RS9116 SoC & Modules

Redpine Signals' RS9116 family of SoCs and modules provides a comprehensive multi-protocol wireless connectivity solution including 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), 802.11j, dual-mode Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4 (capable of running Thread or ZigBee®).

Solution Highlights

  • Co-existence of multiple wireless protocols managed by an internal protocol arbitration manager
  • Ultra-low power consumption with multiple power modes to reduce the system energy consumption
  • Multiple levels of security including FIPS 140-2 and PUF (Physically Unclonable Function) to create a highly secure system
  • Fully integrated and wireless certified modules with multiple sizes as small as 4.63 mm x 7.90 mm
  • Multiple software architectures (hosted and embedded) and host interfaces (SDIO, USB, SPI, UART) for easy integration with different processor families and operating systems
  • Footprint compatible single band and dual band modules as well as hosted and embedded modules for easy migration within the product family
  • Leading edge RF performance providing long range and higher throughputs

System diagram

Wi-Fi®
  • Compliant to single-spatial stream IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11j (hosted mode) with dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) support
  • Support for 20 MHz and 40 MHz channel bandwidths
  • Transmit power up to +20 dBm1 with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity as low as -97 dBm1
  • Application data throughput up to 100 Mbps1 (Hosted Mode) in 802.11n with 40 MHz bandwidth and up to 50 Mbps with 20 MHz bandwidth
  • Application data throughput up to 90 Mbps1 (Embedded Mode) with 40 MHz bandwidth and up to 40 Mbps1 with 20 MHz bandwidth
Bluetooth
  • Compliant to dual-mode Bluetooth 5
  • Transmit power up to +20 dBm1 with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity as low as -104 dBm1
  • Data rates: 125 kbps, 500 kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 3 Mbps
802.15.4
  • Compliant to IEEE 802.15.4, 2.4 GHz
  • Transmit power up to +20 dBm1 with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity of -102 dBm1
Wake-Fi™ 2
  • Ultra-low power wake-up receiver with secure wakeup pattern to prevent battery drain attack
RF Features
  • Integrated baseband processor with calibration memory, RF transceiver, high-power amplifier, balun, T/R switch and flash memory
  • Dual external antenna (diversity supported)
Operating Modes
  • Hosted mode (n-Link™): Wi-Fi stack, Bluetooth stack and profiles, ZigBee stack and profiles, Thread stack and all network stacks reside on the host processor
  • Embedded mode (WiSeConnect™): Wi-Fi stack, TCP/IP Stack, IP module, Bluetooth stack and ZigBee PRO stack reside in RS9116W; Some of Bluetooth profiles and all of Zigbee profiles reside in host processor
Hosted Mode (n-Link™)
  • Available host interfaces: SDIO 2.0 and USB HS
  • Host drivers for Linux, Android™, and Windows®
  • Support for Client mode, Access point mode, Wi-Fi Direct, Concurrent client and access point mode, Enterprise Security
  • Support for concurrent Wi-Fi, dual-mode Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.42
  • Support for multiple Virtual Access Points
Embedded Mode (WiSeConnect™)
  • Available host interface: UART, SPI, SDIO, USB HS, and USB HS CDC
  • Support for Embedded Client mode, Access Point mode, Wi-Fi Direct and Enterprise Security
  • Supports advanced security features: WPA/WPA2-Personal and Enterprise (EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP, EAP-LEAP, PEP-MSCHAP-V2)
  • Integrated TCP/IP stack (IPV4/IPV6), HTTP/HTTPS, DHCP, ICMP, SSL 3.0/TLS1.2, WebSockets, IGMP, DNS, DNS-SD, SNMP, FTP Client
  • BT profile support2 for SPP, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, PBAP, IAP, GAP, SDP, L2CAP, RFCOMM, GATT, IAP1, IAP2
  • Wireless firmware upgrade and provisioning
  • Support for concurrent Wi-Fi, dual-mode Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.42
Security
  • HW device identity and key storage with PUF
  • Accelerators: AES128/256, SHA256/384/512, RSA, ECC, ECDH, RNG, CRC
Power Consumption
  • Wi-Fi standby associated current of < 50 uA1 (2.4 GHz)
  • Wi-Fi tx current = 220 mA1, rx current of 40 mA1(2.4 GHz)
  • <5 mA1 transmit current in BT 5 mode, 0 dBm output power, 2 Mbps data rate
Software and Regulatory Certifications
  • Wi-Fi Alliance2
  • ZigBee Certification2, Bluetooth Qualification2
  • FIPS 140-2 Certification2
  • Regulatory certifications (FCC, IC, CE, ETSI, TELEC)2
Operating Conditions
  • Single supply: 2.1 to 3.6 V or 1.85 V
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C (Industrial Grade)
Packages
  • Module packages with and without antenna
  • SoC packages: WLCSP, QFN and BGA
Evaluation Kit:
  • Single band P/N: RS9116X-SB-EVK1
  • Dual band P/N: RS9116X-DB-EVK1
Package Code Package Type Dimensions (mm) Frequency Band Integrated Antenna Note
AA0 LGA,101 14 x 15 x 2.1 Single Band (2.4 GHz) No RS9113 compatible
AB0 LGA, 101 14 x 15 x 2.1 Dual Band (2.4 / 5 GHz) No RS9113 compatible
AA1 LGA,79 16 x 27 x 3.1 Single Band (2.4 GHz) Yes RS9113 compatible
AB1 LGA,79 16 x 27 x 3.1 Dual Band (2.4 / 5 GHz) Yes RS9113 compatible
CA0 LGA,173 9.1 x 9.8 x 1.2 Single Band (2.4 GHz) No  
CC0 LGA,173 9.1 x 9.8 x 1.2 Dual Band (2.4 / 5 GHz) No  
CA1 LGA,107 15.70 x 15.0 x 2.2 Single Band (2.4 GHz) Yes  
CC1 LGA,107 15.70 x 15.0 x 2.2 Dual Band (2.4 / 5 GHz) Yes  
B00 LGA,126 4.63 x 7.90 x 1.2 Single Band (2.4 GHz) No  
MB0 M.2, TBD 23 x 30 Dual Band (2.4 / 5 GHz) No (u.FL connectors)  
HB0 Half Mini PCIe Card, 52 30 x 26.8 Dual Band (2.4 / 5 GHz) No (u.FL connectors) USB interface
Package Code Type of Package Dimensions, Pitch (mm) Frequency Band
WMS WLCSP, 79 3.51 x 3.60 x 0.5, 0.4 Single Band (2.4 GHz)
QMS QFN, 84 7 x 7 x 0.85, 0.5 Single Band (2.4 GHz)
BTS BGA, 196 6 x 6.3 x 0.9, 0.5 Single Band (2.4 GHz)
Part Number Wireless SoC Packages (ppg) Module Packages (ppg)
RS9116X-SB00-ppg SBW+BT5 QMS, WMS, BTS AA0, AA1, CA0, CA1, B00
RS9116X-SBT0-ppg SBW+BT5+ZB/THR QMS, WMS, BTS AA0, AA1, CA0, CA1, B00
RS9116X-SBT1-ppg SBW+BT5+ZB/THR+Wake-Fi QMS, WMS, BTS AA0, AA1, CA0, CA1, B00
RS9116X-DB00-ppg DBW+BT5 None AB0, AB1, CC0, CC1, MB0, HB0
RS9116X-DB01-ppg DBW+BT5+ Wake-Fi None AB0, AB1, CC0, CC1, MB0, HB0
RS9116X-DBT0-ppg DBW+BT5+ZB/THR None AB0, AB1, CC0, CC1, MB0, HB0
RS9116X-DBT1-ppg DBW+BT5+ZB/THR+Wake-Fi None AB0, AB1, CC0, CC1, MB0, HB0

Note:
Replace 'X' with 'N' for n-Link and 'W' for WiSeConnect; Replace 'ppg' with desired SoC / Module Packages code;
SBW: Single Band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz); DBW: Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4/5 GHz); ZB: ZigBee; THR: Thread

1: Subject to change. Contact Redpine Signals for final numbers.
2:Contact Redpine for availability