Infineon adds Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5.2 SoC for IoT and streaming
Infineon Technology claims that its latest AIROC devices are the industry’s first 1×1 Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5.2 combo SoC for the IoT, enterprise and industrial applications, and the first 2×2 Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5.2 combo SoC for multimedia, consumer and automotive applications.
The Wi-Fi 6/6E devices operate in the 2.4, 5.0 and the new, greenfield 6.0GHz spectrum for minimal latency. Intended uses are for high quality video and audio streaming applications like gaming consoles, augment reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), smart speakers, media-streaming devices and automotive infotainment as well as applications that require an instant response, such as security systems and industrial automation.
The Bluetooth 5.2 technology enables high quality audio with LC3 and enable new Bluetooth Low Energy audio use cases such as audio sharing and audio broadcast. The low power wake-on-Bluetooth Low Energy mode allows the host CPU to conserve power while the Bluetooth core autonomously ‘listens’ for incoming connection requests. Infineon’s unique Smart Coex maximises Wi-Fi throughput when used concurrently with Bluetooth, and optimises the device for multimedia use cases.
The AIROC Wi-Fi 6/6E-certified devices double the wireless coverage range, compared with Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 4 and deliver 40 per cent more coverage than typical Wi-Fi 6/6E solutions, says Infineon. The robust connection enhances interference mitigation while the low latency and co-existence of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth improve multimedia streaming and gaming responsiveness in overlapping network environments, reports Infineon.
Multi-layer security protections with secured boot, firmware authentication and encryption, and lifecycle management, introduce a higher level of security for IoT applications.
The AIROC Wi-Fi 6 / 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 combo is currently sampling to select customers.
It will be on display at Infineon’s virtual Embedded Solutions Conference 2021 (1 – 5 March): www.infineon.com/embeddedworld