Morse Micro and Quectel to take Wi-Fi HaLow to market

Morse Micro and Quectel to take Wi-Fi HaLow to market

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Morse Micro and Quectel Wireless Solutions have announced a strategic partnership to deliver Wi-Fi HaLow to market. Through the partnership, Quectel will integrate 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow technology form Morse Micro into a new module, designed for consumer, industrial, agricultural and other use cases.

Based on the MM6108 microchip from Morse Micro, and leveraging FCC-certified reference designs, the module will accelerate the adoption of Wi-Fi HaLow across the globe, supporting the development of long-range IoT for all.

The FGH100M is Quectel’s new long range, low-power Wi-Fi HaLow module compliant with the IEEE 802.11ah standard. It operates in 850–950 MHz bands with 1/2/4/8 MHz channel width and features 21 dBm maximum output power and 32.5 Mbps maximum theoretical transmission rate . With its ultra-compact size of 13.0- × 13.0- × 2.2-mm, FGH100M optimizes and effectively reduces end-product size and design cost, and fully meets the demands of size-sensitive applications.

The FGH100M satisfies the latest Wi-Fi requirements for authentication and encryption including WPA3 and AES for over-the-air (OTA) traffic. It also supports SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512 encryption algorithms to better protect transmission data.

“This announcement demonstrates the growth and momentum of Wi-Fi HaLow and our focus on the adoption and commercialization of this technology in key industries. Quectel’s comprehensive portfolio of IoT modules provides a strategic footprint to integrate our Wi-Fi HaLow technology that delivers low power and ten times the range of traditional Wi-Fi,” said Michael De Nil, co-founder and chief executive officer at Morse Micro.

“Our partnership with Morse Micro demonstrates our continued focus to provide our customers with leading-edge IoT products that are deployed across the globe into multiple IoT applications,” said Norbert Muhrer, President and CSO, Quectel Wireless Solutions. “Morse Micro’s industry-leading Wi-Fi HaLow technology is well-suited for IoT modules designed to meet growing demands for long-range connectivity and low power requirements for many IoT and machine-to-machine applications.”
The comprehensive Morse Micro Wi-Fi HaLow portfolio includes the industry’s smallest, fastest and lowest power IEEE 802.11ah compliant SoCs. The MM6108 SoC supports 1, 2, 4 and 8 MHz bandwidths and is capable of delivering tens of Mbps throughput to support streaming HD video. These Wi-Fi HaLow SoCs provide 10x the range, 100x the area and 1000x the volume of traditional Wi-Fi.


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