LGA Module (HB0)

26.8 X 30 x 4.75 mm

RS9116N-DB00-HB0 Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Dual-mode Bluetooth 5


Redpine Signals' RS9116 dual band HB0 module provide a comprehensive multi-protocol wireless connectivity solution including 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and dual-mode Bluetooth 5. The module is a USB based card solution designed a Mini PCIe Card form factor. The module offers high throughput, extended range with power-optimized performance. The modules are FCC, IC, and ETSI/CE certified. Redpine offers drivers for high-level operating systems such as Linux® and Android™.

Design Diagram

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  • Compliant to 1x1 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 +18dBm in 2 GHz and +13.5 dBm in 5 GHz
  • Receive sensitivity as low as -96 dBm in 2 GHz and - 89 dBm in 5 GHz
  • Data Rates:- 802.11b: Upto11 Mbps ; 802.11g/a:Up to 54 Mbps ; 802.11n: MCS0 to MCS7
  • Operating Frequency Range:- 2412 MHz - 2484 MHz, 4.9 GHz - 5.975 GHz
  • Compliant to dual-mode Bluetooth 5
  • Transmit power up to +17 dBm with integrated PA Receive sensitivity:- LE: -92 dBm, LR 125 Kbps: -103 dBm
  • <8 mA 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)
  • 26.8 x 30 x 4.75 mm
Evaluation Kit
  • Dual Band EVK: RS9116X-DB-EVK1
Hosted Mode (n-Link)
  • Host interfaces: USB 2.0
  • Application data throughput up to 100 Mbps (Hosted Mode) in 802.11n with 40MHz bandwidth and up to 50 Mbps with 20 MHz bandwidth
  • Host drivers for Linux, Android™, and Windows®
  • Support for Client mode, Access point mode (Up to 32 Clients), Wi-Fi Direct, Concurrent client and Access Point mode, Enterprise Security
  • Support for concurrent Wi-Fi, dual-mode Bluetooth 5
  • Support for multiple Virtual Access Points
Wireless Co-Existence Modes
  • Wi-Fi Access Point + Wi-Fi Client
  • Wi-Fi Access Point + Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Wi-Fi Client + Bluetooth Classic (EDR v 2.1)

  • Wi-Fi Client + 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, EAP-LEAP, PEAP-MSCHAP-v2
  • True Random Number Generator
  • Secure Boot
  • Secure Firmware upgrade with backup
  • FIPS140-2 compliant
Software and Regulatory Certification
  • Regulatory certifications (FCC, IC, ETSI/CE, TELEC)1
  • Wi-Fi Alliance1
  • Bluetooth Qualification1
  • FIPS 140-2 Certification1


  • SmartWatches
  • Wristbands
  • Fitness Monitors
  • 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-HB0-Connectivity-Module-Datasheet PDF v1.0 2.59 MB May 2019

EVK Resources

Title Type Version Size Date
RS9116 nLink EVK Software Quick Start Guide PDF v2.0 2.35 MB May 2020

Software Resources

Title Type Version Size Date
Redpine SAPI Porting Guide PDF v1.5 233.53 KB May 2020
RS9116 n-Link Linux Technical Reference Manual PDF v2.3 1.85 MB 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
RS9113 to RS9116 Migration Guide PDF v1.2 1.23 MB Dec 2019

Tools & Softwares

Title Type Size Date
RS9116.NB0.NL.GENR.LNX. ZIP 62.84 MB Jun 2020
RS911X.NB0.NL.GNU.LNX.2.0.RC4 (Open Source Driver (no SLA required)) ZIP 4.79 MB May 2020

RS9116 EVKs

Part Number Product Image Wireless Variant User Guides Frequency Band Integrated Antenna Buy Now
RS9116X-SB-EVK1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5 RS9116 n-Link EVK Software Quick Start Guide Single Band Antenna and u.FL Connector Contact us
RS9116X-DB-EVK1 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5 RS9116 n-Link EVK Software Quick Start Guide Dual Band Antenna and u.FL Connector Contact us

Certifications and Declarations

Title Type Version Size Date
Readme RS9116 Certification Cross Reference Guide PDF v1.2 427.96 KB May 2019
CE ETSI RED ZIP 10.06 MB Mar 2019
FCC ZIP 35.64 MB Mar 2019
TELEC ZIP 242.07 KB May 2019
RoHS REACH ZIP 358.88 KB Nov 2019
BTSIG Certification ZIP 504.54 KB Jul 2019