Highly Integrated Multi-Radio Host-less Platform for IoT

The SX-ULPGN-BTZ is a dual band a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and 802.15.4 combo module. It is a single stream 1x1 WLAN, BLE 5 + 802.15.4 solution based on Qualcomm's QCA4020 System-on-Chip (SoC).

It makes use of Qualcomms Triple-Core Processing architecture: a dedicated ARM® Cortex® M4 CPU for customer applications, a low power ARM Cortex-M0 CPU for Bluetooth Low Energy drivers, 802.15.4 control and security functions and a Tansilica CPU for handling the Wi-Fi part.

The wireless module is a  low power host-less IoT platform offering multiple radios, standards, protocols and connectivity framework support on a single-chip solution It enables seamless integration of three popular wireless connectivity technologies (802.11, Bluetooth and 802.15.4) used in the majority of todays IoT applications.

It deliver advanced features from the Qualcomm® Network IoT Connectivity Platform, including seamless coexistence across technologies with pre-integrated support for HomeKit™ and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF™) specifications, as well as support for AWS IoT software development kit (SDK) and Microsoft Azure Internet-of-Things (IoT) Devices SDK to connect with Azure IoT Hub.

 

 

_Features:

  • Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Low Energy + 802.15.4 connectivity (Zigbee, Thread PRO R21)
  • Ecosystem Support: Amazon AWS, OpenThread, Microsoft Azure
  • Supports WPA and WPA2 Enterprise Security. LEAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, PEAP, EAP-TTLS supported
  • Integrated multi-radio co-Existence : 15.4+BLE+Wi-Fi coexistence on 2 antennas
  • Configurable memory retention for minimizing deep sleep power per application
  • Three dedicated internal processors remove the need for an external CPU/MCU:

    • ARM Cortex-M4F@128 MHz for user applications + 300KB SRAM
    • ARM Cortex-M0@64 MHz for BLE, 15.4 lower level MAC
    • Xtensa7 WLAN processor to run complete Wi-Fi stack

  • Integrated PMU to generate power supplies for internal circuitry either from an external battery or a 3.3 V supply

 

_Applications:
  • Single chip gateways
  • Energy management
  • Lighting
  • Industrial automation
  • White goods appliances
  • Home security and many other applications requiring multi-radio functionality