Quectel FGH100M Wi-Fi HaLow module based on Morse Micro MM6108 receives CE and FCC Certifications

In a collaboration, Quectel Wireless Solutions and Morse Micro have developed the FGH100M a Wi-Fi HaLow module, powered by Morse Micro’s MM6108 SoC. This module has achieved CE certification in Europe and FCC approval in the US, meeting high safety and environmental standards.

After reading through the press release, I initially thought the 802.11.ah WiFi, known as WiFi HaLow, would be similar to other LPWAN standards like LoRaWAN or Sigfox. However, further research showed that Wi-Fi HaLow, operating in the 900 MHz band, was first announced in 2014 and got its name in 2016.

However, in the following years, there wasn’t much interest in this wireless standard. But starting from 2021, it’s becoming more popular, and we’ve seen many HaLow-based products like a mini PCIe card, a WiFi HaLow development board, and a gateway kit to extend the range of IP cameras, and also ALFA Network’s AHPI7292S Raspberry Pi HAT that found its way into RAKWireless WisGate Connect gateway. This new HaLow chip expands Wi-Fi HaLow connectivity to more devices.

Quectel and Morse Micro's FGH100M Wi Fi HaLow Module

FGH100M Wi-Fi HaLow Module Specifications:

  • Wi-Fi Module – FGH100M Wi-Fi HaLow module, compliant with IEEE 802.11ah standard.
  • Operating Frequency – Operates in the 850–950MHz bands.
  • Channel Width – Supports 1/2/4/8MHz channel width.
  • Output Power – Features a maximum output power of 21dBm.
  • Data Rate – Offers a theoretical maximum transmission rate of 32.5Mbps.
  • Security Protocols – Includes AES, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512, WPA3 for enhanced security.
  • Interface – Equipped with an SDIO 2.0 interface.
  • Transmission Distance  – Capable of long-distance communication with lower power consumption.
  • Package – Surface-mount BGA technology.
  • Application – Ideal for expanding smart home or city networks, with Sub-1GHz signal coverage extending up to a 1km radius.
  • Operating Temperature – Wide range from -30°C to +85°C, suitable for various environments.
  • Size – Ultra-compact dimensions of 13.0mm × 13.0mm × 2.2mm.

The company is offering a range of antennas for the FGH100M Wi-Fi HaLow module, including the YFNP017WWA which is a surface-mounted antenna that works well with frequencies between 868MHz and 960MHz, known for its high efficiency of 70.65% and meets environmental standards. The YMCP003AA is designed for NB-IoT with efficient performance in the 790-960MHz range, compatible with multiple bands like B5 and B20, and attaches easily to PCBs. Lastly, the YECN028AA is an external antenna that supports both 5G NR Sub-6GHz and older networks like 4G and 3G, offering high efficiency and wide-ranging compatibility, making it ideal for various wireless devices. There are also other antennas like YCIS001AAYCIS002AAYCIS003AAYPCS002BA,  YEIN002AA, and YECW000N1A enabling flexibility and compatibility to meet diverse project requirements.

As of this writing, the company hasn’t specified the price for this product. However, you can find more details on the Quectel press release page.

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