The QPG6100 from Qorvo is a Multi-Protocol SoC Controller that supports Zigbee, Thread, and Bluetooth Low Energy standards. It is based on ConcurrentConnect technology that allows concurrent listening and instantaneous switching between BLE and IEEE 802.15.4 protocols with no observable blind spots. The SoC has a Bluetooth data rate of 2 Mbit/s and consists of integrated baluns and RF filters. It is built using a patented IEEE 802.15.4 antenna diversity scheme that improves the reliable link budget by 8 dB resulting in approximately 70 % more coverage and range. In high-density networks, the SoC supports packet-in-packet resynchronization that improves the communication reliability further. It requires a DC supply of 1.8-3.6 V and can be controlled via UART, SPI, I2C, I2S, USB 2.0, and PDM interfaces.
The QPG6100 consists of an advanced integrated energy management system that allows it to operate from a standard lithium coin cell battery. It consists of ultra-low-power voltage level detectors and overvoltage protection circuitry for safe operation. The battery lifetime monitor tracks the usage of the battery and provides an early exhaustion warning. It has an integrated DC/DC Buck converter that can be used to lower the power consumption in active mode. The SoC has an intelligent sensor hub that allows quick and low-power measurements during standby mode.
The QPG6100 consists of enhanced security capabilities that ensure an inherent highly secure smart home solution with built-in support for secure boot and OTA software upgrades. The SoC is available in a QFN40 package that measures 6 x 6 mm and is ideal for low-power IoT end-node applications such as connected lighting, sensors, smart plugs, thermostats, and smart meters.