In the past decade, WIFI technology has bridged networks for billions of smart interconnected devices in homes and businesses, facilitating the rapid exchange of information. However, current WIFI standards face challenges, including limitations in protocol range and overall functionality. These challenges make communication over longer distances difficult, hindering the formation of a truly interconnected ecosystem for smart devices.
To meet the needs of low-power IoT clients and accelerate innovation in IoT applications, WIFI HaLow technology has emerged based on the IEEE 802.11ah standard. In comparison to traditional WIFI, WIFI HaLow can connect up to 8,192 IoT devices over longer distances and with lower power consumption through a single wireless access point (AP). The introduction of this technology is expected to break the limitations of communication distance, creating broader possibilities for the interconnection of smart devices.
QOGRISYS Technology's WIFI HaLow module, the 4108E-S, powered by the Morse Micro MM6108 chipset, represents a significant innovation in the wireless communication field. The introduction of this module will provide a more powerful and efficient connectivity solution for IoT applications. The module caters to unique requirements in various application scenarios, including smart cities, access control systems, smart agriculture, smart retail, and smart homes, offering a stable, reliable, and secure connection service for a broader range of indoor and outdoor IoT applications.
Key features of the WIFI HaLow module 4108E-S include:
Smaller Size: The 4108E-S has a compact size of 13.0 x 13.0 x 2.1mm, meeting the demand for small modules in end-user products and consequently reducing the volume and deployment costs of customer products.
Rich Peripheral Interfaces: The 4108E-S supports SDIO 2.0 interface and SPI mode operation, along with various peripheral interfaces such as a general I2C interface, UART interface, and GPIO interface. This provides users with greater flexibility, enabling easy integration into different applications.
Extended Coverage Range: Operating in the 902 – 928MHz frequency band, the module demonstrates exceptional coverage performance with strong penetration capabilities. It operates in a Sub-1GHz frequency band, reducing interference and achieving widespread coverage over long distances, exceeding the range of traditional WIFI.
Lower Power Consumption: Supporting selectable 1/2/4/8MHz channel bandwidths, the module accommodates data throughput ranging from 3.333 Mbps to 32.5 Mbps. This allows devices to operate for extended periods in low-power modes, minimizing the need for frequent charging or battery replacement.
Enhanced Security: The 4108E-S module provides multi-layered security features, including encryption (AES), hash algorithms (SHA-1/SHA-2), Protected Management Frames (PMF), and Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE). These features ensure the confidentiality and integrity of wireless communication, making the 4108E-S module a reliable wireless communication solution suitable for various scenarios, including those with high-security requirements.
Currently, QOGRISYS Technology's WIFI HaLow module, the 4108E-S, has been launched, primarily targeting the North American and South American markets (902-928MHz). As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to mature and diversify, QOGRISYS Technology is committed to continuous innovation, increased research and development efforts, enhanced product performance, and gradually propelling the IoT into a new era characterized by scalability, security, low power consumption, and remote capabilities.