New 802.11ah HaLow WiFi Mini-PCIe Radio for Long Range IoT Communication

By Taryn Engmark

Assistant Editor

Embedded Computing Design

October 14, 2021

News

New 802.11ah HaLow WiFi Mini-PCIe Radio for Long Range IoT Communication

Gateworks announces a new 802.11ah HaLow Mini-PCIe radio for use on the Gateworks Rugged & Industrial SBCs.

Gateworks' GW16146 802.11ah HaLow Mini-PCIe radio uses the Silex SX-NEWAH module, which is based on the Newracom NRC7292 SoC.

802.11ah, often called Wi-Fi HaLow, is a new standard that uses sub-1GHz frequencies to provide longer range at a lower power consumption. It can support thousands of clients with WPA-3 security. By utilizing standard TCP/IP framework, no special code or SDKs are required. With everything being open source and unlicensed, costly consortium memberships are also not needed.

For more information, visit Gateworks.

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