The FC9000 is an Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi SoC, which contains an 802.11b/g/n radio (PHY), baseband processor, media access controller (MAC), on-chip memory, and a host networking applications processor all on a single silicon die. It is targeted at battery-powered IoT devices such as smart door locks, video monitoring systems, smart thermostats, and wireless sensors enabling direct connectivity to Wi-Fi networks. The SoC is a full offload system for Wi-Fi networking, running the end device’s application code alongside its own. It does not require an external network processor or microcontroller but can operate alongside a microcontroller if desired.
The SoC has a separate hardware accelerated encryption engine that increases the speed of Wi-Fi encryption, such as WPA2-Enterprise and Personal. This support also extends to higher layer commercial grade security encryption, such as TLS, for enabling HTTPs, the modern standard for website security. The SDK included with the device allows for rapid design implementation with a generous provision of 1.6MB of SRAM on-board memory. It is available as a SoC or integrated module. The modules are Wi-Fi, FCC, IC, and CE certified for worldwide operation.