SOURCE: Redpine Signals

Redpine Signals

December 08, 2015 08:00 ET

Redpine Signals Launches the World's First Wireless MCU Module With Dual-Band Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy, and ZigBee Support

Redpine's WiSeMCU™ Module Family Includes ARM Cortex M4 MCU With Advanced Security for IoT Devices in a Small 8.6mm X 8.6mm Form Factor

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - December 08, 2015) -

News Highlights

  • Redpine's WiSeMCU modules feature an ARM Cortex M4 MCU along with dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth EDR, Bluetooth LE, and ZigBee wireless interfaces
  • The WiSeMCU modules are fully self-contained with Embedded WLAN stack, TCP/IP stack with SSL/TLS/HTTPS security, Bluetooth Stack, ZigBee Pro Stack
  • A WiSeMCU module is used in Redpine's WyzBee™ IoT Device Maker Platform -- enabling easy building of a wide range of device form factors
  • The WiSeMCU module family includes the 8.6 x 8.6 mm RS10001 -- the world's smallest wireless MCU with multiple wireless protocols and embedded conformal shielding
  • Advanced security including Physically Unclonable Function (PUF)

Redpine Signals today announced the launch of the world's first wireless microcontroller module with built-in support for multiple wireless protocols including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy, and ZigBee. The WiSeMCU modules include the RS10001 -- an ultra-small 8.6 x 8.6 mm wireless MCU with single-band Wi-Fi, dual-mode BT, ZigBee, and a 100 MHz ARM Cortex M4. By combining the processor with multi-protocol wireless support, Redpine Signals is making it easier for mobile and IoT product designers to build next-gen products with seamless connectivity.

Also offered in the WiSeMCU module family is the RS10002, a single band wireless MCU module that is footprint compatible with Redpine's RS9113 modules; and the dual-band RS10003 WiSeMCU module which features a faster 160MHz ARM Cortex M4 microcontroller with higher memory (1MB flash) capacity. The RS1003 is one of the key components of Redpine's innovative WyzBee IoT platform.

The WiSeMCU module family is fully certified and comes with a comprehensive development kit with extensive software libraries, example projects, cloud access and support for multiple development environments.

"The WiSeMCU module family addresses a fundamental requirement of product development for IoT -- an MCU with built-in, pre-integrated, multi-protocol wireless interface," said Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals. "With over fourteen years of experience in the connected devices market, we have integrated all the key features needed for emerging IoT applications in these highly integrated, easy to use modules," he added.

WiSeMCU module family includes the wireless and networking stacks, advanced security including tamper-proof and clone-proof mechanisms, extremely deep power modes with less than 100nA power draw for IoT devices with multi-year battery life, and high wireless performance for energy-efficient and bandwidth-efficient data transfer. Integration of wireless interfaces to MCU in a module form not only saves cost of components for system designer but also a huge saving in development time for porting wireless drivers to the MCU platform.

The WiSeMCU modules support development paths that include direct integration into form-factor designs, prototyping with the WiSeMCU SDK, or prototyping through the WyzBee IoT platform. The modules run an embedded TCP/IP networking stack with SSL/TLS/HTTPS security, apart from complete Wi-Fi, BT 4.1, and ZigBee stacks. The development platforms contain expansion headers to accommodate external peripherals, and with the WyzBee platform, a number of peripherals -- called 'Things' -- are already available from Redpine. Application development is supported with a choice of development environments -- IAR, Keil, and the free CoIDE from CooCox.

The WiSeMCU modules are sampling now.

About Redpine Signals

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Redpine Signals, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor, IoT devices and wireless system solutions company focusing on innovative, ultra-low power and high-performance products for next-generation wireless applications. Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Again, in 2009 Redpine pioneered the adoption of self-contained 802.11abgn modules into the then emerging IoT market. In 2013, Redpine introduced the world's first multiprotocol wireless chipset for the Internet of Things market - featuring dual band Wi-Fi, dual-mode BT 4.1, and ZigBee. Redpine has created multiple products based on this chipset including n-Link (hosted), Connect-io-n (embedded), WiSeConnect (advanced embedded secure) and WiSeMCU (MCU and multi-protocol wireless) modules. In 2015, Redpine introduced the award-winning WyzBee IoT platform. Redpine offers technology and products covering multiple market segments in the IoT (industrial, medical, automotive, connected home, connected car, smart energy, building automation and real-time locationing), mobile and networking markets. Redpine's technology and product portfolio includes chipsets, modules and devices. The company has 220 employees worldwide.

For more information on Redpine Signals visit http://www.redpinesignals.com.

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