Realtek RTL8852BE based WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 module targets Smart Home, industrial and healthcare applications

Telit Cinterion WE310K6-P is a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 based on the Realtek RTL8852BE wireless controller and designed to be integrated into connected devices for Smart Home, medical, industrial, and smart city applications.

The WE310K6-P wireless is available in either LGA or M.2 module form factors and can operate in the -40°C to +85°C temperature range which should make it suitable for a wide range of Linux devices.

Realtek RTL8852BE WiFi 6 LGA & M2 modules

Telit Cinterion WE310K6-P specifications:

  • Wireless chipset – Realtek RTL8852BE
    • Wi-Fi
      • WiFi 6 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4GHz, 5GHz) with 20MHz, 40MHz, or 80MHz bandwidth
      • Dual-stream spatial multiplexing up to 1201 Mbps data rate
      • Tx output – 19 dBm @ 2.4 GHz, 18 dBm @ 5 GHz
      • Wi-Fi 802.11 e, h, k, i support
      • Security features such as WPA3 and integrated crypto hardware
    • Bluetooth
      • Version 5.2
      • Dual mode with
        • Bluetooth 2.1 Classic
        • Bluetooth Low Energy up to 2 Mbps
      • Bluetooth LE Audio (CIS)
      • TX output – 4 dBm
    • Wi-Fi AP, STA, AP+STA support
    • Built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth coexistence
  • Antenna – 2x RF pads
  • Host Interfaces
    • WiFi – PCIe 1.1
    • Bluetooth – HS-UART, PCM
  • Power Supply – 3.3 V
  • Form factors
    • LGA package – 18 x 15 x 2.6 mm, 94 pads
    • M.2 Key E module –  22 x 30 x 3.4 mm
  • Temperature range – -40°C to +85°C
  • Certifications
    • Wi-Fi Alliance
    • Bluetooth SIG

The module only works with Linux as the company only provides drivers for Linux for x86, ARM32, and ARM64 targets. The module targets home automation and security products such as Smart Home appliances and IP cameras, healthcare and medical equipment such as medical wearables and wellness devices, industrial and building automation, robotics, smart cities/parking, pet and animal trackers, and so on.

The Realtek RTL8852BE wireless chip does not have a product page on the Realtek website, but it’s already widely used, as we reviewed the GL.iNet Beryl AX router earlier this year, tested an RTL8852BE WiFi 6 M.2 module with the Rock 5B SBC, and also noted its presence in another Rockchip SBC and an Android mini PC.

EVT (Engineering Validation Test) samples of the WE310K6-P are available now, DVT (Design Validation Test) samples are expected by late October, and mass production should start in December 2023. More details may be found on the product page, but except for the product brief, you’ll need to register an account and wait a few days for manual approval before accessing most resources. The press release may have additional information, but feel free to skip the paragraph about the Realtek RTL8822BE(-CG) WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 chip since the RTL8852BE is used instead…

Thanks to TLS for the tip.

Share this:

Support CNX Software! Donate via cryptocurrencies, become a Patron on Patreon, or purchase goods on Amazon or Aliexpress

ROCK Pi 4C Plus
Notify of
The comment form collects your name, email and content to allow us keep track of the comments placed on the website. Please read and accept our website Terms and Privacy Policy to post a comment.
7 months ago

I would have expected Thread to be a part of a device aimed at “Smart Home, medical, industrial, and smart city application”. What is difference between this and any old WiFi/Bluetooth module?

7 months ago

Pure marketing mumbo jumbo i presume 🙂

David Willmore
David Willmore
7 months ago

The module only works with Linux as the company only provides drivers for Linux for x86, ARM32, and ARM64 targets

I will admit to having a little guilty pleasure out of this.

Khadas VIM4 SBC