Fujitsu Electronics Europe to Distribute Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi Radio

Fujitsu Electronics Europe (FEEU) has extended its low-power linecard portfolio by closing a distribution contract with US-based company Innophase. Innophase has developed a new radio architecture for processing wireless signals by using a new, advanced signal processing technology. The first available product is the IEEE 802.11b compliant Talaria ONE, that requires only a fraction of the power typically required by Wi-Fi radios. 

This new radio architecture has a number of advantages:

  • End product with a significantly extended battery life
  • Single chip multi-radio support
  • Reduced PCB footprint

With their first product, the Talaria ONE ULP WiFi Radio, Innophase offers the lowest power 802.11 implementation based on their proprietary PolaRFusion Radio. The advanced WLAN 802.11b semiconductor radio processor features an on-chip RF front-end circuit, baseband, MAC, clock management, and power management. The ultra-low power level combined with the extensive feature set of the Talaria ONE makes it a perfect match for battery-powered remote nodes – especially in combination with the ultra-low-power MCUs from Ambiq Micro.

Various synergies arise between the Innophase offering and FEEU’s existing linecard portfolio: The software driving the Talaria ONE is tailored to the Apollo 2, which is also available from FEEU. Secondly, with WiFi being nearly ubiquitous, the power saving approach from Innophase is ideal to support FEEU’s development activities of IoT solutions. As a Value Added Distribution Partner, FEEU not only offers a wide range of products and services for these application types but also employs experts helping customers identify the solutions that best fit their individual requirements. This speeds up the process of scouting for and finding new products and services, ultimately leading to a shorter time to market.

For further information on the products from Innophase, click here. Fujitsu Electronics Europe presented this product and their other low power solutions at embedded world 2018 in Germany last month.