Multiprotocol SoC Manufacturers | WiFi, bluetooth, zigbee, z-wave, NFC, Thread

This page mentions Multiprotocol SoC manufacturers or Multiprotocol SoC vendors. The popular manufacturers of Multiprotocol SoC are Silicon Labs, Nordic semiconductor, NXP, Redpine signals, Qualcomm etc.

Multiprotocol refers to multiple wireless chips or protocols such as wifi, bluetooth, zigbee, z-wave, NFC, Thread on a single system on chip (SoC). Following table mentions Multiprotocol SoC manufacturers with part numbers and technical features.

Multiprotocol SoC Manufacturers Description
Silicon Labs • Model EFR32MG21 Series 2
• Supports Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth LE radio
• Operates on 2.4 GHz frequency
• Powered by ARM Cortex M33 processor
• Supports UART, SPI, I2S etc.
• Model : 700 series support Z-wave radio at 865.2 MHz and 926.3 MHz frequencies and it is ITU G.9959 compliant
Nordic semiconductor • Model nRF52840
• Supports Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh, Zigbee, Thread, ANT, NFC
• Powered by 64 MHz 32 bit ARM cortex-M4 CPU
• contains 1MB flash memory and 256KB RAM memory
• Interfaces : SPI, QSPI, PDM, I2S, USB
• Operates on 2.4 GHz radio
• Other multiprotocol SoC model : nRF52833
NXP semiconductor • Model : KW41Z
• Supports Bluetooth LE V4.2 and IEEE 802.15.4 (Thread and Zigbee) RF
• Powered by ARM Cortex M0+ Core
Redpine Signals • Model RS9116
• Houses wifi (802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11j) and Bluetooth 5 protocol functionalities on single SoC
• Operates on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
Qualcomm • Model : QCA4020
• Supports Dual band wifi (802.11 a / b / g / n ) , Bluetooth 5.0, zigbee and thread
• Houses ARM Cortex-M4F CPU and ARM Cortex-M0 CPU and Xtensa based WiFi CPU
• Interfaces : SPI, UART, PWM, I2S, I2C, SDIO, ADC and GPIOs

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