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WiFi, ZigBee IP meshed into Gainspan's latest SoC

12 Mar 2013

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Wi-Fi semiconductor products and solutions provider Gainspan has recently unveiled the GS2000 system on chip (SoC). The company's latest product is outfitted with two dual-core ARM Cortex-M3 processors and embedded networking software stacks. It combines two low-power wireless technologies on a single silicon die: WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) and ZigBee IP (IEEE 802.15.4).

GainSpan reports that the GS2000 provides ultra low power consumption for years of battery life. In addition to multi-standard RF and both 802.11b/g/n and 802.15.4 PHY/MAC functions, the GS2000 furnishes a hardware crypto engine for high-layer network security and authentication. Multiple I/Os, including SPI, UART, SDIO, PWM, I2C, I2S, ADC, DAC, and GPIO, ease system integration.

By incorporating the two wireless Home Area Network standards, which support both IPv4 and IPv6 devices, the GS2000 extends Internet connectivity wherever there is a WiFi access point or hotspot. It also leverages the key benefits of each technology—the high data rates and widespread availability of WiFi, along with the small channelisation and meshing capability of ZigBee IP.

Datasheet for the GS2000 SoC is available here.

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