imec’s ULPWIFI Radio is a pre-standard design for the upcoming IEEE 802.11ah standard (draft D5.0) and supports the mandatory 1MHz and 2MHz channel modes, optimized for low power as well as extended range. Its RF and analog design (including ADC) is implemented on chip, and its digital baseband is implemented in FPGA. OFDM-based BPSK/QPSK/QAM16 modes are supported. It achieves excellent performance at ultra low power consumption and operates in the sub-1GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) and short-range devices (SRD) bands, from 863MHz to 930MHz.
- IEEE 802.11ah (Sub-1GHz) Wi-Fi support
- 0.15-3.9Mbps PHY data rates
- 4.0mW Tx; 7.5mW Rx for 8dBm peak output power
- Whitebox IP license (including CDS, schematic, layout, extracted, testbenches, scripts, matlab model, a.o. ) with technology transfer training and support
- Data processing
- Consumer Electronics
- Industrial and medical