Redpine Signals Launches WiSeMCU Module, World's First Wireless MCU Module With Multiple Wireless Protocol Support

By CIOReview | Monday, February 29, 2016
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BENGALURU: In December last year San Jose headquartered Redpine Signals rolled out WiSeMCU module, its wireless microcontroller module for the IoT space. The WiSeMCU is the world’s first wireless MCU module with built-in support for multiple wireless protocols including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy, and ZigBee. The WiSeMCU module family comprises of RS10001, RS10002 and RS10003.

The RS10001, is the world's smallest (8.6 x 8.6 mm) wireless MCU with single-band Wi-Fi, dual-mode BT, ZigBee and a 100 MHz ARM Cortex M4. The RS10002 is also a single band wireless MCU module and is footprint compatible with Redpine’s RS9113 modules.  The RS10003 on the other hand is a dual-band wireless MCU powered by 160MHz ARM Cortex M4 and comes equipped with a higher memory capacity of 1MB flash.

The WiSeMCU module family is fully certified and comes armed with advanced security mechanisms such as tamper-proofing and Physically Unclonable Function (PUF). The module has deep power modes with less than 100nA power draw rendering multi-year battery life. The module family features wireless and networking stacks which include embedded WLAN stack, TCP/IP stack with SSL/TLS/HTTPS security, Bluetooth Stack and ZigBee Pro Stack. The WiSeMCU module is a high performance MCU module capable of energy-efficient and bandwidth-efficient data transfers.

The WiSeMCU modules can be directly integrated into form-factor designs, prototyping with SDK or through the WyzBee IoT platform. External peripherals can be accommodated within expansion headers available in the development platforms. Application development is supported with a choice of development environments – IAR, Keil, and the free CoIDE from CooCox.

Complementing their product, Redpine also offers a comprehensive development kit supported by extensive software libraries, example projects, cloud access and support for multiple development environments. Redpine’s development of MCU modules with multi-protocol wireless support hold the potential to ease the process of building seamlessly connected next generation products.