LitePoint, a provider of wireless test solutions, announced a strategic collaboration with Morse Micro, a Wi-Fi HaLow silicon vendor, and AzureWave Technologies, Inc., a worldwide provider of wireless connectivity and image processing solutions, to expand innovative use cases for Wi-Fi HaLow technology. The collaboration is designed to accelerate time-to-market and simplify the development process for products based on the Wi-Fi HaLow IEEE 802.11ah standard.

Wi-Fi HaLow technology is ideal for industrial IoT (IIoT) and large-area smart city infrastructure by providing low-power, long-range connectivity optimized for IoT applications operating in the sub-GHz frequency band. The protocol enhances power efficiency, reaches distances exceeding 1 km, supports maximum data rates in the hundreds of Mbps, and provides a connection density of more than 8,000 devices per access point.

“The collaboration with LitePoint will harness our collective expertise to drive innovation and scalability in the IoT ecosystem,” said Prakash Guda, vice president of marketing and product management at Morse Micro. “LitePoint’s IQxel-MW 7G enabled a thorough validation of our Wi-Fi HaLow chipset to ensure that it is optimized for peak performance. Our collaboration with AzureWave also ensures seamless integration of our chipset into their wireless module, accelerating time-to-market for product makers across a wide range of IoT applications.”

“As a leading wireless module maker, AzureWave provides reliable, pre-validated modules that ultimately shorten the customer’s development process and time-to-market,” said Patrick Lin, vice president of product marketing at AzureWave. “Working with LitePoint, we ensure that our modules meet the performance requirements needed by our customers and rapidly scale the development of Wi-Fi HaLow devices for the IoT ecosystem.”

“Ramping Wi-Fi HaLow devices to high volume has become simpler with the streamlined availability of validated solutions that encompass the chipset, the module, and test equipment,” said Adam Smith, director of marketing at LitePoint. “Test solutions with LitePoint’s IQxel-MW family of testers simplify the development and deployment of Wi-Fi HaLow products, minimizing the barrier to entry for Wi-Fi HaLow developers.”

Technical Details: LitePoint: IQxel-MW 7G

The IQxel-MW 7G is designed to meet the testing demands of connectivity and cellular technologies operating between 400 MHz and 7.3 GHz. The platform supports a full range of wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi 6E/7 and Wi-Fi HaLow, Bluetooth® and 2G/3G/4G/5G cellular technologies. The IQxel-MW 7G is an ideal solution for today’s Wi-Fi devices as well as the requirements for Wi-Fi and cellular 5G coexistence testing.