The IW416 is a highly integrated Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth 5.1 System-on-Chip (SoC). The high level of integration results in a minimum external BOM and simplifies design allowing quick integration into many connectivity applications including IP cameras, smart devices, and industrial automation. Supporting a 1x1 SISO Wi-Fi operation in the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz band, the SoC provides a full-feature Wi-Fi subsystem with a peak PHY data rate of 150 Mbit/s. In addition to classic Bluetooth features, the IW416 enables Bluetooth 5.1 capabilities including Low Energy (LE), LE long range and LE data up to 2 Mbit/s.
The IW416 integrates PA, LNA, and transmit/receive switches further saving cost and reducing design complexity to more easily support either dual or single-antenna operation. The dual-antenna configuration enables simultaneous Wi-Fi and Bluetooth operation. With the single-antenna configuration, simultaneous 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is supported and in the 2.4 GHz band, the single-antenna configuration allows arbitrated transmit and receive operation of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Promoting synergistic operation, the IW416 implements advanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth co-existence hardware in conjunction with algorithms to optimize collaborative performance. In addition, support for external radio co-existence (e.g. cellular) is provided through an external interface.
Available in both HVQFN and WLCSP packages, the IW416 supports an SDIO host interface for the Wi-Fi radio and a UART host interface for Bluetooth.