Module embeds WiFi ‘Cloud-On-Chip’, 802.11 b/g/n networking solution

Module embeds WiFi ‘Cloud-On-Chip’, 802.11 b/g/n networking solution

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By Graham Prophet

The device is presented as a module hosting DeviceDrive’s WRF01 chip. The device targets applications such as smart power plugs, home automation, mesh network gateway, industrial wireless control, sensor networks, wearable electronics, WiFi location-aware devices, security ID tags and WiFi position system beacons.


“Because Iris enables automatic connection to the cloud and mobile apps, no network configuration is needed,” says Dr. Eckart Voskamp, EBV Director Product Innovations. “We are combining the best-in-class hardware with a very innovative software and cloud connectivity solution of our partner DeviceDrive. This makes deployment for our customers extremely easy and offers very attractive cost of connectivity and thereby completing our IoT EBVchips product family nicely.”


An API based on JSON through UART makes passing object parameters simple. Iris is completely worldwide certified and supports OTA (Over The Air) upgrades of module and client firmware. The shielded, small size module has an embedded on-board PCB-antenna with a gain of 2 dBi.


Iris also integrates an MCU for internal use, has a UART interface for simple serial connectivity and provides design capabilities for low power, which makes it very applicable for battery-operated applications.To simplify the design process, a complete mobile software development kit for multiple platforms, such as iOS and Android is also available. Furthermore, Iris offers extremely simple software-integration. A complete evaluation kit is available.


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Wi-Fi protocols: 802.11 b/g/n

Frequency: 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz

PCB-antenna gain: 2 dBi

Command format: JSON

Average active current: 80 mA

Sleep current: 10 µA

Operating temp: -40°C – +85°C

Package size: 18 mm x 20 mm x 3 mm

Interface: UART 115200baud

Security: secret token + HTTPS

Encryption: 2048 bit SSL

Supply voltage: 3.0 V – 3.6 V

FW upgrade: cloud OTA

Software: pre-loaded FW

Network protocols: IPv4, HTTP/S

Certifications: EMEA + FCC

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