GainSpan unites WiFi and ZigBee IP on one chip

-March 07, 2013

Outfitted with two dual-core ARM Cortex-M3 processors and embedded networking software stacks, the GS2000 SoC (system on chip) from GainSpan combines two low-power wireless technologies on a single silicon die: WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) and ZigBee IP (IEEE 802.15.4).

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 channelization and meshing capability of ZigBee IP.

GainSpan reports that the GS2000 provides ultralow power consumption for years of battery life. In addition to multistandard 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.

GS2000 SoC datasheet

GainSpan, www.gainspan.com

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