Posted by Babar Hashim, February 18, 2020
Industry’s First 802.11ah (HaLow) Wireless Module for IoT Devices
Silex Technology's SX-NEWAH is industry’s first IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi module powered by NRC7292 System-on-Chip from Newracom. The module operates in the Sub 1 GHz license-exempt band. It provides a much greater range over 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi technologies and a much higher data rate than propriety Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) technologies such as LoRa and Sigfox. Unlike these proprietary technologies, the SX-NEWAH is built upon 802.11ah technology designed to operate in IEEE standards. This unique solution enables streamlined data transfer interoperability with existing Wi-Fi networks while meeting upto 1Km long range data transfer with low power consumption requirements.
SX-NEWAH opens up unlimited possibilities for various remote monitoring applications such as industrial sensors, elderly monitoring, security surveillance, building automation and agricultural IoT.
Benefits of 802.11ah:
Long range (up to 1 km) connectivity (in-outdoor Wi-Fi). It offers at least a 10 dB advantage over 2.4 GHz.
Low Power Consumption:
Low power consumption for a multi-year battery operation. Whole home sensor coverage with 4 dBm output power & no
external power amplifier. Supports enhanced power save MAC modes.
Rich Data Rates
Moderate data rates (up to 15 Mbps) with enough throughput to support TCP/IP, Internet discovery protocols and diverse applications such as voice, low/medium resolution video.
Can support large number of connected devices per access point, no need for repeaters and gateways. Supports over 1000 nodes.
It is the same as Wi-Fi. You can easily integrate SX-NEWAH in an existing IP network.
Robust Wi-Fi Security
Enterprise grade Wi-Fi security. Also supports latest generation Wi-Fi® security - WPA3™.
Support for larger delay spreads. Robust connections with superior penetration through walls and other industrial environments.
WFA certified interoperability and user experience.
SX-NEWAH Module Features:
- Complies with IEEE 802.11ah draft
- Supports 1/2/4 MHz bandwidth
- Up to 15 Mbps data rate
- Low power mode operation (Legacy, WMM-PS, TWT)
- Enterprise Security
- Dedicated SPI interface for host
- Various peripheral interfaces for sensor device
- Manufacturing tools for configuration test
- Diagnostic and DUT test tools for indoor and outdoor test
- Modular Certifications for North America, Europe and Japan
Attend our Webinar on 802.11ah Technology
For more information, register here or below to attend our Silex/Newracom webinar on March 17: How 802.11ah (Wi-Fi HaLow) is Revolutionizing IoT Connectivity.
You can also learn more on the SX-NEWAH module by visiting our website at: https://www.silextechnology.com/connectivity-solutions/embedded-wireless/sx-newah.
Additionally, please send requests for pre-release specifications or early hardware enablement to firstname.lastname@example.org.