LGA Module (AA1)

16 mm x 27 mm

RS9116N-SB00-AA1 Single-band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Dual-mode Bluetooth 5


Redpine Signals' RS9116 single band AA1 module provides a comprehensive multi-protocol wireless connectivity solution including 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), dual-mode Bluetooth 5. The modules 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®.

Design Diagram

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  • Compliant to single-spatial stream IEEE 802.11 b/g/n with single band support
  • Support for 20 MHz channel bandwidth
  • Transmit power up to +18 dBm with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity as low as -96 dBm
  • Data Rates:- 802.11b: Upto11 Mbps ; 802.11g: Upto54 Mbps ; 802.11n: MCS0 to MCS7
  • Operating Frequency Range:- 2412 MHz – 2484 MHz
  • Transmit power up to +16 dBm with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity:- LE: -92 dBm, LR 125 Kbps: 102 dBm
  • Compliant to dual-mode Bluetooth 5
  • <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
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2 / 5.0
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps and Long Range modes
  • Bluetooth Low Energy Secure connections
  • Bluetooth Low Energy supports central role and peripheral role concurrently.
  • Bluetooth auto rate and auto TX power adaptation
  • Scatternet* with two slave roles while still being visible.
RF Features
  • Integrated baseband processor with calibration memory, RF transceiver, high-power amplifier, balun and T/R switch
  • Integrated Antenna and u.FL connector
  • Diversity is supported
Power Consumption
  • Wi-Fi Standby Associated mode current: 50uA @ 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)
  • Small Form Factor: 27 x 16 x 3.1 mm
Evaluation Kit
  • Single Band EVK: RS9116X-SB-EVK1
Software Operating Modes
  • Hosted mode (n-LinkTM): Wi-Fi stack, Bluetooth stack and profiles and all network stacks reside on the host processor
  • Embedded mode (WiSeConnectTM): Wi-Fi stack, TCP/IP stack, IP modules, Bluetooth stack and some profiles reside in RS9116; Some of the Bluetooth profiles reside in the host processor
Hosted Mode (n-LinkTM)
  • Available host interfaces: SDIO 2.0 and USB HS
  • Application data throughput up to 50 Mbps (Hosted Mode) in 802.11n with 20MHz bandwidth.
  • Host drivers for Linux
  • Support for Client mode, Access point mode (Upto 16 clients), Concurrent Client and Access Point mode, Enterprise Security
  • Support for concurrent Wi-Fi, dual-mode Bluetooth 5
Embedded Mode (WiSeConnectTM)
  • Available host interface: UART, SPI, SDIO*, and USB CDC
  • TCP throughput > 20Mbps over SDIO host interface with 20 MHz bandwidth
  • Support for Embedded Client mode, Access Point mode (Upto 8 clients), Concurrent Client and Access Point mode, and Enterprise Security
  • Supports advanced security features: WPA/WPA2Personal and Enterprise*
  • Integrated TCP/IP stack (IPV4/IPV6), HTTP/HTTPS, DHCP, ICMP, SSL 3.0/TLS1.2, WebSockets, IGMP, DNS, DNS-SD, SNMP, FTP Client, MQTT*
  • Bluetooth inbuilt stack support for L2CAP, RFCOMM, SDP, SPP, GAP
  • Bluetooth profile support* for GAP, SDP, L2CAP, RFCOMM, SPP, GATT, PBAP
  • Wireless firmware upgrade and provisioning
  • Support for concurrent Wi-Fi, dual-mode Bluetooth 5
Wireless Co-Existence Modes
  • Wi-Fi Access Point, Wi-Fi Client
  • Wi-Fi Access Point + Wi-Fi Client
  • Wi-Fi (Client / AP) + Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi (Client / AP) + Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Wi-Fi (Client) + Bluetooth 5 + Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Accelerators: AES128/256 in Embeded Mode
  • WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise for Client*
  • Secure Firmware upgrade* with backup
Software and Regulatory Certification
  • Wi-Fi Alliance*
  • Bluetooth Qualification*
  • Regulatory certifications (FCC, IC, CE/ETSI, TELEC)*

* For detailed list of Software features, and available profiles, please refer the Software Reference Manuals, or, Contact Silicon Labs for availability.


  • 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 AA1 Connectivity Module Datasheet PDF v1.0.7 2.78 MB Sep 2020

EVK Resources

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

Hardware Resources

Title Type Version Size Date
3D Models Dimensions
RS9116-AA1 ZIP 2.39 MB Jan 2019
RS9116-AA1 ZIP 2.43 KB Jun 2019

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
IC ZIP 17.03 MB Mar 2019
BTSIG Certification ZIP 504.54 KB Jul 2019
CE ETSI RED ZIP 8.83 MB Nov 2019
TELEC ZIP 231.16 KB Apr 2019
RoHS REACH ZIP 358.88 KB Nov 2019
FCC ZIP 10.84 MB Mar 2019