Dialog Semiconductor Extends IoT Connectivity Portfolio

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 11, 2020


Dialog Semiconductor announced the release of the DA16200, the company?s newest IoT connectivity offering.

Dialog Semiconductor announced the release of the DA16200, the company’s newest IoT connectivity offering. The Wi-Fi networking SoC hosts two modules that take advantage of Dialog’s VirtualZero technology. The DA16200 puts a focus on battery on battery life in battery powered IoT devices.

According to the company, it runs the entire Wi-Fi system, security and networking protocol stack, eliminating the need for an external network processor, CPU, or microcontroller. It features an 802.11b/g/n radio (PHY) baseband processor, MAC, on-chip memory, encryption engine, and an ARM® Cortex®-M4F host networking applications processor.

A power amplifier (PA) and low-noise amplifier (LNA) are also included for extended range without dwindling battery life.

In addition to the SoC, the company released two DA16200-based modules for flexibility and design options. The modules feature 4MB flash memory and required RF components which include a crystal oscillator, RF-lumped filter, and either a chip antenna or a u.FL connector.

Per a company press release, the modules are fully certified for worldwide operation, including certifications for FCC, IC, CE, Telec, Korea, and SRRC. Additionally, both the SoC and modules are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® for interoperability.

For more information on these devices, please visit: https://www.dialog-semiconductor.com/products/da16200.

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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