Wi-Fi Power Savings for Battery-Based IoT Devices

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Wi-Fi Power Savings for Battery-Based IoT Devices

Semiconductor expert InnoPhase just announced two new Battery-Based IoT Devices: The INP1010 and INP1011 Talaria TWO modules are complete solutions with wireless connectivity and integrated microcontrollers suited for edge of network IoT designs. The company claims that due to a digital polar radio architecture the modules are the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi solution. They allow engineers to focus on value-added aspects of their design and taking advantage of the ultra-low power wireless connectivity, processing capability and robust security features of the embedded Talaria TWO system on a chip (SoC).

InnoPhase received the CES 2020 Innovation Award for the Talaria TWO SoC. It has been integrated into the two new modules to meet the growing demand for ease of integration, simpler designs and faster time to market. The multi-protocol single-chip platform 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 stand-alone 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 is well suited for battery-based, direct-to-cloud Image: InnoPhase devices in smart home automation as well as in commercial applications such as smart door locks, remote security cameras, and connected sensors.

InnoPhase - Wi-Fi Power Savings for Battery-Based IoT Devices

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. 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 comewith 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 a U.FL antenna connector. The modules and associated development kits are available immediately. Details about the modules can be found here.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: InnoPhase

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