RTX4100 Wi-Fi Module

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Feb 16, 2014 (3 years and 5 months ago)

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RTX4100 Wi
-
Fi Module

(Energy Micro & Atheros)

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QCOM Partnership Signed


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MODULES TO ADDRESS DIFFERENT MARKETS



Home automation / Home Security, Medical, Simple Sensors



Industrial, Medical, Smart Appliances, Building Automation, Security
Applications


Larger applications (including MMI), Multi
-
input sensors


Rapid Application Development support through

embedded Virtual Machine / Eclipse IDE


Disposable / Li
-
On battery support



Days to years of operation time


Solder
-
down and connectorized versions

RTX WiFi Modules

Self
-
contained sensor platform for the “internet of things”

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KEY FEATURES


Ultra Low Power WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)


Designed for years of battery life


Very fast sleep to wake
-
up, and visa versa


FCC Certified


Antenna on
-
board, with external antenna connector option



All WiFi
-
related firmware included on Module



No ”drivers needed; Host is on
-
board



UART, SPI, I2S interfaces



Application framework, tools, and memory space for embedded user applications



Multiple sensor interfaces and ADC/DAC ports



Very small: only 18mm x 30mm, including antenna

RTX4100 Wi
-
Fi Module

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RTX 41xx Module Roadmap

Self
-
Contained Wi
-
Fi sensors for the “internet of things”

Low End

Solder
-
On

EVK based

Mid
-
End

Solder
-
On

SDK Based

High
-
End

w. Connector

SDK Based


RTX4100
-
EXT


Solder On

Antenna: External

Module

Demonstrator

SDK

Software

Module

MP Availability

RTX4141

LCD controller

Antenna: Both In/Ext

256/16 kB App space

RTX4120
-
IN

Solder On

Antenna: Internal

RTX4100
-
IN

Solder On

Antenna: Internal

RTX4141
-
SDK

SEP2.0

CoAP, Security

RTX4100
-
SDK

CoAP

Cloud Support

RTX4121
-
IN

Solder On

Antenna: Internal

Cost / Size Reduction

Q3
-
2012

Q1
-
2013

Q3
-
2013

RTX4140

Connector

Antenna: Both In/Ext

36/4 kB App space

RTX4100
-
SDK V3

Virtual Machine


RTX414x
-
SDK

Virtual Machine


RTX4100
-
SDK V2

Over
-
the
-
Air FWU

Firewall access

RTX4102

Solder On

Cost Reduction

RTX4120
-
EVK

UART / SPI control
or

Small sensor app

EVK Software

(Host based)

RTX4121
-
EVK

UART / SPI control
or small sensor
applications

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TYPICAL SENSOR ARCHITECTURE

RTX Modules

Self
-
contained Wi
-
Fi sensors for the “internet of things”

2
-
layer Carrier Board

Battery

Sensor

Low Power Wi
-
Fi link

Device Manufacturer simply adds inexpensive
carrier board holding sensor HW and Battery

Rtx4100 low power Wi
-
Fi module


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FUNCTIONALITY AT A GLANCE

Dimensions & Power


Small size: 30 x 18 mm


3.2


4.6V supply voltage


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500 uA typical power consumption
(QoS dependent)

Connectivity


802.11b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz


WEP / WPA / WPA2 / WPS


Direct Wi
-
Fi support


FCC Certified (PCB / on
-
board
antenna)


Low
-
cost mounting and soldering side
connector

MCU


Energy Micro G230


ARM Cortex M3 (<160 uA / MHz),

up to 40 MHz


5 low power modes


Ultra fast wake
-
up


IEC60335* safety standard support

Features


Full IPv4 / IPv6 stack


Security Modules


Low Power RTOS


SEP 2.0 / CoAP


Web server with remote access


Remote FWU


Complete application on
-
chip

Low Power Leader

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RTX4100 low power Wi
-
Fi module


FLEXIBILITY THROUGH RICH I/O INTERFACE

Dimensions: 30 x 18 mm

Solder pad pitch: 2 mm

Pin Connections (30)

1 x Vdd

(3.2


4.6 V)

4 x Ground

2 x UART

2 x I2C

1 x SPI

8 x GPIO

2 x ADC (16 bit)

2 x DAC (12 bit)

Debug and Development
Ports

RTX41xx MODULES

EVAL KITS

SOFTWARE DEV

Mid Range:

Surface Mount, 36/4kB App Space


SKU: RTX4100
-
IN


SKU: RTX4100
-
EX


SKU: RTX4100
-
EC

Sampling now

Production Aug/Sept

>
1k: Tape
-
and
-
Reel (490)


High End:

Connector, 256/64 kB App Space



SKU: RTX4140
-
IN


SKU: RTX4140
-
EX


SKU: RTX4140
-
EC


Availability: Contact RTX


Low End:

Surface Mount, API over UART/SPI


SKU: RTX4120
-
IN


Availability: Contact RTX

Evaluation Kit:

SKU: RTX4100
-
EVK


Box Content:


1 Wireless Sensor App Board
(WSAB) containing RTX4100
-
IN


1 USB
-
UART Cable (FTDI)


1 Adaptor to WSAB


3 x AAA cells


Documentation


Functionality:


Control of RTX4100 over simple
terminal app


Demonstration of RTX4100


Full API over UART (optional) for
external MCU


1 x Stand
-
alone WSAB:



Wireless Sensor Application Board
containing RTX4100
-
IN


SKU: RTX4100
-
WSAB

Packaging: ESD Bag


Software Development Kit:

SKU: RTX4100
-
SDK


Box Content:


1 Docking Station for WSAB


1 USB cable (power + download)


Software Development Kit (SW)


Demo Applications as source


Documentation


Functionality:


Development of user applications
to run directly on module


No external MCU required


JTAG Debugger

RTX Unity
-
II

SKU: RTX
-
UNITY
-
II


Functionality:

JTAG debugging of RTX4100
-
EVK
and RTX4100
-
SDK

Packaging: Box + SW


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Wireless Sensor Application Board
(WSAB)

Amelie Wi
-
Fi module software

Software architecture & programming models

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Co
-
located Application Blocks

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Amalie 1.0 Firmware Blocks

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Amalie 1.0 Firmware Blocks