Redpine Signals has announced the launch of the world’s first wireless microcontroller module with built-in support for multiple wireless protocols including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy, and ZigBee. The WiSeMCU modules include the RS10001 – an ultra-small 8.6 x 8.6 mm wireless MCU with single-band Wi-Fi, dual-mode BT, ZigBee, and a 100 MHz ARM Cortex M4. By combining the processor with multi-protocol wireless support, Redpine Signals is making it easier for mobile and IoT product designers to build next-gen products with seamless connectivity.
The WiSeMCU module family is fully certified and comes with a comprehensive development kit with extensive software libraries, example projects, cloud access and support for multiple development environments.
WiSeMCU module family includes the wireless and networking stacks, advanced security including tamper-proof and clone-proof mechanisms, extremely deep power modes with less than 100nA power draw for IoT devices with multi-year battery life, and high wireless performance for energy-efficient and bandwidth-efficient data transfer. Integration of wireless interfaces to MCU in a module form not only saves cost of components for system designer but also a huge saving in development time for porting wireless drivers to the MCU platform.
The WiSeMCU modules support development paths that include direct integration into form-factor designs, prototyping with the WiSeMCU SDK, or prototyping through the WyzBee IoT platform. The modules run an embedded TCP/IP networking stack with SSL/TLS/HTTPS security, apart from complete Wi-Fi, BT 4.1, and ZigBee stacks. The development platforms contain expansion headers to accommodate external peripherals, and with the WyzBee platform, a number of peripherals – called ‘Things’ – are already available from Redpine. Application development is supported with a choice of development environments – IAR, Keil, and the free CoIDE from CooCox.