Ultralow WiFi RKi6000 Strongly Powers IoT!

RKi6000 Smart Home Products Unveiled at MWC

Feb 22, 2016, 11:15 ET from Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd.

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) formally opened! IoT smart hardware is sure to attract great attention during the show. Rockchip black tech – IoT terminal products powered by global ultralow power WiFi RKi6000 were launched at the same time, and two applications, household lighting and HiFi sound system are being exhibited, becoming one of the highlights of MWC.

Low power WiFi has become a core factor in IoT. Last year, Rockchip launched ultralow WiFi RKi6000. Power consumption of RKi6000 is equivalent to BT4.0 LE (Low Energy). It can be applied in the fields of smart home, home appliance, home control center, and even medical care, transportation and military. This revolutionary low power WiFi solution has attracted great attention from the entire industry.

At the Rockchip booth, the measurement platform for development board of RKi6000 is being demonstrated to visitors. According to data, the power consumption of a smart bulb powered by RKi6000 is about 75% lower than that using a traditional WiFi solution. At the time it lights up, the instantaneous power consumption of a RKi6000 bulb is merely 0.08w/h, while the consumption of a traditional WiFi smart bulb is 0.2w/h. This means the power consumption of RKi6000 is merely 1/4 of the traditional solution.

The power consumption of the sound system powered by RKi6000 is 65% lower than that using traditional WiFi solution. The real-time current of playing HiFi music via RKi6000 sound system is merely 23mA, while the traditional WiFi sound system is up to 60mA.

Rockchip also announced its "Open source platform of ultralow WiFi RKi6000" strategic plan.  "We welcome IoT companies, teams and smart hardware makers from the world to jointly develop the new stage of IoT!" said Chen Feng, senior vice-president of Rockchip.

It only took Rockchip half a year to go from launch to final mass production of the IoT Ultralow WiFi solution RKi6000. The exhibition of smart products powered by RKi6000 at MWC has no doubt accelerated the development of IoT commercial applications, and meanwhile, helped gradually form a scaled and standardized industrial pattern.

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SOURCE Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd.