit RISC-V microcontroller that can be clocked up to 96 MHz. It has a 256 KB SRAM and works with external flash. 26 programmable GPIOs enable support for ADC, SPI, UART, I2C, I2S, RMT, GDMA and PWM. All these enable the ESP32-H2 to achieve state-of-the-art RF performance, low power consumption and unrivalled security for smart connected devices.
Hardware security features for equipping connected devices include ECC-based secure boot, AES-128/256-XTS-based flash encryption, digital signature and an HMAC peripheral for identity protection, along with cryptographic accelerators for improved performance.
Thanks to the robust and reliable support for Thread version 1.x and Zigbee 3.x, ESP32-H2 has now been officially granted the Thread Interoperability Certificate by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) for meeting all the necessary tests for compliance and interoperability with market-leading, Thread-reference implementations. Additionally, the ESP32-H2 has also been certified as a Zigbee-Compliant Platform. Both recognitions finally cement the fact that the ESP32-H2 provides users with rigorously-tested Thread and Zigbee solutions.
As an active member of the CSA, Espressif will continue developing and supporting the Matter protocol on ESP32-H2 to power millions of connected devices via the company’s mature IoT Development Framework (ESP-IDF).