ATWILC3000 SmartConnect Wireless Network Controllers

Microchip presents IEEE 802.11 b/g/n controller modules and ICs with Bluetooth® 4.0 Low Energy (BLE) functionality

Image of Microchip ATWILC3000 SmartConnect Wireless Network ControllersThe SmartConnect WILC3000 from Microchip Technology is a single-chip IEEE 802.11 b/g/n RF/Baseband/MAC network controller and Bluetooth® 4.0 Low Energy (BLE) compliant module optimized for low-power mobile applications. It supports single stream 1 x 1 802.11n mode providing up to 72 Mbps throughput. The device features a fully integrated power amplifier (PA), low-noise amplifier (LNA), transmit/receive switch, and power management. Implemented in 65 nm CMOS technology, it delivers very low power consumption while simultaneously providing high performance and a minimal bill of materials.

The WILC3000 wireless network controller utilizes highly optimized 802.11 Bluetooth coexistence protocols. The device is available in QFN packaging and provides SPI and SDIO host interfaces. The only external clock source needed for the WILC3000 is a high-speed crystal or oscillator with a 26 MHz reference clock frequency and a 32.768 kHz clock for sleep operation. The WILC3000 has multiple device states, depending on the state of the 802.11 and Bluetooth subsystems. It is possible for both subsystems to be active at the same time. The rich feature set and functionality of ATWILC3000 controllers make them suitable for several different applications including consumer, medical, industrial, and IoT.

Features Applications
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n RF/PHY/MAC SoC
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (1x1) for up to 72 Mbps
  • Single spatial stream in 2.4 GHz ISM band
  • Integrated PA and T/R switch
  • Superior sensitivity and range via advanced PHY signal processing
  • Advanced equalization and channel estimation
  • Advanced carrier and timing synchronization
  • Wi-Fi Direct® and Soft-AP support
  • Supports IEEE 802.11 WEP, WPA, WPA2, and WPA2 Enterprise security
  • Superior MAC throughput via hardware accelerated two-level A-MSDU/A-MPDU frame aggregation and block acknowledgement
  • On-chip memory management engine to reduce host load
  • SPI and SDIO host interfaces
  • Operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C
  • IoT applications
  • Smart appliances
  • Healthcare
  • Home automation
  • Consumer electronics
  • Industrial automation
  • Mobile applications

ATWILC3000 SmartConnect Wireless Network Controllers

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionRF Family/StandardProtocolAvailable QuantityView Details
ATWILC3000-MR110CA datasheet linkRF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH/WIFI CHIPATWILC3000-MR110CARF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH/WIFI CHIPBluetooth, WiFi802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0351 - Immediate
ATWILC3000-MR110CA product page link
ATWILC3000-MR110UA datasheet linkRF TXRX MODULE WIFI U.FL ANTATWILC3000-MR110UARF TXRX MODULE WIFI U.FL ANTWiFi802.11b/g/n0ATWILC3000-MR110UA product page link
ATWILC3000A-MU-Y datasheet linkIC SOC RF LINK CTLR/BT 4.0 48QFNATWILC3000A-MU-YIC SOC RF LINK CTLR/BT 4.0 48QFNTxRx + MCUBluetooth, WiFi0ATWILC3000A-MU-Y product page link
ATWILC3000A-MU-T datasheet linkIC SOC RF LINK CTLR/BT 4.0 48QFNATWILC3000A-MU-TIC SOC RF LINK CTLR/BT 4.0 48QFNTxRx + MCUBluetooth, WiFi0ATWILC3000A-MU-T product page link

Development Tool

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionPlatformTypeAvailable QuantityView Details
ATWILC3000-SHLD datasheet linkWILC3400 SHIELDATWILC3000-SHLDWILC3400 SHIELDArduino Mega, Raspberry PiRF12 - Immediate
ATWILC3000-SHLD product page link
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Published: 2017-12-29