Wi2Wi announces WC7220B0 the Best in Class Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Module
TORONTO, ON /May 29, 2017 / Wi2Wi Corporation ("Wi2Wi" or the "Company"), a leading global developer and manufacturer of end to end Wireless Connectivity Solutions, high precision Frequency Control, Timing, and Microwave Filter devices, is pleased to announce WC7220B0, an Ultra-Small, Ultra-Low Power High Performance Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module, from its MCU Embedded (ME) family of products.
“WC7220B0 is an exciting addition to Wi2Wi's rich connectivity product portfolio addressing the integration demand for best in class performance in an ultra-small package footprint in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT/M2M) markets. The microcontroller embedded WC7220B0 provides plug and play Bluetooth LE integration to the end customer systems. Adopting this module in their end systems will substantially reduce the end customer’s time to market overall product development cost. The Company will continue to focus on releasing cost effective, best in class plug and play wireless connectivity solutions to support the ever growing demand of the IoT and IIoT markets.” said Michael Sonnenreich, Chairman of the Board.
“WC7220B0 answers industry’s demand for ultra-small and ultra-low power cost effective plug and play Bluetooth LE module demand for various sensor applications in the IoT and IIoT markets. This is our fifth new product this year and is an example of how the Company is creating simplicity and ease of use to enhance our customers’ products. The Company continue its focus in developing best in class products from both wireless connectivity and Frequency Control product lines. ” said Zachariah Mathews, President and CEO of Wi2Wi.
WC7220B0 from Wi2Wi's MCU Embedded (ME) Series is a Host-Less Single-Mode Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.1/Bluetooth Smart) module with integrated chip antenna and has industry’s highest level integration that provides best in class features, performance and functionality. This self-contained Bluetooth LE module with integrated microcontroller, embedded BT LE 4.1 stack and application profiles enables the end system connect to any smartphone, tablet or any other BLE enabled devices in a Personal Area Network (PAN). WC7220B0 BLE module is a fully integrated subsystem that includes MCU, MAC, baseband, RF front-end, LNA, PA, crystals, filter, antenna and EEPROM. This ultra-low power BLE module with multiple Power-down modes consumes as low as nano amps which provides excellent battery life and can be powered with a small coin cell battery like CR2032. Extra memory in WC7220B0 enable the system developers to write user application programs in the module and eliminate the need for any external Microcontroller. This module provides multiple interfaces such as UART and I2C. GPIOs with Analog, Digital and PWM functionality are also available to communicate with external multiple peripherals and sensors. WC7220B0 is ideal for various sensor applications in the Smart Health, Smart Home, Smart Energy, Internet enabled devices and various sensor applications in Smart Manufacturing.
The module is being certified for FCC, CE, and IC and comes with out of the box integration tools with all the required protocol stacks, extensive software libraries including cloud access support and sample applications. Samples and Development kits are available upon request.
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About IoT and M2M
Essentially, IoT and M2M describethe network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. Driven by several factors including the growth in the availability of Broadband Internet, which reduces the cost of connecting, and the related increase in Wi-Fi capabilities as well as sensors built into myriad technologies, this has been described as the “perfect storm” for the IoT. Almost any device with an on and off switch that can be connected to the Internet (and/or to each other) – anything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices, cars, as well as machine components in the engine of a jet airplane or the drill of an oil rig. According to analyst firm Gartner, by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices. Others think this figure could be too conservative by a factor of four.
About Wi2Wi Corporation
Wi2Wi is a vertically-integrated technology company which designs, manufactures and markets high performance, low power wireless connectivity solutions, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) modules, and frequency control devices. The Company's products and services address numerous applications in the markets of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M), Avionics, Space, and Government Sponsored Projects. Wi2Wi's products and value-added services provide highly integrated, rugged, robust, and reliable multiprotocol wireless actuators with embedded software, along with customized timing and frequency control devices for customers, worldwide. The Company was founded in 2005 and is strategically headquartered in San Jose, California with satellite offices in Middleton, Wisconsin and Hyderabad, India. Wi2Wi's manufacturing operations, its laboratory for reliability and quality control, together with design and engineering for timing and frequency control devices are located in Middleton, WI. The branch office, located in Hyderabad, India, focuses on the development of wireless connectivity; both hardware and software. Wi2Wi's strategic objective is to service the unique needs of each customer by providing end to end wireless integration solutions and highly customizable timing and frequency control devices. Wi2Wi distinguishes itself from commodity grade products, with best in the market performance, highly reliable, low power wireless connectivity products with integrated software that supports broader temperature ranges and a longer product life cycle. Furthermore, Wi2Wi's end to end product solutions helps the customer substantially reduce their end product expense, certification cost, and overall R&D investment, in addition to substantially reducing the time to market. Wi2Wi has partnered with best in class global leaders in technology, manufacturing, and sales. The Company uses a wide network of manufacturer's representatives, worldwide, to promote its products and services, and has partnered with world class distributors for the fulfillment of orders along with direct sales.
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