Aviacomm ARF3010 Hi-performance 802.11ah Sub-1GHz IoT Reference Design

RFMW Ltd., Announces Aviacomm Distribution AgreementSUNNYVALE and IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Aviacomm Inc, a leading developer of integrated RF (radio frequency) circuits and Newracom Inc., a wireless solutions innovator, have combined efforts to develop a high-performance IEEE 802.11ah modem for Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

The IEEE 802.11ah standard (called “HaLow”) extends the utility of the Wi-Fi standard by adding features designed to meet the unique requirements of M2M and IoT applications. HaLow uses lower frequencies (from 755MHz to 928MHz globally) which propagate better over distances and penetrate obstacles like doors and walls.
“We have worked closely with our customers to develop a reference design that meets all of their needs – delivering a complete high-performance solution that eases integration of the communication link into the IoT platform,” said Sok Kyu Lee, Newracom’s chief executive officer.  “Aviacomm has been a key partner in this effort, providing an RF transceiver having excellent performance.”
“Today M2M vendors must select from a complex array of standard and non-standard solutions, but the Wi-Fi Alliance offers a familiar and trusted approach with the availability of the new HaLow standard,” stated Chenyu Chang, CEO of Aviacomm.
Technical Highlights
Reference designs are available for both the AP (access point) and the client terminal.  The AP supports up to 8,000 terminals with bit rates from 150kbps up to 15Mbps using 1, 2, or 4MHz channel bandwidths. The client terminal supports bit rates from 150kBps up to 1.950Mbps.  These designs are optimized for cost and performance and comply with the latest IEEE 802.11ah standards.
Availability
The reference design, based on the Newracom NRC7271 802.11ah baseband IC and the Aviacomm ARF3010 RFIC will be available from Newracom this fall.

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