Low-power Wi-Fi portfolio expanded to include IoT connectivity

January 24, 2019 //By Rich Pell
Low-power Wi-Fi portfolio expanded to include IoT connectivity
Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) has expanded its line of Wi-Fi devices with a new low-power module for IoT connectivity.

The latest device – the WGM160P module – is part of the company's Wi-Fi portfolio of modules and transceivers aimed at enabling developers to create end-node products with best-in-class power efficiency, superior RF blocking performance, and advanced security. The Wireless Gecko portfolio is offered as providing ideal Wi-Fi solutions for power-sensitive connected products such as battery-operated IP security cameras, point-of-sale scanners, asset trackers, and personal medical devices.

"Our Wi-Fi portfolio enables IoT product designs that weren't possible until now," says Matt Johnson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of IoT products at Silicon Labs. "IoT developers now have a Wi-Fi solution that is truly optimized for their application requirements and addresses their major concerns around power, RF performance, size and security."

The WGM160P module, says the company, offers an easier way to create cloud-connected IoT products. It combines an onboard Gecko microcontroller, host support, integrated antenna, precertification, large memory (2 MB flash and 512K RAM), and extensive peripheral capabilities including Ethernet and capacitive touch.

Samples of the WGM160P in a PCB module are available now, and production quantities are planned for late February.

Silicon Labs

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