Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF7002 low power Wi-Fi 6 companion IC—the first in the company’s Wi-Fi product family—has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Internet of Things Product of the Year’ category of the 2023 Elektra Awards. Wi-Fi 6 delivers significant benefits to IoT applications—such as smart home products, industrial sensors, asset trackers, and wearables—including power efficiency gains for battery powered Wi-Fi operation, and management of large IoT networks comprising hundreds of devices.
Now in its 21st year, the Elektra Awards—organized by U.K. publication Electronics Weekly—celebrate technical, business, and personal achievement in the global electronics industry across 16 categories. A panel of judges, including designers, engineers, and members of the technical media, reviewed submissions based on the product’s degree of technical innovation, performance parameters, and its ability to open up new markets and applications, before deciding to honor Nordic’s nRF7002 companion IC.
The nRF7002 IC brings low power and secure Wi-Fi to the IoT. It offers excellent coexistence with Bluetooth LE, Thread, and Zigbee, and can be used alongside Nordic’s already award-winning nRF52 Series and nRF5340 multiprotocol SoCs and the nRF9160 cellular IoT SiP, as well as non-Nordic host devices. This makes it a perfect fit for Matter, a smart home standard backed by Amazon, Apple, Google, Nordic, Samsung, and hundreds of other companies.
The IC is accompanied by the nRF7002 Development Kit (DK). The DK includes an nRF7002 IC and features an nRF5340 SoC as a host processor. The DK enables Wi-Fi 6 features like OFDMA, Beamforming, and Target Wake Time, and includes Arduino connectors, two programmable buttons, a Wi-Fi dual-band antenna, a Bluetooth LE antenna, and current measurement pins.
The winners of the 21st annual Elektra Awards will be announced at a gala dinner on the 29th November, 2023 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.