A cost effective alternative to solutions developed to run on
Zigbee, GainSpan's Wi-Fi components and modules are ideal for use
within the healthcare and fitness, smart energy, industrial,
commercial/building automation and home security markets.
New for 2011 is the GS1500M Wi-Fi module
which supports 802.11 b/g/n rates up to 72Mbps and peer-to-peer
networking. GainSpan's Wi-Fi
GS1011M and GS1500M modules make it easy to add Wi-Fi
connectivity to standard 8-32 bit microcontrollers and are aimed at
plug-and-play integration of Wi-Fi into embedded platforms using
SPI or UART interfaces.
Commenting on the new Alpha Micro/GainSpan partnership, Christos
Papakyriacou said, "Competitively priced, the new Wi-Fi family of
products is ultra low power which makes it a compelling proposition
for clients looking for lower cost alternatives to devices that run
on alternative wireless technologies. Most people think of Wi-Fi as
a "power hungry" wireless medium but GainSpan has some clever
technology that delivers ultra low power Wi-Fi which opens up lots
of new opportunities for customers wanting to tap into the
well-established and readily available Wi-Fi ecosystem."
Concluding, Alan Kiltie, Sales Director Europe, GainSpan, said,
"Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly ubiquitous and has emerged as the
primary means for devices to gain Internet connectivity. Over 1
billion Wi-Fi devices and over 10 billion embedded microcontrollers
are expected to ship in 2011, with an increasing number of these
microcontrollers requiring connectivity to the internet or to
control devices such as smartphones. This combination of ubiquitous
access to Wi-Fi, low power Wi-Fi capabilities, and ease of
integration of Wi-Fi is allowing new product opportunities to
become a reality."