Supplier Spotlight - Redpine Signals | Symmetry Blog
Each week, we'll be showcasing one of our suppliers from our line card and what distinguishes them from the competition. This week's supplier is Redpine Signals, a wireless semiconductor and system solutions company focusing on innovative, ultra-low power and high-performance products for next-generation wireless applications.
Who is Redpine Signals?
Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra-low power single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Again, in 2009 Redpine pioneered the adoption of self-contained 802.11abgn modules into the then emerging M2M market. In 2013, Redpine introduced the world's first multiprotocol wireless chipset for the Internet of Things (IoT) market - featuring dual-band Wi-Fi, dual-mode BT 4.1, 802.11p, and 802.15.4/ZigBee. Redpine has created multiple products based on this chipset including n-Link (hosted), Connect-io-n (embedded), WiSeConnect (advanced embedded), WiSeMCU (embedded module with integrated MCU) and WaveCombo (V2X connectivity) modules. Redpine offers technology and products covering multiple market segments in the Connected World/IoT (industrial, medical, automotive, wearables, connected home, smart energy, building automation and real-time locationing), mobile and networking markets.
Redpine's team of industry veterans is focused on "Driving Wireless Convergence" into new markets by delivering the leading edge ultra-low power wireless solutions.
How are they different?
Redpine technology spans the complete end-to-end wireless solution (802.11 abgn, Dual Mode Bluetooth 4.1, 802.15.4/ZigBee/Thread, 802.11p, MCU, Integrated Security) and includes an extensive patent portfolio on OFDM, MIMO, embedded processor architectures and low-power techniques. The company's offerings include both the hardware and the software as certified (regulatory and protocol compliance) differentiated sub-systems to provide flexibility and ease of integration to the system integrator. This single-stop approach enables Redpine to deliver an optimal wireless solution to meet customer's requirements at an optimal price point.
What are their most popular products?
Redpine Signals has a comprehensive range of low-power, high-performance and high-security wireless SoCs and modules designed to cater to present day smart IoT devices. These products include 802.11abgn Wi-Fi® (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth® 5, 802.15.4/ZigBee®/Thread, 802.11p and ARM® Cortex®-M4F. The products are available in hosted architecture (stacks and profiles on the host) and embedded architecture (stacks and profiles inside the module). Redpine's latest product families include RS13100 launched in 2018, along with RS14100 (Wireless Secure MCU) and RS9116 (Wireless Connectivity) which were launched in 2017. Prior to these, Redpine had launched RS9113 and RS9110 wireless chipset and modules in 2013 and 2007 respectively. Redpine offers the simplicity of a one-stop solution as a single trusted partner which helps to speed up product innovations and succeed in the market.
What markets are their products ideal for?
Home & Building Automation
With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT), automation systems now have deeper insights for the management of connected devices such as surveillance cameras and security systems, lighting, thermostats and more. Redpine Signals offers outstanding innovative solutions with an integrated range of technologies which are vital for designing connected end-products that raise the performance bar in comfort, sustainability, integration, efficiency and functionality of home & building automation. They enable users to control, monitor and communicate with their automated appliances using a range of energy and cost efficient products in a secure environment.
Wearables & Fitness
Present day wearable technology backed by Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to deliver valuable services to users to help drive a better lifestyle. The wearable usage is extensive and diverse, ranging from sportsmen tracking performance to individuals tracking heart rate and calorie count to hospitals monitoring patient recovery. Redpine Signals provides customized solutions that feature security enhancement, convenience, and connectivity capabilities that can be easily integrated into wearable & fitness devices based on appropriate platforms. Their cloud connected wearable & fitness solutions enable quick integration for profile management, data collection, tracking & notifications.
Audio & Video
One of the best illustrations for demand of connectivity driving the “internet of things” is the increasing need for connected gadgets. Redpine Signals takes pride in its efforts that is changing the face of audio and video transmission, making it faster, of better quality and secure, with a wide range of connectivity solutions. Redpine Signals builds solutions on standard-based communications platform that ensures sustainability, reusability and can be leveraged for accommodating new applications. Their complete end-to-end solution has SoCs, module & software, all under one roof, ensuring quicker implementation & marketability.
New technological innovations are driving the automotive industry to embrace the power of high-speed wireless connectivity and artificial intelligence bringing in sophisticated software and services to the vehicle. Redpine Signals creates smarter, more efficient & secure multi-protocol wireless systems for automotives by leveraging the latest technologies for enhancing the driving experience and providing a safe driving environment. Redpine Signals provides auto-grade wireless solutions which serve as a perfect connectivity platform for the connected car, backed by cloud platforms for remote management & control.
Industrial Handheld & Control
Internet of Things (IoT) wireless technology is changing the landscape of industries by enabling connected industrial infrastructure. Redpine Signals presents a wide array of solutions to make modern day industry smarter, safer and more productive. Redpine Signals helps to simplify operation in modern business environments by making machines intelligent, enabling secure M2M communication with integrated networking and wireless stacks, supporting seamless cloud connectivity.
Redpine Signals understands what it takes to deliver safe, integrated and optimized medical solutions. They enable hospitals to improve the quality of patient care, maximize resource deployment and raise functional efficiency thereby increasing revenue & productivity by helping to create devices for remote monitoring, predictive health management & forecasted asset maintenance. Their products are designed for sustained, uninterrupted communication ensuring a high level of security in transmission via integrated networking and wireless stacks for effortless integration. Their dual band solutions with multiple power modes make possible for products to sustain robust data transfer while being extremely energy efficient.