GF 22FDX Low Power Wi-Fi

Ensigma Low Power Wi-Fi Connectivity

Connectivity solutions for tomorrow’s complex low-power SoCs

The Ensigma low power Wi-Fi GF 22FDX IP solution enables compact ultra-small form factor solutions with minimal external components, reducing silicon costs and system level eBOM costs. Utilising advanced design techniques and process technology to deliver the lowest active and idle power, the Ensigma low power Wi-Fi GF 22FDX IP solution extends the system battery life while maintaining consistent connectivity and provides a rich set of Wi-Fi features.

Features
  • Designed for GF 22FDX process
  • Internal Power Amplifiers
  • Sleep Controller to ensure overall System Level Power Consumption Reduction
Benefits
  • Complete Low Power Wi-Fi solution
  • Silicon proven design
  • Lowest power
Applications
  • Internet of Things
  • Connected consumer products
  • Industrial automation
RF Features
  • Power efficient AGC
  • Optimized PLL power consumption
  • Customized PA to minimize Tx power consumption
  • Power optimized DAC/ADC design
  • Integrated transmit/receive switch for RF
  • Single pin RF antenna interface
Standards support
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • WFA
Software
  • Lower MAC Runs inside the RPU
  • Optional Upper MAC including the supplicant, TCP/IP etc. runs on the Host CPU
  • HW/SW partition optimized to minimize power consumption
Power Management
  • Power Management System Comprising
    • DC-DC converters (External)
    • LDO regulators
    • 32 kHz Real Time Clock (External XTAL)
  • Always on (AON) block
    • Sleep Controller, supporting 32 kHz clock
    • Multiple Power Domains
Process
  • GF 22FDX
  • Metal stack: 8M_2Mx_4Cx_1Ix_1Ox_LB
  • Required process options:
  • DNW (Deep N-Well)
  • MOM (requires no extra mask)
  • SVT and HVT
Package
  • Support for QFN packages
    • no requirement for external matching
  • Other packages are supported
  • May require custom external matching
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