Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow technology extends the range of Wi-Fi to nearly 2 mi (3 km) by using sub-GHz Wi-Fi HaLow signals to reach long distances in challenging real-world conditions. A low-power, long-reach version of Wi-Fi based on the IEEE 802.11ah standard, Wi-Fi HaLow offers more than 10x the range, 100x the coverage area, and 1,000x the volume of traditional Wi-Fi technologies.
The 3 km range is enabled by Morse Micro's Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow system-on-chip (SoC) solution, which offers unparalleled wireless capabilities for IoT applications.
Wi-Fi HaLow overcomes the limitations of traditional Wi-Fi by operating in the sub-GHz spectrum on narrow frequency bands, enabling the technology to penetrate obstacles and provide unmatched performance, even in noisy environments crowded with numerous connected devices and cameras. Wi-Fi HaLow not only increases wireless range; it also extends battery life with its power-saving features.
Traditional Wi-Fi protocols have long been the backbone of wireless connectivity, but the rapid growth of IoT applications for smart homes, building and industrial automation, and wireless infrastructure has exposed limitations in terms of range and power efficiency.
Morse Micro recognized this challenge in 2016 and developed Wi-Fi HaLow to bridge the technological gaps. The momentum behind Wi-Fi HaLow is growing rapidly, with the Wi-Fi Alliance taking significant steps to promote the protocol's connectivity benefits, extending the range of other existing Wi-Fi standards.
- Ultra-long-range, low-power Wi-Fi HaLow module for IoT applications
- Radio supporting worldwide sub 1 GHz bands
- Single-stream max data rate of 32.5 Mbps
- 802.11ah OFDM PHY supporting WFA Wi-Fi HaLow certification
- 802.11ah MAC supporting WFA Wi-Fi HaLow Certification
- Power management unit (PMU) supporting ultra-low-power operation
- SDIO 2.0 and SPI host interface options
- GPIO/UART/I2C/ PWM peripheral options
- Wide spectrum of security features including WPA3
- 1/2/4/8 MHz channel bandwidth
- Smart Home
- Smart Cities