3.51 mm X 3.60 mm

RS9116W-SB00-QMS/WMS Single-band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Dual-mode Bluetooth 5


Redpine Signals' RS9116 single band QMS and WMS SoCs provide a comprehensive multi-protocol wireless connectivity solution including 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), 802.11j, dual-mode Bluetooth 5. The SoCs offers high throughput, extended range with power-optimized performance. The SoCs are FCC, IC, and ETSI/CE certified. Redpine offers drivers for highlevel operating systems such as Linux® and Android™.

Design Diagram

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  • Compliant to single-spatial stream IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, 802.11j with single band support
  • Support for 20 MHz and 40 MHz channel bandwidths
  • Transmit power up to +21 dBm with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity as low as -98.5 dBm
  • Data Rates:- 802.11b: Up to 11 Mbps ; 802.11g: Upto54 Mbps ; 802.11n: MCS0 to MCS7
  • Operating Frequency Range:- 2412 MHz - 2484 MHz
  • Compliant to dual-mode Bluetooth 5
  • Transmit power up to +20 dBm with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity:- LE: -96 dBm, LR 125 Kbps: -102 dBm1
  • <5 mA1 transmit current in Bluetooth 5 mode, 2 Mbps data rate
  • Data rates: 125 kbps, 500 kbps, 1 Mbps, 2Mbps, 3 Mbps
  • Operating Frequency Range:- 2.402 GHz - 2.480 GHz
  • EDR+2.1, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2 and 5.0
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps and Long Range modes
  • Bluetooth Low Energy Secure connections
  • Bluetooth Low Energy supports 8 center roles and 2 peripheral roles concurrently.
  • Bluetooth auto rate and auto TX power adaptation
  • Piconet with Seven active logical links. Scatternet with two slave roles while still being visible.
  • Bluetooth inbuilt stack support for L2CAP, AVDTP, AVCTP, RFCOMM, SDP, ATT, SMP
  • Bluetooth profile support for SPP, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, PBAP, IAP, GAP, GATT, IAP1, IAP2, HID
RF Features
  • Integrated baseband processor with calibration memory, RF transceiver, high-power amplifier, balun and T/R switch
  • Dual external antenna (diversity supported)
Power Consumption
  • Wi-Fi Standby Associated mode current: 40uA @ 1- second beacon listen interval
  • Wi-Fi 1 Mbps Listen current: 14mA
  • Wi-Fi LP chain Rx current: 19mA
  • Deep sleep current <1uA, Standby current (RAM retention) < 10uA
Operating Conditions
  • Wide operating supply range: 1.75 V to 3.63 V
  • Operating temperature: -40ºC to +85ºC (Industrial grade)

WMS: 3.5 mm x 3.6 mm x 0.5 mm, QMS: 7 mm x 7 mm x 0.85 mm

Evaluation Kit
  • Single Band EVK: RS9116X-SB-EVK1
Embedded Mode (WiSeConnect™)
  • Embedded mode (WiSeConnect™): Wi-Fi stack, TCP/IP stack, IP modules, Bluetooth stack reside in RS9116W; Some of Bluetooth profiles reside in the host processor
  • Available host interface: UART, SDIO, SPI, USB HS, and USB HS CDC
  • Supported Peripherals: I2S, PCM, I2C, LED and UART debug interface
  • TCP throughput > 40Mbps, TCP+TLS 1.2 throughput > 20Mbps over SDIO and USB host interfaces with 20 MHz bandwidth
  • Support for Embedded Client mode, Access Point mode (Up to 16 clients), Concurrent Client and Access Point mode, Wi-Fi Direct and Enterprise Security
  • Supports advanced security features: WPA/WPA2- Personal and Enterprise (EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, EAPTTLS, EAP-PEAP, EAP-LEAP, PEAP-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
  • Bluetooth profile support for SPP, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, PBAP, IAP, GAP, SDP, RFCOMM, GATT, IAP1, IAP2, HID
  • Wireless firmware upgrade and provisioning
Wireless Co-Existence Modes
  • Wi-Fi Access Point + Wi-Fi Client
  • Wi-Fi Client + Bluetooth Classic (EDR v 2.1)
  • Wi-Fi Client + Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Wi-Fi Acess Point + Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Hardware device identity and key storage with PUF based secure Roots-of-trust (RoT)
  • Accelerators: AES128/256, SHA256/384/512, HMAC, RSA, ECC, ECDH, RNG, CRC
  • WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise for Client, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, EAP-TTLS, PEAPMSCHAP- v2
  • True Random Number Generator
  • Secure Boot
  • Secure Firmware upgrade with backup
  • FIPS140-2 compliant
Software and Regulatory Certification
  • Wi-Fi Alliance1
  • Bluetooth Qualification1
  • FIPS 140-2 Certification1
  • Regulatory certifications (FCC, IC, ETSI/CE, TELEC)1


  • SmartWatches
  • Wristbands
  • Fitness Monitors
  • Headsets
  • Hearables
  • Smart Glasses, etc

  • Smart Locks
  • Motion/Entrance Sensors
  • Water Leak sensors
  • Smart plugs /switches
  • LED lights
  • Door-bell cameras
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Thermostats
  • Consumer Security cameras
  • Voice Assistants, etc
Other consumer applications:
  • Toys
  • Anti-theft tags
  • Smart dispensers
  • Weighing scales
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Blood sugar monitors
  • Portable cameras, etc
Other Applications (Medical, Industrial, Retail, Agricultural, Smart-City, etc.):
  • Healthcare Tags
  • Medical patches/pills
  • Infusion pumps
  • Sensors/actuators in Manufacturing
  • Electronic Shelf labels
  • Agricultural sensors
  • Product tracking tags
  • Smart Meters
  • Parking sensors
  • Street LED lighting
  • Automotive After-market
  • Security Cameras, etc

Product Brief

Title Type Size Date
RS9116 Product brief PDF 1.19 MB Apr 2020


Title Type Version Size Date
RS9116 Connectivity SoC Datasheet PDF v1.0.7 2.48 MB Jul 2020

EVK Resources

Title Type Version Size Date
RS9116 WiSeConnect EVK UserGuide PDF v1.6 13.95 MB May 2020
RS9116 WiSeConnect EVK Application notes PDF v1.1 4.91 MB Feb 2020

Hardware Resources

Title Type Version Size Date
3D Models Dimensions
RS9116-QMS ZIP 796.48 KB Mar 2019
RS9116-WMS ZIP 1.14 MB May 2019
RS9116-QMS ZIP 2.79 KB Jun 2019

Software Resources

Title Type Version Size Date
Redpine SAPI Porting Guide PDF v1.5 233.53 KB May 2020
RS9116 Wireless SAPI Examples PDF v1.19 36.00 MB May 2020
RS9116 Wireless SAPI Manual PDF v1.16 2.45 MB May 2020
RS9116 TCP IP Feature Selection xlsx v1.2.0 262.00 KB Sep 2019
BLE Software Programming Reference_Manual (PRM) PDF v1.11 3.36 MB Apr 2020
Embedded BT Classic Software Programming Reference Manual(PRM) PDF v1.12 5.04 MB Feb 2020
Embedded WLAN Software Programming Reference Manual(PRM) PDF v1.18 7.07 MB May 2020
RS9113 to RS9116 Migration Guide PDF v1.2 1.23 MB Dec 2019

Tools & Softwares

Title Type Size Date
RS9116.NB0.WC.GENR.OSI. ZIP 121.33 MB Jun 2020


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RS9116X-SB-EVK1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5 RS9116 WiSeConnect EVK Quick Start Guide Single Band Antenna and u.FL Connector Contact us
RS9116X-DB-EVK1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5 RS9116 WiSeConnect EVK Quick Start Guide Dual Band Antenna and u.FL Connector Contact us