Dialog Semiconductor Accelerates IoT Adoption with New Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi SoC
Dialog Semiconductorplc has introduced the FC9000. This will be Dialog’s first Wi-Fi SoC to be released since the closing of the acquisition of Silicon Motion’s Mobile Communications product line on May 31, 2019. The FC9000 is targeted at battery-powered IoT devices such as smart door locks, video monitoring systems, smart thermostats, and wireless sensors enabling direct connectivity to Wi-Fi networks, while typically supporting a battery power lifetime greater than one year
Previously, devices running on Zigbee, ZWave or Bluetooth standards needed to be paired with an expensive and cumbersome gateway or smartphone to enable connectivity to the cloud, adding complexity and unnecessary costs for IoT adoption. The introduction of the FC9000 overcomes these issues as we move towards a Wi-Fi ubiquitous world.
“The FC9000, the first product in our new VirtualZero™product line, complements our existing portfolio of leading Bluetooth low energy SoC’s for connected devices and represents our next IoT connectivity innovation to pass on to our customers,” said Sean McGrath, Senior VP & GM of Dialog Semiconductor’s Connectivity and Audio Business Group. “This Wi-Fi device is the first in a series that we plan to launch which solves major pain points for both manufacturers and end-users around IoT network compatibility and power consumption.”