Morse Micro, has announced its Wi-Fi HaLow chip samples will be available to partners and customers at the end of July. For the first time, product developers around the world will evaluate the fabless semiconductor’s market-leading Wi-Fi solutions that provide 10x the range, 100x the area and 1000x the volume of traditional Wi-Fi.
Following its Series A funding of AUD $42 million from investors, including Blackbird Ventures and Main Sequence Ventures, Morse Micro has become Australia’s largest employer in the semiconductor industry. Its Wi-Fi HaLow solutions expand traditional Wi-Fi connectivity into emerging IoT ecosystems. It offers ultra-low power, longer range and secure connections at much higher capacities, enabling a whole new range of smart devices to connect wirelessly.
Starting as a team of four in 2016, Morse Micro now employs over 100 people in Australia, the US, China and India. The availability of its system-on-chip (SoC) and module samples will further accelerate the potential of Wi-Fi HaLow across commercial, residential, and industrial IOT markets through applications such as access control, security cameras, industrial automation and mobile devices. Morse Micro’s comprehensive Wi-Fi HaLow portfolio includes the industry’s smallest, fastest and lowest power chip which supports up to 8 MHz bandwidth. Wi-Fi HaLow signals penetrate obstacles more easily and can extend beyond 1 km, connecting far-flung IoT devices. A single Wi-Fi HaLow access point (AP) can connect over 8,000 devices, simplifying network deployment and reducing costs.
Michael de Nil, co-founder and CEO, said, “Today’s IoT market has unique connectivity requirements and use cases at scale. Traditional Wi-Fi is not meeting those requirements because it uses higher frequency and wider channels. This ultimately means shorter reach, limited penetration through obstacles, and higher power consumption. The characteristics of our Wi-Fi HaLow solution will redefine Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things.
“Morse Micro’s sampling milestone signifies an exciting inflection point for Wi-Fi HaLow. Over the last five years we have assembled one of the world’s best engineering teams here in Sydney and across the globe to unleash the full potential of Wi-Fi HaLow. By making this new technology available for early adopters, we expect to see Wi-Fi go from reaching billions of devices to tens of hundreds of billions of devices in the coming years.
“As a co-chair of the Wi-Fi HaLow Task group, Morse Micro is actively promoting Wi-Fi Alliance certification and progressing in the HaLow certification program to help our partners and customers accelerate the market shift to Wi-Fi HaLow technology,” concluded de Nil.
Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow evaluation kits, as well as samples of the MM6108 and MM6104 SoCs and modules, will be available to early access partners and key customers starting late July. For more information about Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow solutions and to pre-order evaluation kits, visit morsemicro.com.