IoT Chips and Modules

Track down your best IoT SoC or wireless modules options for your next project

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August 20, 2018

This guide will help you:

  • Get a list of current vendors in the IoT SoC and Module space
  • Provide resources on how to make a decision for your IoT project based on current tech, battery life and new connectivity options.

 

Featured

Our featured SoC for IoT

Marvell 88W8977

Marvell 88W8977

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WLAN (2.4/5 GHz) and Bluetooth single-chip solution,
  • Indoor location and navigation (802.11 mc and BLE Angles)
  • Data rates up to MCS 7 (150 Mbps)
  • Industry's lowest power 28nm connectivity solution

REVIEWS

USER & TECHNICAL

Manufacturers

A list of vendors focused on delivering solutions for the Internet of Things

Texas Instruments

Dallas United States
Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells processors, MCUs, power management circuits, and sensors.

Silicon Labs

Austin United States
Silicon Labs provides mixed-signal and RF CMOS silicon architectures, MCU wireless components, and sensors along with supporting software and cloud services.

Semtech

Camarillo United States
Semtech provides analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. They are also the company behind the LoRa protocol.

Redpine Signals

San Jose United States
Redpine Signals, Inc., a fabless semiconductor and wireless systems company, provides chipset and system level products for wireless networks. It offers Wi-Fi chipsets, modules, systems, RTLS tags, and starter kits for industrial, consumer electronics, me

Qualcomm

San Diego United States
Qualcomm manufactures digital wireless communications equipment including processors, SoC and development kits.

NXP Semiconductors

Eindhoven Netherlands
NXP Semiconductors (Acquired by Qualcomm) provides high performance mixed signal and standard product solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products.

Nordic Semiconductor ASA

Sunnyvale United States
Nordic Semiconductor ASA is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in low-power wireless communication in the license-free 2.4GHz and sub-1-GHz ISM bands.

Marvell Technology Group

Santa Clara United States
Marvell Technology Group designs, develops, and markets analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing and embedded microprocessor integrated circuits.

Lantronix

Irvine United States
Lantronix is a software and hardware provider for specialized networking and connectivity solutions.

Intel

Santa Clara United States
Intel is a semi-conductors design and manufacturing company that designs, develops and sells integrated digital technology platform worldwide. Their products include hardware devices, processors, boards & kits, chipsets, server products, networking & comm

GainSpan (Acquired by Telit)

San Jose United States
GainSpan (Acquired by Telit) provides IoT with wireless connectivity solutions consisting of WiFi modules, WiFi chips, SDKs, development boards, and app development kits.

Espressif Systems

Pudong China
Espressif Systems produces Wi-Fi and specialty semiconductor communication chipsets. They are most famous for their ESP8266 & ESP32 chip family.

Dialog Semiconductor

London United Kingdom
Dialog Semiconductor develops mixed signal integrated circuits for mobile, tablet, IoT and solid state lighting applications.

Cypress Semiconductor

San Jose United States
Cypress Semiconductor designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells embedded system solutions.

ARM (Acquired by Softbank)

Cambridge United Kingdom
ARM Limited (Acquired by Softbank) is a semiconductor intellectual property (IP) company that designs and licenses technology to semiconductor and systems companies.

Wireless Modules

ESP8266

ESP8266

Low-power, highly-integrated Wi-Fi solution. A minimal of 7 external components

Additional resources

IoT-Inc Podcast: James Stansberry, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the IoT Products Group at Silicon Labs

Markets and Markets Research Report: IoT Chip Market Global Forecast to 2022 (paid)

Embedded: Don’t choose between Bluetooth and WiFi for IoT and non-IoT applications | Dr. Jerry Krasner | 4/29/2016

Argenox: A Guide to Selecting a Bluetooth Chipset

Software:

Clarinox
"ClarinoxSoftFrame is our software development framework for embedded systems. It provides the necessary infrastructure for the embedded software engineer to develop on desktop and move to a smorgasbord of choice of embedded targets; with minimal knowledge of the real-time operating systems."

IoT Semiconductors Market Leaders and Acquisitions

Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI)
IoT Offerings
- Aquired Linear Technology (NASDAQ: LLDC) for $14.8B - 7/26/2016 - Article

Microchip (NASDAQ: MCHP)
IoT Offerings
- Aquired Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) for $3.6B - 1/19/2016 - Article

Avago Technologies -- Now named Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO)
- Acquired Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) for $37B - 5/28/2015 - Article

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI)
IoT Offerings
- Acquired Freescale (NYSE: FSL) for $11.8B - 3/2/2015 - Article
- Acquired by Qualcomm for $47B - 10/27/2016 - Article

Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ: MRVL)
IoT Offerings

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY)
IoT Offerings
- Acquired Broadcom's IoT Offerings for $550M - 6/16/2016 - Article