Wi-Fi HaLow is WiFi’s New IoT Standard

Wi-Fi HaLow: IoT and M2M Connectivity

Mobile medical information streamed to central monitoring station with HaLow

The connected world is wireless. Palma Ceia SemiDesign provides connectivity IC products for the Internet of Things and Machine to Machine communication.

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The public Wi-Fi hotspot market is expected to grow to 432 million by 2020, and many more private networks exist. These hotspots will form the basis of new Wi-Fi HaLow built-ins that can interconnect applications.


Applications include:

Industrial IoT
Smart Cities
Smart Health
Smart Home

Available Products:   802.11ah HaLow Transceiver

Illustration of different Wi-Fi frequencies

HaLow is a new industry standard (IEEE 802.11ah) promoted by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi HaLow is targeted directly at IoT and M2M RF communication.

The new Wi-Fi 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. Wi-Fi HaLow is designed with low-power operation in mind. The low-power options, in standby and transmission, allow Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi HaLow a perfect fit for IoT and M2M applications.


Diagram of devices such as robots, vehicles and cameras that can be connected with HaLow
Wi-Fi HaLow extends IoT/M2M Hotspot up to 1km

Member, Wi-Fi AllianceSignificant portions of the frequency spectrum are now available and these newly available frequencies have spawned efforts to create standards in the wireless space to address the many different applications that can benefit from operating in a wireless environment.

The WiFi Alliance has lead the way in standardizing protocols and operations in these frequency bands for the benefit of everyone. The evolution of wireless will continue as more and more application use cases utilize these wireless frequency bands.