GainSpan Releases GS2200M Wi-Fi Minimodule for the IoT

Newest module packs more capabilities in a small footprint

San Jose, CA - GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces a new Wi-Fi module for connected products that is the smallest module in its class—as small as a penny—while still providing high performance, industry-leading resources and ultra-low power.

The latest in GainSpan’s broad offering of IoT tailored wireless connectivity solutions, the GS2200MIZ Minimodule provides a low-cost, convenient way for developers to add connectivity to their smart products, from commercial and industrial devices to smart home and audio/video applications, such as battery-powered cameras and security systems, all in a very compact size.

The GS2200M is powered by GainSpan’s industry-leading feature set including AP and Station concurrent mode operation, a comprehensive set of provisioning methods and security protocols (WPA2 Enterprise, RSA 4K, AES256, SSL/TLS 1.2), and an unparalleled 260nA hibernate mode. It also supports such protocols as embedded DHCP, DNS clients and servers, XML parser, and Bonjour service and device discovery.

The GS2200M can be used in a hostless mode (no external MCU) or hosted mode where it connects to an 8/16/32-bit microcontroller using UART/SPI, or SDIO interfaces.

Key features

  • Industry-leading SRAM resources for customers applications
  • Large FLASH
  • Crypto engines for advanced security protocols at low power
  • Integrated ceramic antenna
  • Configurable for line-powered or disposable battery operation
  • 802.11 b/g/n and 802.15.4 capable
  • Extremely compact 13.5mm x 17.85mm x 2.1mm including antenna

"Our customers requested products that could be used in size-constrained applications but still provide the time to market benefits of a fully certified module," Says GainSpan VP of Marketing Brent Little. "The Minimodule is our solution for them, and the most powerful IoT subsystem available for its size."

The new reference code supports any of GainSpan's latest generation GS2000 family of Wi-Fi modules. These fully certified modules are based on the GainSpan GS2000 dual mode Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and 802.15.4 SoC, and provide a variety of features requested by customers for IoT devices such as low-power consumption, high security through on-chip hardware crypto block, Wi-Fi direct and concurrent mode, where the device can act as a station and an access point concurrently.

Availability

The GS2200M is available now through GainSpan authorized distributors.

About GainSpan Corporation

GainSpan, a spinoff of Intel Corporation, is an innovator and leader in semiconductor solutions for wireless connectivity for the rapidly emerging Internet of Things. GainSpan's solutions let customers easily create connected products for smart homes, health and fitness, audio and video applications, and control and monitoring in commercial, industrial applications, and smart cities. Its broad portfolio includes ultra-low-power Wi-Fi modules and chips, embedded software including an extensive networking stack, application reference designs and apps for iOS and Android, development tools, and an expanding network of partner solutions. www.gainspan.com