A fast 8MHz channel throughput, low power consumption and small size SoCs incorporate the latest communication protocols
Providing rapid, low-power IoT performance for addressing commercial, residential and industrial IoT markets in applications such as access control, security cameras, industrial automation, retail and mobile devices at throughputs and ranges that will enable new IoT use cases. in a small form factor are SoCs MM6104 and MM6108 by Morse Micro.
The MM6104 and MM6108 SoCs, as a part of the company’s Wi-Fi HaLow portfolio support 1, 2 and 4 MHz, and 1, 2, 4 and 8 MHz channel bandwidths, respectively.
These Wi-Fi HaLow SoCs provide 10x the range, 100x the area and 1000x the volume of traditional Wi-Fi solutions.
Using narrow frequency bands in the unlicensed sub-1 GHz spectrum outside the highly congested 2.4 GHz traditional Wi-Fi band, Wi-Fi HaLow signals penetrate obstacles more easily and can extend beyond 1 km, connecting faraway IoT devices across residential, retail, office park, campus, warehouse and factory environments.
Developed specifically for the IoT and supporting the latest WPA3 security, a single Wi-Fi HaLow access point (AP) can connect up to 8,191 devices, simplifying network deployment and reducing costs.
“The massive capacity and extended range of our Wi-Fi HaLow solution, combined with market-leading power efficiency and 8MHz channel throughput, will redefine Wi-Fi connectivity for the IoT,” said Michael De Nil, co-founder and chief executive officer at Morse Micro.
By leveraging the industry’s most ubiquitous wireless protocol, Wi-Fi, connectivity across the IoT ecosystem has become expansive. The ultra-low power, longer range and secure connections at much higher capacities help overcome fundamental weaknesses of existing wireless technologies.
Designed in compliance with the IEEE 802.11ah standard, Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow SoC family redefines low-power, long-reach Wi-Fi connectivity for the IoT.
The MM6108 and MM6104 SoCs provide a single-chip Wi-Fi HaLow solution incorporating the radio, PHY and MAC and offer data rates ranging from tens of Mbps to hundreds of Kbps at the farthest range. The radio supports operation in sub-GHz ISM bands worldwide between 750 MHz and 950 MHz.
The MM6108 and MM6104 RF interface provide the option to use on-chip amplification for typical low-power, low-cost IoT devices, or an additional external PCB-mounted power amplifier (PA) or front-end module (FEM) for ultra-long-reach applications. The RF receiver utilizes a high-linearity low-noise amplifier (LNA).
Morse Micro’s low-power IC design, combined with the IEEE 802.11ah standard, enables extended sleep times and lower power consumption for battery-operated client devices, achieving longer battery life durations than other existing IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax generations.
- IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow transceiver for low-power, long-reach IoT applications
- Radio supporting worldwide sub-1 GHz frequency bands
- On-chip power amplifier with support for external FEM option
- Power management unit (PMU) supporting ultra-low-power operation modes
- WPA3 Security
- SDIO 2.0 and SPI host interface options
- GPIO/UART/I2C/PWM peripheral options
- 6 mm x 6 mm QFN48 package
Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow evaluation kits, as well as samples of the MM6108 and MM6104 SoCs and modules, are now available.