Case Studies

IOT Module with Wi-Fi / BLE / ZigBee

  • Qualcomm QCA4020 Chipset
  • Dual Wi-Fi / BLE 5.0 / ZigBee / Thread
  • Hardware Design
  • PCB Design
  • Firmware Development
  • RF Calibration

Project Summary:

It is a connectivity module based on the Qualcomm QCA 4020 Wireless SoC. The QCA4020 is a Qualcomm solution for the IOT domain. It has dual band Wi-Fi, BLE 5.0 and ZigBee radios all in one SoC. The module can be used in a multitude of IOT applications. The device can act as a Gateway between the internet and other IOT devices with BLE or ZigBee connectivity.

The QCA4020 is a low power SOC that integrates a Cortex M4F for application processing, Cortex M0 for network stack processing, and a separate processor for Wi-Fi. It has hardware level encryption and Co-Existence capability for Wi-Fi and BLE radios.

The Module can be used in a range of applicationslike Smart Home, Networking, Entertainment and Smart Cities.

Important Parts:

  • Qualcomm Wi-Fi, BLE, ZigBee, Thread
  • Skyworks Wi-Fi Front End Module
  • Skyworks RF Amplifier
  • Macronix 16Mb NOR Flash Memory

Salient Features:

  • Dual Band Wi-Fi, BLE 5.0, ZigBee, Thread.
  • Meshing Capability
  • Multiple I/O pins
  • Compact Design: 39mm x 28mm x 4mm

Qmax Scope of work:

  • Schematics Entry
  • PCB Layout Design
  • PCB Fabrication and Assembly
  • Firmware development
  • RF Calibration and Tuning
  • Board Bring-up and testing