WiFi modules enable the development of M2M & IoT devices

9th February 2015
Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman
WiFi modules enable the development of M2M & IoT devices

To enable the development of M2M and IoT devices, Connect One has selected Broadcom’s BCM43362 WICED WiFi SoC for use within its G2 WiFi modules. Together with Connect One’s iChip Internet Controller, the SoC enables increased functionality and ease-of-integration in home automation, medical, security, industrial control, smart grid, asset management and POS. 

The modules provide multiple hardware interfaces, extensive firmware and a full suite of secure internet protocols for WiFi client mode and up to eight WiFi users in router or access-point modes. The G2 modules also allow designers to gain immediate connectivity without any WiFi driver development or porting, reducing development challenges and speeding time-to-market.

Alongside interfaces required for M2M and IoT product designs, the modules feature stand-alone modes of operation such as routing, access point and Ethernet-to-WiFi bridge.

“Broadcom has established its leadership and technology expertise in wireless IoT solutions over the years,” commented Erez Lev, General Manager, Connect One. “Through our collaboration, we can deliver the high performance and functionality our customers require at a low cost. Our customers can be confident of excellent support and our joint commitment to the future.”

"Through our collaboration with Connect One, we’re providing an easy-to-use platform for OEMs and start-ups alike to quickly design, produce and go to market with affordable, connected products,” said Sid Shaw, Senior Product Line Manager, Wireless Connectivity, Broadcom. "Manufacturers and integrators worldwide will benefit from simple integration, and a cost-effective, complete WiFi solution."

The G2 WiFi modules, which are available now, will be on display at Embedded World 2015, which takes place from 24th to 26th February, in Nuremberg, Germany. Connect One will be located in hall 5, stand 251.

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