New Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Companion IC Provides Seamless Wi-fi Connectivity and Wi-fi Based Locationing

Published  August 18, 2022   0
L Lakshita
Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Companion IC

Nordic Semiconductor has launched a new ultra-low power, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 companion IC nRF7002 that provides seamless Wi-Fi connectivity and Wi-Fi-based locationing (SSID sniffing of local Wi-Fi hubs) and is designed to be used alongside Nordic’s existing nRF52 and nRF53 Series Bluetooth Systems-on-Chip (SoCs), and nRF91 Series cellular IoT Systems-in-Package (SiPs). Moreover, this nRF7002 IC can also be used in conjunction with non-Nordic host devices.

With the nRF7002, Nordic Semiconductor brings decades of ultra-low-power wireless IoT and silicon design expertise to Wi-Fi 6, a standard that features efficiency gains that support long-life, battery-powered wireless IoT operation. Wi-Fi 6 will support all wireless protocols used in Matter, Bluetooth LE for commissioning, Thread for low power mesh, and Wi-Fi for high-throughput. 

Key Features of nRF7002 IC

  • 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band

  • Low-power and secure Wi-Fi for the IoT

  • Ideal coexistence with Bluetooth LE

  • Supported in nRF Connect SDK

  • Target Wake Time (TWT)

  • SPI / QSPI

  • Wi-Fi 6 Station (STA)

  • Complies with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax

  • 1 Spatial Stream (SS)

  • 20 MHz channel bandwidth

  • 64 QAM (MCS7), 86 Mbps PHY throughput

  • OFDMA (Downlink and Uplink)

  • BSS coloring

  • Co-existence interfaces