QCA4020

QCA4020

Multi-mode intelligent connectivity solution integrating dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4 technology.

Qualcomm Mesh, CSRmesh, Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment and QCA4020 are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Multi-mode intelligent connectivity

QCA4020 supports integrated Bluetooth 5 and Qualcomm® Mesh connectivity; low power Wi-Fi 802.11n in 2.4GHz/5GHz bands and 802.15.4 which supports ZigBee3.0 and Thread via OpenThread.

Multi-core processing

Dedicated Arm Cortex-M4F CPU for customer applications and low power Arm Cortex-M0 CPU for BLE/802.15.4 protocol and Xtensa-based Wi-Fi CPU to offload Wi-Fi stack.

Hardware-based security features

QCA4020 includes hardware-based security features and functions integrated in a single IC, and provides OEMs with the option of replacing external security chips for potential cost savings.

QCA4020 Block Diagram

Features

  • Multi-mode SOC supporting dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and IEEE 802.15.4 concurrently

  • Dedicated processor for Bluetooth LE LC and 15.4 MAC

  • Dedicated processor for 802.11 a/b/g/n

  • Zigbee 3.0 and OpenThread support

  • Isolated power islands for low power operation

  • Advanced hardware-based security featuring secure boot, trusted execution environment, encrypted storage, key provisioning and application level security

  • Comprehensive set of peripherals and interfaces: SPI, UART, PWM, I2S, I2C, SDIO, ADC and GPIOs

  • Integrated sensor hub for post-processing designed to enable low power sensor use cases

  • Small package size allows for optimized form factors

  • 300+KB RAM reserved for applications

  • Bluetooth radio details: v5.0 with PA =+4dBm/+10dBm (for Long Range)

  • 802.15.4 radio details: 2006 compliant, 15.4e, 2.4GHz DSSS +4dBm/+21dBm (for Long Range)

Specifications

CPU

CPU Clock Speed: Up to 128 MHz

CPU Cores: Arm Cortex-M4F CPU

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

MIMO Configuration: 1x1 (1-stream)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth Low Energy, Qualcomm Bluetooth mesh

802.15.4

LR-WPAN Protocol: Zigbee, Thread

USB

USB Version: USB 2.0

Security Support

Security Features: H/W based Crypto Engine, Secure Storage, Software Image Encryption, 16-Bit True Random Number Generator, Application Level Security, Key Provisioning Security, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment, Secure Boot

Wi-Fi Security: WPS

Interface

Supported Interfaces: ADC, SPI/Q-SPI, SDIO2.0, I²S, PWM, I²C, GPIO, SPI, UART

Package

Ball: 217-ball

Package Type: BGA

Pitch: 0.65mm Pitch

Package Size: 11.2 x 11.2 mm

  1. 8ch, 12-bit 1Msps

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CPU Clock SpeedWi-Fi StandardsPeak speedMIMO ConfigurationBluetooth VersionBluetooth TechnologyLR-WPAN Protocol
Up to 128 MHz
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
1x1 (1-stream)
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Low Energy
Qualcomm Bluetooth mesh
Thread
Zigbee
Up to 128 MHz
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Low Energy
Qualcomm Bluetooth mesh
Thread
Zigbee
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
10 Mbps
1x1 (1-stream)
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
10 Mbps
1x1 (1-stream)
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
10 Mbps
1x1 (1-stream)
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
10 Mbps
1x1 (1-stream)

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