Connect One, an Israeli company that manufactures semiconductors, modules and device servers that facilitate Internet protocol-based communication for everyday devices, has launched its next-generation (G2) WiFi modules to support the latest 802.11b/g/n wireless standards for the Internet of Things market.
The company points out that with the rapid advances in IoT infrastructure, many applications such as medical, security, industrial control, smart grid, asset management, and point of sale, need the fastest, more secure wireless standards for their communications. G2 incorporates these latest standards at up to 40 percent savings, while creating a no-change upgrade path for customers.
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Established in 1996, Connect One Ltd. calls itself the Device Networking Authority. It is privately owned, with offices in Kfar Saba, Israel.
The company boasts that In addition to preserving form, fit, and function of existing modules, it has enhanced and enriched the functionality available across the entire G2 line.
The G2 modules offer system performance for IoT connectivity with Broadcom BCM43362 WiFi Transceiver SOC and its 802.11b/g/n MAC and baseband functionality. The G2 modules build on this foundation and Connect One’s iChip Internet Controller, providing multiple hardware interfaces, extensive firmware, and a full suite of secure Internet protocols for WiFi client mode and up to eight WiFi users in router or access-point modes. Designers gain immediate, full-featured connectivity without any WiFi driver development or porting, minimizing project development challenges and time to market.
The G2 modules can also serve as independent WiFi access points where WiFi infrastructure does not exist. Customers can use the modules to connect to and manage their deployed, in-field devices via standard WiFi devices, such as iPhones, iPads, Android phones, and other mobile phones and devices.
“We are proud of our new G2 WiFi modules and the value we are bringing to existing and new customers, ” noted Erez Lev, General Manager for Connect One. “Existing customers can rest assured that their investment is intact, and new customers can look forward to a full-featured, competitively priced WiFi module line.”
The G2 modules include RMII, USB, SPI and fast UART interfaces for easy integration into existing or new designs. They are available with an antenna connector or a built-in antenna depending on the specific module chosen.