|The Murata Electronics SN8200 is a complete, low-power embedded wireless to address the connectivity demand in M2M applications. It integrates micro-controller, Wi-Fi BB/MAC/RF IC, RF front-end, flash memory, clocks, and on-board antenna into a small form-factor module. A host device can control the SN8200 through a serial interface. It can also serve as a standalone Wi-Fi station or network controller. Thus, it enables wireless connectivity to the simplest existing sensor products with minimal engineering resources.
The SN8200 provides standard IEEE802.11 b/g/n functions. The integrated MCU supports Broadcom WICED™ software. It fits a variety of different applications, such as wireless sensor node, serial port to Wi-Fi transceiver, Wi-Fi network controller, Wi-Fi gateway/bridges, as well as internet servers.
When used in a system that SN8200 is controlled by a host CPU, the serial port host interface makes it very easy to integrate. When used standalone, the integrated ARM® Cortex™-M3 still provides enough power to run a variety of applications. The SN8200 Wi-Fi module, combined with SN3020 ZigBee module, forms a ZigBee/Wi-Fi gateway. SyChip provides a complete reference design to enable the OEM customer. This software is compatible with the ZigBee Alliance Gateway Specification. This gateway design can be used for low cost and low power consumption applications such as Home Area Networks.