Sequoia announce 802.15.4 compatible WiFi module

the U.K launch of the RN-XV, ultra low power WiFi module, with a common form factor with many leading 802.15.4 modules.

Sequoia Technology - the Berkshire based technology solutions company, enabling customers to bring highly technical products to market, today announced the U.K launch of the RN -XV, ultra low power WiFi module, with a common form factor with many leading 802.15.4 modules.


The RN -XV has a TTL UART pin -out that is compatible with XBee and other common 802.15.4 footprints ensuring suitability with customers looking to migrate existing systems to standard WiFi based IP protocols without modifying hardware.

The module provides ultra low power and full speed 802.11 b/g rates. The RN -XV is perfect for both legacy and existing designs such as sensor networks, utility meters, remote control and M2M applications.

Like Roving Networks other wireless products, the RN -XV offers industry leading ultra low power consumption characteristics (4uA sleep, 40mA RX and 180mA TX at 10dBm). It is built upon Roving's field proven RN -171 module which includes complete onboard TCP/IP stack, requiring no external MCU or drivers. RN -XV offers built in network services including IPv4 addressing with full WEP/WPA/WPA2 security, HTTP, FTP, UDP, TCP, DNS, ICMP, ARP, DHCP protocols and WiFi protected setup (WPS).

David Taylor, Wireless Product Manager of Sequoia comments; "Roving Network products continue to provide a simplistic approach in offering systems integrators a reliable WiFi or Bluetooth connectivity solution to add to applications. The RN -XV is no exception, only requiring minimal RF expertise and an straightforward configuration to best serve individual product requirements".

About Sequoia - Sequoia Technology Group Ltd, headquartered in Berkshire, UK is an independently owned technology solutions specialist in the field of Telemetry and Wireless M2M modules, terminals and antennas. With first class technical and logistics support, Sequoia offers leading edge technology for a diverse customer base. The company also includes divisions in Silicon, HD Video and Sensor products.

About Roving Networks - Since 2000 and based in California, United States, Roving Networks has established itself as a leader in embedded wireless products. Specialising in development and production of ultra low power modules built upon standard wireless interfaces, the comprehensive line of Bluetooth and WiFI products are used by thousands of customers worldwide in a myriad of applications. The development team includes world -leading experts with decades of experience in wireless technologies and embedded system design. Roving Networks' solutions remove the risk and simplify the design, test, manufacture and certification of short range wireless devices in customers applications.

For further information, please contact David Taylor on +44 118 976 9017 or david.taylor@sequoia.co.uk

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