LGA Module (MB0)
22 x 30 x 3.75 mm

RS9116N-DB00-MB0 Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Dual-mode Bluetooth 5


Redpine Signals' RS9116 dual band MB0 module provide a comprehensive multi-protocol wireless connectivity solution including 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), 802.11j and dual-mode Bluetooth 5. The module is a SDIO based card solution designed as per PCIe M.2 specification. It is compliant to M.2 2230 E-Key standard. 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 BT 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
  • BT LE 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps and Long Range modes
  • BLE Secure connections
  • BLE supports 8 center roles and 2 peripheral roles concurrently.
  • BT auto rate and auto TX power adaptation
  • Piconet with Seven active logical links. Scatternet with two slave roles while still being visible.
  • BT inbuilt stack support for L2CAP, AVDTP, AVCTP, RFCOMM, SDP, ATT, SMP
  • BT 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)
  • 30 x 22 x 3.75 mm
Evaluation Kit
  • Dual Band EVK: RS9116X-DB-EVK1
Development Environment
  • Redpine SmartStudio unified development platform
Hosted Mode (n-Link)
  • Host interfaces: SDIO 2.0
  • Supported Peripherals: I2S, PCM, I2C, LED and UART debug interface
  • 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
  • Supports Wireless disable
Wireless Co-Existence Modes
  • Wi-Fi Access Point + Wi-Fi Client
  • Wi-Fi Access Point + BLE
  • Wi-Fi Client + Bluetooth Classic (EDR v 2.1)

  • 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


  • Home Automation
  • Smart Audio
  • Wearables & Fitness
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Industrial Automation
  • Healthcare

Product Brief

Title Type Size Date
PDF 1190 KB Apr 2019


Title Type Version Size Date
PDF v1.0.1 1885 KB Jun 2019

EVK Resources

Title Type Version Size Date
PDF v1.5 2197 KB Apr 2019

Hardware Resources

Title Type Version Size Date
Certifications and Declarations
PDF v1.2 428 KB May 2019
Zip 10305 KB Mar 2019
Zip 36,496 KB Mar 2019
Zip 39,810 KB Mar 2019
Zip 247 KB May 2019
Zip 242 KB Mar 2019
Zip 505 KB Jul 2019

Software Resources

Title Type Version Size Date
PDF v1.4 220 KB May 2019
PDF v1.9 1.90 MB May 2019
PDF v1.6 32.2 MB May 2019
PDF v1.7 2.16 MB May 2019
xlsx v1.1.0 261 KB May 2019

Tools & Softwares

For RS9116 n-Link Linux/Windows/Android software package, please click here

RS9116 EVKs

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