Highly-integrated, ultra-low power Wi-Fi SoC

May 14, 2020 //By Julien Happich
Wi-Fi SoC
The DA16200 from Dialog Semiconductor is a highly-integrated, ultra-low-power Wi-Fi SoC. Unlike competing Wi-Fi networking SoCs, the DA16200 is specifically optimized to support such battery-powered IoT devices.

The implementation of VirtualZero technology enables the Wi-Fi SoC to use such a low level of power consumption that even continuously connected devices can typically achieve at least a year of battery life, up to five years, according to the company. The SoC utilizes an algorithm-driven design to provide the lowest power solution for facilitating an extended battery life, while also maintaining a continuous Wi-Fi connection to ensure that end users always maintain control of their devices.

The highly integrated DA16200 runs the entire Wi-Fi system, security and networking protocol stack, eliminating the need for an external network processor, CPU or microcontroller. It contains an 802.11b/g/n radio (PHY), baseband processor, MAC, on-chip memory, dedicated encryption engine and an ARM Cortex-M4F host networking applications processor, all on a monolithic silicon die.

To achieve extended range without compromising battery life, the DA16200 also features an integrated power amplifier (PA) and low-noise amplifier (LNA), offering users industry-leading output power and receiver sensitivity. Alongside the SoC, Dialog is also launching two DA16200-based modules that deliver flexibility and design options for implementing Wi-Fi simply and easily, ensuring all customers can benefit from the SoC’s high level of integration and programmable ease of use. Both modules include 4MB flash memory and all required RF components, including a crystal oscillator, RF-lumped filter and either a chip antenna or a u.FL connector for an external antenna.

The modules are fully certified for worldwide operation, including certifications for FCC, IC, CE, Telec, Korea and SRRC. Additionally, both the SoC and modules are Wi-Fi Certified for interoperability.

www.dialog-semiconductor.com


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