Announcing the New InnoPhase INP1010 & INP1011 Modules!
The new INP1010/1011 products are complete solutions with integrated wireless connectivity plus microcontroller for edge-of-network IoT designs. The modules use InnoPhase’s award-winning Talaria TWO™ Multi-Protocol Platform with Wi-Fi and BLE for wireless data transfer, an embedded Arm Cortex-M3 for system control and user applications plus advanced security elements for device safeguards.
The Talaria TWO’s unique digital polar radio architecture makes the INP1010/1011 modules the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi solution. It also provides BLE connectivity for Wi-Fi provisioning, diagnostics, and other local communication. The integrated solution is ideally suited for battery-based, direct-to-cloud devices such as smart door locks, remote security cameras and connected sensors.
Now engineers can focus on the value-added aspects of their design while being able to take advantage of the ultra-low power wireless connectivity and still meet the demand for ease of integration, simpler designs and faster time to market. Using the module is easy – just connect a single power supply and GPIOs to your peripherals then the system is ready for use.
New IoT designs will experience a tremendous improvement in battery life plus direct-to-cloud connectivity that lowers installation complexity. The modules can operate in stand-alone mode, in conjunction with an external MCU or in a hybrid mode where the system control and processing responsibilities are shared between the module and an external MCU. They have either a printed PCB antenna (INP1010) or U.FL antenna connector (INP1011) and have completed Wi-Fi Alliance, Bluetooth SIG, FCC, and IC (Canada) testing and certification, with CE certification coming in third quarter 2020.
Key Product Features
Complete Talaria TWO based system integrated into a solder-down module with the following wireless and processing features:
Module Block Diagram
EVB-A Development Boards)
The INP3010/INP3011 EVB-A Development Board includes everything needed for evaluating the Talaria TWO module’s performance and capabilities, plus complete initial system integration and development.
Features of the EVB-A hardware include:
- Arduino UNO format interface board with mounted INP1010 or INP1011 for easy evaluation in stand-alone mode or in conjunction with an external MCU
- Integrated Pressure/Humidity, Temperature and Light sensors for prototyping. Other sensor connection possible through available I2C or SPI ports.
- Pre-compiled software binaries for quick evaluation of the modules key performance specifications
- USB connectivity for power, loading programs into RAM, storing programs in embedded Flash memory, and terminal message printout
- Connection to available GPIO through central header pins or through Arduino header pins at the board edge
- Antenna connections available directly on the INP1010/11 modules
- Power supplied from USB, external Arduino board or from optional battery connection
- Port available for direct measurement of module current consumption
Additional EVB-A Feature: Host MCU Interface Package for STM32 Nucleo Development Boards
Certain designs require a main MCU with specialized, high performance processing and high number of peripheral interfaces plus wireless networking for data and cloud connectivity from an external chipset. In these Hosted Mode scenarios, the Talaria TWO Module can be Serial-to-Wireless device providing Wi-Fi and BLE data connections while concurrently managing the IP networking stack.
InnoPhase has developed a self-contained application that runs on the Talaria TWO module and associated host interface drivers that run on the STM32L4 MCU. The two applications allow the MCU host to communicate with the Talaria TWO module over serial connection, either SPI or UART, and simplifies the Talaria TWO control commands to straightforward MCU function calls. Both applications for the Talaria TWO module and the STM32L4 MCU are available as part of the evaluation Software Package download below.
Includes support for either the ST NUCLEO-L433RC or NUCELO-L4A6ZG platforms. The L4A6ZG is used when an encrypted serial connection between the Host MCU and Talaria TWO is required.
Documentation & Software
Listed in this section are documents and software available for public download. These files will enable an initial evaluation of the Talaria TWO modules power consumption and throughput performance.
To start your evaluation, please purchase an INP3010 or INP3011 evaluation kit from our authorized distributors listed in the Product Availability section below. Then download our documentation and evaluation software package to start programming the board to test various functional capabilities of the Talaria TWO modules.
Once you are ready to start an in-depth development, the software development kit (SDK), additional software examples and more detailed documentation is available within our private Customer Portal. Please go to our Customer Portal Registration page for more information on how to register and gain access to the additional content.
(Version 2.2, Release Date 6-Jan-2021, 284MB)
The software Included in a downloadable .zip file are various evaluation binaries and associated programming tool for the INP3010/INP3011 EVB-A boards. Details about the software are below:
- I-CUBE-T2-STW Host API (MCU, Software Binary) and hapi_demo.elf (Talaria TWO, Serial-to-Wireless, Software Binary)
These applications provide an open or encrypted serial connection between a STM32L4 MCU and the Talaria TWO modules over SPI or UART.
- Multi-Purpose Demo (MPD) Application
This application is used to evaluate key functionality of the Talaria TWO modules, including current consumption for different Wi-Fi listen intervals, data transmission over various protocols, throughput performance using iPerf3 and other optimization settings. Windows and Linux Application GUIs are included, along with the associated Talaria TWO software binaries for iPerf3 and MPD testing. See the User Guide for Talaria TWO MPD Demo Tool document above for more information.
(Note: you will be asked to accept an evaluation license agreement by entering your name, email address and clicking “I Agree” in a pop-up window to gain access to the evaluation software package. Please make sure your browser will allow pop-ups.)