InnoPhase claims the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi solution
The INP1010 and INP1011 Talaria TWO modules are complete solutions with wireless connectivity plus integrated microcontroller. The modules incorporate the company’s Talaria TWO SoC multi-protocol single-chip platform that includes Wi-Fi and BLE for wireless data transfer, an embedded Arm Cortex-M3 for system control and user applications, plus advanced security elements for device safeguards.
The modules can operate in standalone mode, in conjunction with an external MCU, or in a hybrid mode where the system control and processing responsibilities are shared between the module and an external MCU. The integrated solution, says the company, is ideally suited for battery-based, direct-to-cloud devices in smart home automation and commercial applications such as smart door locks, remote security cameras, and connected sensors.
“Futuresource Consulting forecasts that the Smart Home market volume will expand by 37% yearly through to 2023 reaching 373 million devices, with video doorbells and smart locks amongst the product categories exhibiting highest growth potential,” says the company. “For this potential to be truly realized, product designers will increasingly seek access to modules with low power communication technologies. Smart Home devices usually relay small amounts of data infrequently before reverting to quiescent operation. InnoPhase’s advanced radio architecture enables sensors, monitors and actuator devices to run in ultra-low power modes, communicating efficiently over industry standard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, significantly extending device longevity.”
The modules come complete with the necessary clocks, passives, and antennas, and are certified with the Wi-Fi Alliance, Bluetooth SIG, FCC, IC (Canada) and awaiting CE approval. The INP1010 contains a printed PCB antenna and the INP1011 has a U.FL antenna connector. The modules and associated development kits are available now.
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