Nordic Semiconductor nRF7002 companion WiFi chipset at Embedded World 2023 #ew23

Posted by – March 29, 2023
Category: Exclusive videos

Nordic Semiconductor shows their newest Wi-Fi companion chipset, the nRF7002, which has been out for a couple of months. Nordic specializes in low-power wireless devices and with the Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, the nRF7002 is their lowest power Wi-Fi solution ever. The nRF7002 does not have its own controller and is mostly used next to their multi-protocol socs to add Wi-Fi capabilities to existing products. The video demonstrates the power-saving feature of Target Wake Time, which allows negotiation of a wake-up schedule with the access point, resulting in a lower power consumption of 80 microamps compared to the normal power-saving mode, which averages around 32 milliamps. Nordic’s nRF7002 is potentially the lowest power Wi-Fi solution ever and is of great interest to the embedded world. The video also showcases the nRF7002 in a fan-style module with integrated Wi-Fi, zigbee, thread, and NFC capabilities. (chatgpt generated paragraph based on auto subtitle)

The nRF7002 is a companion IC, providing seamless Wi-Fi connectivity and Wi-Fi-based locationing (SSID sniffing of local Wi-Fi hubs). It is designed to be used alongside Nordic’s existing nRF52® and nRF53® Series Bluetooth Systems-on-Chip (SoCs), and nRF91® Series cellular IoT Systems-in-Package (SiPs). The nRF7002 can also be used in conjunction with non-Nordic host devices.

The nRF7002 is the first device in our portfolio of unique Wi-Fi products that will combine seamlessly with Nordic’s existing ultra-low power technologies. Nordic brings their decades of ultra-low-power wireless IoT and silicon design expertise to Wi-Fi. With Wi-Fi 6 we bring added benefits to IoT applications including further efficiency gains that support long-life, battery-powered Wi-Fi operation.

With Wi-Fi 6 we will support all wireless protocols used in Matter, Bluetooth LE for commissioning, Thread for low power mesh, and Wi-Fi for high-throughput. Matter is a protocol championed by Apple, Amazon, Google, Nordic Semiconductor, Samsung, and hundreds of other companies in consumer IoT.

filmed at Embedded World 2023 in Nuremberg Germany

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