ROCKCHIP WORLD’S LOWEST POWER WI-FI TECHNOLOGY TO BE AVAILABLE IN SMART PLUGS, ACCESS CONTROLS, CAMERAS & HOME APPLIANCES
Reduces Power Consumption by 85% for IoT Devices -- Same as Bluetooth 4.0 LTE
June 23, 2015, Fuzhou, China - Rockchip http://www.rock-chips.com/, China's leading fabless semiconductor company and mobile SoC solution provider, announced today that the new Rockchip RKi6000 world's lowest power Wi-Fi technology will be available for smart home applications, including smart plugs, intelligent access controls, smart cameras, home appliances, wearables, and more. The RKi6000 is the new ultra-low power Wi-Fi and memory technology that greatly reduces power consumption of IoT (Internet of Things) smart devices by 85%, allowing the use of AAA batteries for up to 35 years and the use of coin batteries in everyday appliances and devices. The new technology advances the widespread adoption of IoT by providing more efficient power, a lower price, smaller size, and the ability to use Wi-Fi for the development of IoT devices.
See video of Gavin Que, Director of IoT Department, Rockchip at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVMZC_APoxs&feature=youtu.be .
Awarded numerous international technical patents for the new Wi-Fi technology, the Rockchip RKi6000 SoC (systems on chip) processor technology sets a new standard for Wi-Fi, with power consumption now equal to that of Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Low Energy), with receiving power consumption around 20mAh during use, 85% lower than standard Wi-Fi built with RF architecture. When compared with the Bluetooth/ZIGBEE standard, Wi-Fi is more convenient to use with the easy Internet connection provided by the standard Wi-Fi infrastructure, but because of its high power requirements, Wi-Fi was previously unable to be incorporated into portable devices with an electrical current limit. The RKi6000's on-chip processor and memory technology resolves this power issue, reducing power consumption to make Wi-Fi equal to Bluetooth LE, advancing the adoption of IoT devices by breaking Wi-Fi's power consumption bottleneck.
The Rockchip RKi6000 will be available starting Q3 2015. For more information, see the website: www.rock-chips.com, Twitter: @IloveRockchip.
Founded in 2001, Rockchip is China's leading fabless semiconductor company and mobile-internet SoC solution provider. Rockchip joined with industry leaders, including Google, Intel, and ARM in 2015 to build an independent and complete industrial chain eco-system with mobile internet platforms and smart technology for PCs, communications devices, tablets, smartphones, OTT-Boxes, and more. Rockchip has combined its audio/video and Android experience to produce semiconductor (IC) solutions for world-renowned OEM/ODM and brand customers. The launch of IoT technology enables Rockchip to gain enormous influence in the global IoT and smart technology industry.
Rockchip's development and design headquarters are in Fuzhou, China, with three additional branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen focusing on services and marketing. For more information, visit www.rock-chips.com.