Wireless Smart Ubiquitous Network (Wi-SUN) is the leading IPv6 sub-GHz mesh technology for smart city and smart utility applications. Wi-SUN brings Smart Ubiquitous Networks to service providers, utilities, municipalities/local government, and other enterprises, by enabling interoperable, multi-service, and secure wireless mesh networks. Wi-SUN can be used for large-scale outdoor IoT wireless communication networks in a wide range of applications covering both line-powered and battery-powered nodes.
Silicon Labs' Wi-SUN hardware is certified by the Wi-SUN Alliance, a global industry association devoted to seamless LPWAN connectivity. Wi-SUN builds upon open standard internet protocols (IP) and APIs, enabling developers to extend existing infrastructure platforms to add new capabilities. Built to scale with long-range capabilities, high-data throughput and IPv6 support, Wi-SUN simplifies wireless infrastructure for industrial applications and the evolution of smart cities.
|MCU Core||Frequency Range (MHz)||Flash (kB)||RAM (kB)||Max Output Power (dBm)||GPIO||Security||Peak RX Sensitivity|
EFR32FG12 Series 1 Sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz SoCs
Sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz
|ARM Cortex-M4||110 2483.5||512, 1024||64, 128, 256||19, 20||28, 31, 32, 46, 65||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2||-102.7 (250 kbps DSSS-OQPSK 2.4 GHz), -120.6 dBm (2.4 kbps 2 GFSK 868 MHz), -126.2 (600 bps GFSK 915 MHz), -126.2 (600 bps GFSK 915 MHz); -102.7 (250 kbps DSSS-OQPSK 2.4 GHz), -126.2 (600 bps, GFSK, 915 MHz)|
Silicon Labs Senior Manager Abhijit Grewal had a chance to talk with Wi-SUN Alliance President and CEO Phil Beecher to discuss the technical merits of the Wi-SUN protocol. Well suited for smart metering, advanced metering infrastructure, power generation, and distribution, as well as, large scale smart city applications due to its scalability and multi-vendor and interoperability.
Silicon Labs Wi-SUN Wireless Starter Kits support 868-915 MHz and is an ideal development platform for getting familiar with EFR32 FG12 and MG12 wireless SoCs. The kits provide all necessary tools for developing scalable, secure Wi-SUN IoT Applications. Radio boards supporting other Wi-SUN frequency bands can be ordered separately.
The Wireless Starter Kit Mainboard contains an on-board J-Link debugger with a Packet Trace Interface and a virtual COM port, enabling application development and debugging of the attached radio board as well as external hardware. The mainboard also contains sensors and peripherals for easy demonstration of some of the EFR32's many capabilities.
Starter Kit Coming Soon
Wi-SUN is an open standard based on IPv6 and IEEE 802.15.4g/e specification. Wi-SUN is responsible for the standard development and is a global ecosystem of member companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of open standards-based Field Area Networks (FAN) and Internet of Things (IoT).
Wi-SUN® FAN specifications bring Smart Ubiquitous Networks to service providers, utilities, municipalities/local government and other enterprises, by enabling interoperable, multi-service and secure wireless mesh networks.
|Open standards||Based on IEEE, IETF and other open standards||
|Global solution||Unlicensed bands: 2.4 GHz, sub-GHz (dominant)||
|Radio options||FSK, MR-OQPSK and OFDM modulations||
|Throughput||6.2 kbps to 2400 kbps||
|Application Types||High/low throughputs at low power||