Rockchip RKi6000 Low Power WiFi SoC Showcased with IoT Demo Board

Announced last year, Rockchip RKi6000 SoC promised WiFi connectivity at Bluetooth 4.0 LE power consumption levels, and the company has recently showcased the technology with a demo board controlling four lightbulbs.

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“Rockchip” WiFi vs Bluetooth Classic, Bluettoth LE, Zigbee and WiFi 802.11b

The chart above shows Rorkchip solution can transmit data at 802.11b speeds (11 Mbps) while still keeping power consumption low at around 10mW, similar to BT LE, and good enough to run on batteries. Peak Tx and Rx power has gone up a little since the first announcement, as the company now claims 66mW @ 11 Mbps instead of just 60mW.

While there’s basically zero information about the chip on Rockchip website, you may have noticed a QR code on the product brochure in Charbax video linking to Rockchip IoT Club, which you can join as long as you work for a company with a specific project in mind.

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