SoCs enable IoT innovation, says InnoPhase

The INP1010 and INP1011 Talaria TWO modules have wireless connectivity and an integrated microcontroller for edge of network IoT designs. The Talaria TWO’s digital polar radio architecture makes the modules the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi, says InnoPhase, and allows engineers to focus on the value-added aspects of their design.

The module include Talaria TWO SoC is characterised by low power wireless connectivity, processing capability and robust security features, says InnoPhase.

The integrated, multi-protocol single-chip platform includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) for wireless data transfer, an embedded Arm Cortex-M3 for system control and user applications, with advanced security elements for device safeguards. The modules can operate in standalone mode, in conjunction with an external microcontroller or in a hybrid mode where the system control and processing responsibilities are shared between the module and an external microcontroller. The SoC can be used 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.

To realise the potential of the smart home market, with video doorbells and smart locks, for example, product designers will 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 says its 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 are supplied 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, a U.FL antenna connector.

The modules and associated development kits are available today through Mouser Electronics.

InnoPhase is headquartered in San Diego, California, USA. The fabless wireless semiconductor platform company specialises in extreme low power wireless IoT solutions. It developed the Talaria TWO multi-protocol chipset with what is claimed to be the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi radio using “a unique, programmable digital polar radio architecture”.

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