PCSRPWH Wi-Fi HaLow™ Reference Platform

Supports 730 MHz to 928 MHz for Worldwide Applications

The PCSRPWH reference platform allows the development of demonstration vehicles for use cases based on the IEEE 802.11ah standard, known as Wi-Fi HaLow. Using a pair of PCSRPWH devices enables testing of real-world applications.

The PCSRPWH reference platform is composed of a Palma Ceia Wi-Fi HaLow transceiver IC and an FPGA module evaluation board containing the baseband and MAC implementation. Intended for product designers and system architects, PCSRPWH enables the evaluation and demonstration of Wi-Fi HaLow in real-world applications. The PCSRPWH reference platform provides a Linux platform equipped with an IEEE 802.11ah/HaLow radio and Ethernet connection. It is simple to extend an existing Ethernet network with the Wi-Fi HaLow gateway for a quick demonstration vehicle and for lab evaluation. The reference platform has been factory set for 0 dBm. Output power is a user-configurable option up to +20 dBm.

PCSRPWH HaLow Reference Platform Transceiver Block Diagram


  • Complies with IEEE 802.11ah Specifications draft 8.0
  • Supports 1MHz and 2MHz bandwidth
  • Maximum UDP data rate of 4,500 Kbps
  • Low-power operation mode
  • Security: WPA3
  • Authentication: OWE (Enhanced Open)
  • Encryption: AES CCMP
  • Supports Access Point (AP) as well as sensor and non-sensor types of stations (STA)
  • Interfaces supported: Ethernet, JTAG, USB
  • Long battery life
  • Integrated crystal oscillator provides peripheral clocks


Supply Voltage1.8V - 3.3V
Operation Temperature: Commercial0C to 85C
Operation Temperature: Industrial-40C to +115C
North America frequency bands:902 MHz - 928 MHz
Europe frequency bands:863 MHz - 868 MHz
China frequency bands730 MHz - 790 MHz
TX Pout0 dBm
TX Pout with the supplied external amplifierUp to 20 dBm

Applications include

  • Asset tracking management
  • Building security systems
  • Electronic door lock
  • Electronic shelf label
  • Elevator and escalator control
  • Factory automation
  • Fire alarm control panel
  • Gateway
  • HVAC
  • IoT applications
  • IP camera10252535
  • Motion detector
  • Smart & automatic meter reader
  • Thermostat
  • Video surveillance
  • Wearable
  • Window sensor
  • Wireless environmental sensor
  • Wireless health application
  • Wireless sensor networks

Learn More

To take advantage of Palma Ceia’s solutions for Wi-Fi connectivity, send an email to info@pcsemi.com or contact us at one of our worldwide offices.