Atmel Expands SmartConnect Wireless Portfolio with a Cloud-Ready Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo Platform for IoT Applications

atmelAtmel announced the new SmartConnect WILC3000 and WINC3400. The WILC3000 and WINC3400 providing the highest IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n RF/Baseband/MAC and Bluetooth Smart Ready integration including Atmel’s patented adaptive co-existence engine.

The new, fully-integrated WILC3000 wireless link controller combines Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth Smart Ready technologies in an ultra-small 4.1×4.1mm Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP) with lower power consumption, along with Atmel’s patented adaptive co-existence engine, making it the ideal solution for IoT and wearable applications.  Atmel’s WILC3000 Wi-Fi solution offers multiple peripheral interfaces including UART, SPI, I2C, and SDIO, and along with the associated cloud-ready connectivity software, making it the perfect wireless connectivity companion to any microprocessor (MPU) running Android or Linux MPUs.

Atmel is also introducing the WINC3400 network controller featuring embedded flash memory which allows the device to host network services stack, Wi-Fi stack, and Bluetooth Smart profiles for rapid design development with no wireless expertise required from the designer. The WINC3400 can paired with any Atmel AVR® or Atmel | SMART MCUs.

Atmel’s new Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo solutions are optimized for low-power applications, supporting single-stream 802.11n mode providing up to 72 Mbps throughput allowing a broad range of use cases. Both products integrate a power amplifier, LNA, switch and power management unit providing developers with the highest level of integration together with the best link budget for maximum range.

The WILC3000 and WINC3400 provide the highest integration for a lower bill of material. The only external clock sources required is a high-speed crystal or oscillator with a wide range of reference clock frequencies supported (14-40 MHz) and a 32.768 kHz clock for sleep operation.

The WINC 3400 network controller offers an On-Chip Network Stack to minimize host CPU requirements. The Network features include TCP, UDP, DHCP, ARP, HTTP, SSL, and DNS. Additionally, the WINC3400 SiP includes Bluetooth Smart profiles allowing connection to advanced low energy applications such as smart energy, consumer wellness, home automation, security, proximity detection, entertainment, sports and fitness and automotive. It also supports Atmel’s cloud-ready software for simple cloud connectivity.

Features

IEEE 802.11 support

Both WILC3000 and WINC3400 feature:

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n RF/PHY/MAC SOCWINC3400 w/Chip Antenna and uFL
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (1×1) for up to 72 Mbps
  • Integrated PA and T/R Switch
  • Superior Sensitivity and Range via advanced PHY signal processing
  • Advanced Equalization and Channel Estimation
  • Advanced Carrier and Timing Synchronization
  • Wi-Fi Direct and Soft-AP support
  • Supports IEEE 802.11 WEP, WPA, WPA2 Security
  • Supports China WAPI security
  • Superior MAC throughput via hardware accelerated two-level A-MSDU/A-MPDU frame aggregation and block acknowledgement
  • SPI, SDIO, I2C, and UART host interfaces
  • Operating temperature range of -30°C to +85°C

Additionally the WINC3400 has the following features:

  • On-Chip Network Stack to offload MCU
  • Integrated Network IP stack to minimize host CPU requirements
  • Network features: TCP, UDP, DHCP, ARP, HTTP, SSL, and DNS
  • Fast boot options:
    • On-Chip Boot ROM (firmware instant boot)
    • SPI flash boot (firmware patches and state variables)
    • Low-leakage on-chip memory for state variables
    • Fast AP re-association (150ms)

Bluetooth support

The WILC3000 offers Bluetooth Smart Ready (BT Dual Mode) and supports

  • Bluetooth Classic High Speed data rates (3Mbps)
  • Bluetooth Smart use cases (iBeacon, GATT-based profiles)
  • Class 1 & 2 transmission
  • HCI (Host Control Interface) via high speed UART
  • Integrated PA and T/R Switch
  • Superior Sensitivity and Range

Additionally the WINC3400 has built-in Bluetooth Smart profiles allowing connection to advanced low energy application such as:

  • Smart Energy
  • Consumer Wellness
  • Home Automation
  • Security
  • Proximity Detection
  • Entertainment
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Automotive

Availability and Evaluation Kits

Atmel’s WILC3000 SoC will be available with production scheduled for January 2015.
The WINC3400 SiP and fully certified Module will be available April 2015.

To help accelerate design development Atmel offers a WINC3400 integrated module on an XPlained starter kit platform which will be available in April 2015.

 

For more information, please contact INELTEK GmbH.

Ordering Information

Part Number
Package
Description
ATWILC3000A-MU-T/Y
48 Pin 6×6 QFN
Single chip IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n RF/Baseband/MAC link controller and Bluetooth® 4.0
ATWINC3400-MU-T/Y
48 Pin 6×6 QFN
Single chip IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n RF/Baseband/MAC Network controller and Bluetooth® 4.0
ATWINC3400-MR210CA
22 X15 mm Module
Fully Certified Module with Chip Antenna and u.FL connector.
ATWINC3400-MR510CA
22 X15 mm Module
Fully Certified Module with Chip Antenna and u.FL connector and Crypto Authentication.
ATWINC3400-XSTK
Starter kit
SAM4S + WINC 3400 Starter Kit

 

To receive more information please contact an Ineltek office within your area.


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