Synaptics, a leading provider of human interface solutions, has announced its latest chipset, the SYN43711, designed specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. This new tri-band chipset offers highly efficient wireless connectivity for a wide range of devices, from high-end home appliances to surveillance cameras and robots.
The SYN43711 is a cost-effective version of Synaptics’ SYN4382 SoC, providing support for advanced features such as Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. It is specifically designed for small form factor devices, making it an ideal choice for compact IoT devices.
Key Features and Specifications:
– Tri-band (2.4, 5, 6 GHz) Wi-Fi 4, 5, 6, 6E with speeds of up to 600 Mbps
– Bluetooth 5.3 LE with LE Audio support
– Integrated PAs and LNAs with high transmit power and receive sensitivity
– Synaptics Smart Co-Ex technology for efficient coexistence of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios
– Wi-Fi: PCIe Gen 1 and SDIO 3.0
– Bluetooth: UART, I2S, PCM
– JTAG/SWD for internal debugging at Synaptics (no user-programmable core)
– GPIO for LEDs
– 16 Kbit OTP flash
– Integrated power management unit (PMU)
– Compact dimensions: 5.41 x 4.24 x 0.51mm
Contrary to the common definition of a SoC, the SYN43711 is actually a chipset that connects to a host microcontroller or application processor through various interfaces to control Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities. While there may be one or more Arm cores, the JTAG/SWD interface is solely for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth data and protocol processing.
The SYN43711 is currently in the sampling phase for key customers and is expected to enter mass production in the first quarter of 2024. More detailed information can be found in the official press release issued by Synaptics.
Q: What is the SYN43711 chipset designed for?
A: The SYN43711 chipset is designed for IoT applications, offering wireless connectivity for various devices such as home appliances, surveillance cameras, robots, and more.
Q: What are the key features of the SYN43711 chipset?
A: The key features include tri-band Wi-Fi (supporting Wi-Fi 4, 5, 6, 6E), Bluetooth 5.3 LE with LE Audio support, high transmit power and receive sensitivity, and efficient coexistence of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios.
Q: When will the SYN43711 be available for mass production?
A: The SYN43711 is scheduled to enter mass production in the first quarter of 2024.
Q: How does the SYN43711 differ from a traditional System-on-Chip (SoC)?
A: While it is referred to as a SoC, the SYN43711 is actually a chipset that connects to a host microcontroller or application processor. It does not have a user-programmable core but is responsible for controlling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities.