Latest developments in adoption of Wi-Fi HaLow technology:
Morse Micro and Quectel Wireless Solutions have announced a strategic partnership to bring Wi-Fi HaLow solutions to market. Quectel will integrate Morse Micro’s 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow technology into a new module that will support long-range IoT solutions for consumer, industrial, agricultural, and other use cases. The module will use Morse Micro’s MM6108 microchip and leverage FCC-certified reference designs. Quectel’s new long-range, low-power Wi-Fi HaLow module, called FGH100M, is compliant with the IEEE 802.11ah standard and operates in 850–950 MHz bands with 1/2/4/8 MHz channel width. The module features 21 dBm maximum output power and 32.5 Mbps maximum theoretical transmission rate, and it has an ultra-compact size of 13.0 mm × 13.0 mm × 2.2 mm, which reduces end-product size and design cost. Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow portfolio includes the industry’s smallest, fastest, and lowest power IEEE 802.11ah compliant SoCs, capable of providing 10x the range, 100x the area, and 1000x the volume of traditional Wi-Fi solutions.
Quectel Wireless Solutions has launched its FGH100M Wi-Fi HaLow module, based on Morse Micro’s MM6108 Wi-Fi HaLow System on Chip, to enable long-range data transmission and low power consumption for a variety of internet of things (IoT) applications. The module operates in the Sub-1 GHz range, which is ideal for IoT as it provides coverage over a one-kilometre radius, enabling users to control devices both indoors and outdoors. The FGH100M is able to support coin cell battery devices operating for months or years, which is critical for use cases such as smart sensors and condition monitoring. The module’s ultra-compact size optimises end-product size and design cost, and it is compliant with IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi standard.
Morse Micro has partnered with AzureWave Technologies to design and manufacture two Wi-Fi HaLow modules, including the smallest 13mm x 13mm module available in the market. Both module designs are anchored by Morse Micro’s MM6108 microchip, which is the smallest, fastest, and lowest power Wi-Fi HaLow SoC in the industry, providing 10 times the range of traditional Wi-Fi solutions. Morse Micro is developing evaluation platforms that incorporate these modules for customers. The partnership is expected to scale and accelerate the deployment of Wi-Fi HaLow solutions globally for IoT and consumer electronics applications. The modules are available for purchase directly through AzureWave.
Morse Micro and Chicony Electronics have announced a partnership to introduce Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow IP cameras to the market. The new IoT security cameras will significantly enhance the range and reliability of camera equipment through cutting-edge wireless technology. The cameras will have ten times the range of traditional Wi-Fi 6 cameras that operate at 2.4GHz and 5GHz by incorporating Wi-Fi HaLow technology that operates at frequencies below 1GHz, allowing for better Wi-Fi penetration through walls and other obstacles. These wireless cameras will be able to run for years due to their ultra-low power consumption.