Morse Micro staged this record-setting field test of a long-range video call in San Francisco’s Ocean Beach neighborhood to showcase the ability of sub-GHz Wi-Fi HaLow signals to reach long distances in challenging real-world conditions. A low-power, long-reach version of Wi-Fi based on the IEEE 802.11ah standard, Wi-Fi HaLow offers more than 10x the range, 100x the coverage area, and 1000x the volume of traditional Wi-Fi technologies.

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Traditional Wi-Fi protocols have long been the backbone of wireless connectivity, but the rapid growth of IoT applications for smart homes, building and industrial automation, and wireless infrastructure has exposed limitations in terms of range and power efficiency. Morse Micro recognized this challenge in 2016 and developed Wi-Fi HaLow to bridge the technological gaps. The momentum behind Wi-Fi HaLow is growing rapidly, with the Wi-Fi Alliance taking significant steps to promote the protocol’s connectivity benefits, extending the range of other existing Wi-Fi standards. This makes it an ideal solution for setting up Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial sensor networks.

Morse Micro now stands at the forefront of Wi-Fi HaLow technology development. The company is sampling its Wi-Fi Alliance and FCC-certified MM6108 production silicon – the fastest, smallest, lowest power, and longest-range Wi-Fi HaLow SoC available in the market. Morse Micro has built an extensive ecosystem of module partners and ODMs and is seeing significant traction in infrastructure applications and IoT devices, including indoor and outdoor IP security cameras, dual-mode Wi-Fi access points and many other IoT products showcased by partner demos at CES 2024.

According to the morsemicro