- The nRF7002 will complement Nordic Semiconductor’s advanced portfolio of Bluetooth LE products.
- The company intends to leverage its strong market position in Bluetooth LE to enter the Wi-Fi IoT space.
Nordic Semiconductor, a prominent company that offers IoT chipsets, has reportedly introduced its first Wi-Fi 6 chip which is designed to be used along with the company’s current Bluetooth LE and IoT chipsets. The Norway-based company intends to leverage its strong market position in Bluetooth LE and enter the highly competitive Wi-Fi IoT market with the recent launch.
The Wi-Fi 6 chip is designed to deliver connectivity to ultra-low power IoT devices which also includes sensors. Coined as a companion chip, the nRF7002 will complement Nordic Semiconductor’s advanced portfolio of Bluetooth LE products.
According to Nordic Semiconductor, the company now offers support to all wireless protocols for device commissioning and ensuring high throughput. It appears that the company is capitalizing on the growing demand for fast and smooth connectivity.
The Director of Product Management Kjetil Holstad stated that a majority of their customers use Bluetooth LE for their respective Wi-Fi IoT devices. Moreover, various devices today are highly dependent on Wi-Fi’s high throughput performance.
Apart from this, the soon-to-be-finished new Matter standard is weighing heavily on Nordic Semiconductor’s strategic thinking. For those unaware, Matter is a new advanced IoT protocol that is developed to unify as well as simplify the IoT space, for device developers as well as consumers.
Moreover, Matter has already received abundant support from industry behemoths such as Amazon, Google, and Apple among others. The protocol, in theory, represents a significant revenue-generating opportunity.
The Matter protocol, according to seasoned experts, will foster more growth for IoT space and the networking segment, starting with smart home devices and eventually reaching enterprise-grade systems.
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