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Sparklan module supports IoT Wifi market

Steve Rogerson
October 28, 2015
Taiwanese company Sparklan has launched a Wifi module to support the latest 802.11b/g/n wireless standards for the IoT market.
The WSDB-102GN is a wireless 802.11b/g/n IoT module with Broadcom BCM43362 chipset and baseband functionality. The ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller processor produces an output up to 15dBm, and is designed and approved by FCC and CE authorities.
It supports multiple hardware interfaces, includes a host interface through UART, and has two peripheral interfaces using I2C and SPI. It carries multiple general-purpose inputs and outputs and can be integrated into a wide range of hardware platforms. It is said to interact seamlessly with any access point.
There is an integrated antenna, but it has an option for an external antenna, giving developers a range of possibilities for product development.
Apart from the size advantage, the module has a driver-free design, programed by a real-time operating system with TCP/IP stacks included to reduce the hardware and software integration effort.
With a rich function command-list library, it makes the module suitable for many IoT applications, such as remote monitoring systems, asset tracking, security and industrial equipment.
Sparklan Communications, founded in 2002, is a broadband wireless networking provider subordinating to a worldwide tier-one manufacturer. Focusing on wireless technology (802.11x), it specialises in embedded systems, wireless ISP, smart home and IP surveillance.