SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 3, 2019 – Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS), a provider of next-generation wireless connectivity solutions, today announced it received the Excellent Solution Award for its HaLow product at the Internet of Things and Smart City Exhibition in Shenzhen, mainland China.
“IoT and M2M connectivity will be everywhere and used in many applications,” said Greg Walker, chief administrative officer of Palma Ceia SemiDesign. “In markets where Wi-Fi and cellular IoT will be used — such as vehicle-to-vehicle communication, or tracking the movement and condition of perishable fruits and vegetables — you can expect our connectivity solutions to drive positive business and personal outcomes. This award is yet another validation that our silicon-proven HaLow solutions lead the market in both customer adoption and price/performance.”
Wi-Fi HaLow is a new industry standard (IEEE 802.11ah) promoted by the Wi-Fi Alliance. HaLow is targeted directly at IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) RF communication. The new HaLow standard runs in the Sub-GHz range and is able to transmit and receive at longer distances. A single access point can support more than 8,000 devices. HaLow is designed with low-power operation in mind, and the low-power options, in standby and transmission, allow HaLow to operate under battery power for as long as 10 years in some applications. This support for low-power operation and the large number of supported devices makes HaLow a perfect fit for IoT and M2M applications.