Synaptics Incorporated announced the expansion of its industry-leading wireless connectivity family for the Internet of Things (IoT) with the introduction of the SYN43711. This Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 combo system-on-chip (SoC) adds to the portfolio of products tailored for the high-performance segment of the market. The SYN43711 explicitly targets use cases that demand superior Wi-Fi throughput and range with seamless network interoperability. Specific applications include high-end home appliances, surveillance cameras, robots, and other consumer, industrial, and enterprise systems.
The SYN43711 is a single-stream (1×1, 600 Mbps) device that complements Synaptics’ dual-stream (2×2, 1200 Mbps) SYN43756E and award-winning Triple Combo(SYN438x series). The SYN43711 gives customers a more cost-effective, small-form-factor option.
Innovations include support for Wi-Fi Sensing, using a proprietary algorithm to analyze Channel State Information (CSI). The algorithm allows any Wi-Fi-connected embedded device to detect the presence of humans, estimate their motion, approximate their location, and sense subtle gestures and movements, like breathing.
The SYN43711 operates in the 2.4, 5, and 6 GHz bands and features Synaptics’ Smart Co-Ex technology for unmatched Wi-Fi/Bluetooth coexistence. It is IEEE 802.11ax compliant and supports Bluetooth 5.3 with LE Audio for multiple concurrent Bluetooth connections and audio streams, including Auracast. A shared Wi-Fi and Bluetooth receive signal path eliminates the need for an external RF switch while maintaining high sensitivity.
The SYN43711 is available in the two most widely used WLBGA packages: standard and plated-through-hole (PTH) compatible. PTH lowers PCB implementation costs.
Synaptics’ SYN43711 is sampling to key customers now, with production quantities available in Q1, 2024.