The IW416 (88W8978) is a highly integrated WLAN 1x1 11n (2.4G/5G) and Bluetooth 5.1 single-chip solution with a highly effective bill of material (BOM). The device is power efficient and supports features to meet the demand of wide variety of IoT applications.
The device can extend the coverage range with the Bluetooth 5.1 Long Range feature, the mesh capability of WLAN 802.11s, or Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth Low Energy) mesh feature. The range extension is critical for large-size homes, commercial buildings or smart cities to reduce total solution cost.
With Bluetooth 5.1 direction-finding and WLAN 11mc feature, the device improves the indoor location accuracy for asset management and location based services.
The 802.11e Quality of Service in WLAN improves audio and video quality in applications like IP camera or smart speakers.
The support of WPA3 and high-performance 11i with various encryption mechanisms provide strong security foundation and protect the device from malicious attacks.
The IW416 incorporates coexistence to external radios and LTE to support multiple protocols of the IoT gateway.
The IW416 supports multiple interfaces: WLAN: SDIO, USB; Bluetooth: SDIO, USB, UART.
The available package is 68-QFN. The operating temperature range is -40 to 85°C.