RS9116 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Solutions

RS9116 wireless connectivity products are a family of SoC's and modules providing comprehensive 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth 5 wireless connectivity. The product family is divided into two basic types depending on the type of host processor used.

  • RS9116W-based products are used with an embedded host microprocessor (MCU) together with WiSeConnect™ drivers.
  • RS9116N-based products are used with a Linux application processor together with n-Link™ drivers.

Product pages for the RS9116 provide features and specifications for various RS9116 SoC's and modules.

RS9116W - WiSeConnect™

WiSeConnect™ offers a full network offload option for embedded systems with low-end host microcontrollers running an RTOS or bare metal OS. The RS9116W connects to a host MCU using UART, SPI or SDIO interfaces. A complete set of wireless, networking and security stacks run on the RS9116W device, however the networking stack can be bypassed if required. Communication with the host MCU is achieved with AT Commands, or alternately a simple binary API referred to as SAPI. Embedded products provide greater than 20 Mbps Wi-Fi application throughput with multiple operating modes including Wi-Fi Client, Wi-Fi Access Point, Simultaneous Wi-Fi Client & Access Point and Dual-mode Bluetooth.

n-Link™ offers low-level Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for systems that have a higher-end 32-bit applications processor running a Linux-based operating system. The RS9116N interfaces to a processor using SDIO or USB host interfaces, with the networking and wireless stacks/profiles running on the applications processor. n-Link™ provides up to 50 Mbps Wi-Fi application throughput with multiple operating modes including Wi-Fi Client, Wi-Fi Access Point, Simultaneous Wi-Fi Client & Access Point, and Dual-mode Bluetooth.