Morse Micro

– reinventing Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things.

We are building the industry’s first Wi-Fi HaLow silicon chip – a wireless solution that securely connects smart devices over long distances using minimal power.

 
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What we do

Since its inception, Wi-Fi has changed the way we live, work and play. Originally invented to free mobile computers from network cables, it has now found its way into (almost) every computer, phone, home, and business.

At Morse Micro we believe in a future of wirelessly connected people and devices; a future that will enable us to interact, manufacture, farm, and live smarter. Imagine no power cords, no spotty connectivity, no empty batteries or lousy security.

Morse Micro is creating tomorrow’s technology today. We are making ultra-low power, long range & secure Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things a reality.

The IEEE calls it 802.11ah, the Wi-Fi Alliance calls it HaLow. We call it the future.

Ask for our info sheet to get all the technological specs.

 
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Features


Forget proprietary bridges, big batteries and security breaches. Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow technology is the first system that is easy to implement, painless to update and simple to maintain. Find out what makes this chip unique.

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Long-range connections

Morse Micro supports the Wi-Fi HaLow standard with frequency bands below one gigahertz. Compared to conventional Wi-Fi, the narrower band and lower frequency HaLow devices can reach 10 times farther, cover 100 times the area, or 1000 times the volume with a single Access Point.

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Low energy usage

A Morse Micro Wi-Fi HaLow chip requires a fraction the power of a conventional Wi-Fi chip. Low peak power requirements enable the use of small batteries. While sophisticated sleep modes and low power circuitry mean those small batteries can last many years.

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Embedded IoT

security

To ensure that your IoT solution is safe, secure and reliable, Morse Micro’s SOCs comply with all IEEE 802.11 government- grade security requirements, including new WPA3.

We add unique chip ID technology to support secure boot and trusted platform transactions at every power-up.

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Fast implementation

This technology can be integrated quickly – guaranteeing fast time-to-market. We provide the complete System-on-a-Chip (SOC) solution and required driver software.

Morse Micro’s radio design techniques use extremely linear and highly selective filtering to provide OFDM connections that reject noise and adjacent channel interference.

 
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Over-the-Air upgrades

To remain secure and keep maintenance at a minimum, Morse chips support high bandwidth bidirectional data transfers – making firmware upgrades quick and painless. This way IoT applications can adapt to the highest security standards and performance improvements at any point.

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Native internet connection

Every Morse device can have an IP address to connect directly to the internet through a Wi-Fi HaLow Access Point. No vendor specific hubs or bridges required – creating a perfect customer experience.

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Highly integrated design

Morse Micro’s solution requires minimal PCB real estate and few external components. Our integrated SOC combines low power Wi-Fi HaLow radio, a phy layer, MAC, an IoT processor, convenient GPIOs and battery management in one tiny chip.

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Early access to selected partners

Interested in the product that we are building? Reach out for early access to our partner program, for a module demonstrator and pre-production silicon.

Australian-designed low-energy Wi-Fi chips are set to power a new generation of smart devices which can talk across neighbourhoods and run for years on a single battery.

The Sydney Morning Herald

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FAQ

Here's what you need to know about Morse Micro, the Internet of Things, Wi-Fi HaLow and our technical solution.

What's the difference between “ordinary” Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi HaLow?

"Ordinary" Wi-Fi is designed to transfer data fast – enabling you to stream movies and download files quickly using wide channels of radio frequencies around 2.4GHz and 5Ghz. The effective distances for these connections are short, and they drain batteries fast, requiring frequent charging or constant power. Wi-Fi HaLow uses narrower channels of radio frequencies under 1GHz with connections reaching up to 10 times farther. Wi-Fi HaLow is perfect for IoT devices which require more robust connections at farther distances, and can take advantage of new sleep modes that save power. Wi-Fi HaLow enables a new class of products that can run off batteries for years, and still offer many Mbps of bandwidth.

What is the difference between IEEE 802.11ah and Wi-Fi HaLow?

You may hear these terms used interchangeably, but here is the difference: IEEE 802.11ah is a technical standard from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is a large document of around 8000 pages which defines all the exact details of how to transmit and receive data over the air. It was defined purposefully for IoT applications.

There are other legacy IEEE wireless LAN standards such as 802.11a, b, g, n, ac, and so on. The Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA.org) was formed by vendors of chips and devices who wanted to ensure compatibility between various IEEE 802.11 products through objective testing and certification. “IEEE 802.11” was not a very consumer-friendly name, so the Wi-Fi Alliance branded the general technology as “Wi-Fi”. The Wi-Fi Alliance has created the brand “Wi-Fi HaLow(™)” for devices that will be certified as compliant to the IEEE 802.11ah standard.

How fast is Wi-Fi HaLow?

Wi-Fi HaLow’s data rates scale similarly to legacy Wi-Fi data rates, which means that the closer you get to a router, the faster your connection gets. These “MCS rates” are defined by IEEE 802.11ah. The lowest speed at the farthest distances starts at approximately 150Kbps, and increases at shorter distances to over 70 Mbps for single-stream devices. Similar to legacy Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi HaLow data rates can be automatically managed between the AP and device.

What makes Wi-Fi HaLow reach farther than conventional Wi-Fi?

Conventional Wi-Fi operates in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi HaLow operates in bands below 1GHz. The lower frequency travels farther and passes through objects better. Wi-Fi HaLow also operates with narrow channels than conventional Wi-Fi. The lower radio band and narrower channels mean that Wi-Fi HaLow travels 10 times farther.

How does Wi-Fi HaLow save power?

There are several key features of Wi-Fi HaLow that save power compared to legacy Wi-Fi and other PAN, LAN and WAN technologies.

  • Using narrower channels of radio frequencies below 1Ghz travel farther and penetrate through building materials much better at lower power for Wi-Fi HaLow than legacy Wi-Fi or other technologies using 2.4GHz.

  • Multiple sleep modes allow HaLow sensors to conserve battery power without having to listen for frequent beacons, or to relay other device traffic used in mesh networks.

  • Listen-before-talk access scheme prevents unnecessary retransmissions due to collisions with other sensors.

How many devices can connect to one base station?

One base station, or Access Point, can service up to 8191 nodes or client devices, which are also referred to as Stations.

Will I be able to use my existing iPhone / iPad / Alexa to connect with Wi-Fi HaLow devices?

Yes, Wi-Fi HaLow devices connect to the internet via a Wi-Fi router. Any device connected to the internet will be able to communicate with your Wi-Fi HaLow device.

How can I find out more technical details?

Check out the Solutions and Reports for more detailed technical information about Wi-Fi HaLow, its use cases and comparisons with other technologies. A full datasheet is available to select customers upon request here - please provide some context as to what information you are looking for. Just want to say “Hi”? Also fine. We are looking forward hearing from you through our contact form.

Morse Micro Andy Terry explains why they are reinventing Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things.

TechCrunch

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Ask for our info sheet to get all the technological specs.

 
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