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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 in the 2.4 GHz, 5 Ghz and 6 GHz bands. 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 1 GHz 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 offers many Mbps of data throughput. The international standard that describes Wi-Fi HaLow is IEEE 802.11ah.
What is the difference between IEEE 802.11ah and Wi-Fi HaLow?
How fast is Wi-Fi HaLow?
What makes Wi-Fi HaLow reach farther than conventional Wi-Fi?
How does Wi-Fi HaLow save power?
Narrower channels of radio frequencies below 1 Ghz 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?
Will I be able to use my existing Smart Phone, Tablet, Smart Speaker device to connect with Wi-Fi HaLow devices?
Yes, Wi-Fi HaLow devices connect to the internet via a Wi-Fi HaLow router. Any device connected to the internet will be able to communicate with Wi-Fi HaLow devices in the same method as traditional Wi-Fi. Mobile Products with Wi-Fi HaLow capability could be designed to connect directly to IoT devices or in Peer-to-Peer connection with each other, across very long distances.
How can I find out more technical details?
Check out the following pages:
Technology for more detailed technical information about Wi-Fi HaLow and comparisons with other technologies; Product provide overview of key features supported by our latest Wi-Fi HaLow product family; Applications list typical Wi-Fi HaLow use cases where you can learn how Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow attributes benefit those applications;