Morse Micro has announced it is Australia’s first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow solution and industry’s first 8MHz reference design. Morse Micro is one of only three Wi-Fi HaLow testbed vendors assisting with driving availability of the 802.11ah certification program in Wi-Fi Alliance.
The announcement comes just three months after Morse Micro made its Wi-Fi HaLow chip samples available to product developers around the world. Enabling them to evaluate its market-leading system-on-chip (SoC) and module samples that provide 10x the range, 100x the area and 1000x the volume of traditional Wi-Fi.
The globally recognised certification means Morse Micro is Australia’s only semiconductor company to offer IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow™ solutions and reference designs.
The certification plays a critical role in accelerating Wi-Fi HaLow availability across commercial, residential, and industrial IOT markets through applications such as access control, security cameras, industrial automation and mobile devices. Forthcoming IoT products based on Morse Micro Wi-Fi HaLow solutions will benefit from multi-vendor interoperability and increased consumer acceptance.
Michael De Nil, co-founder and CEO of Morse Micro, said: “We applaud Wi-Fi Alliance’s leadership in unleashing a new era of long-range, low-power Wi-Fi technology. To be one of just three certified Wi-Fi HaLow vendors around the world is testament to how heavily we have invested in our R&D. Extending the already transformative characteristics of Wi-Fi into the sub-1 GHz band will be a changer for consumers and enterprises, impacting everything from smart homes and smart cities to industrial markets.”
“By actively participating in the Wi-Fi Alliance certification programme development, companies like Morse Micro are helping to accelerate market acceptance of Wi-Fi HaLow as a standards-based solution for long-range, low-power IoT connectivity,” said Kevin Robinson, SVP of Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance. “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow devices and products augment Wi-Fi’s portfolio by bringing Wi-Fi into the sub-GHz spectrum, enabling a variety of IoT use cases in smart building, smart city, industrial and agricultural environments.”