QCA4020

QCA4020

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

The QCA4020 SoC is a multi-mode system-on-chip with support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4-based technologies, including Zigbee and Thread.

This low power SOC integr....

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The QCA4020 SoC is a multi-mode system-on-chip with support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4-based technologies, including Zigbee and Thread.

This low power SOC integr....

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The QCA4020 SoC is a multi-mode system-on-chip with support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4-based technologies, including Zigbee and Thread.

This low power SOC integrates a Cortex M4F for application processing, Cortex M0 for network stack processing, and a separate processor for Wi-Fi stack designed to enable a highly concurrent multiple radio....

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The QCA4020 SoC is a multi-mode system-on-chip with support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4-based technologies, including Zigbee and Thread.

This low power SOC integrates a Cortex M4F for application processing, Cortex M0 for network stack processing, and a separate processor for Wi-Fi stack designed to enable a highly concurrent multiple radio solution.

The QCA4020 SDK from Qualcomm Technologies pre-integrates support for advanced security features and multiple software / cloud ecosystems.

Designed to address IoT fragme....

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

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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, Arm Cortex-M0 CPU, Tensilica Xtensa

Wi-Fi

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

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

Peak Speed: 150 Mbps

MIMO Configuration: 1x1 (1-stream)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth Technology: Qualcomm® Bluetooth mesh, Bluetooth Low Energy

802.15.4

LR-WPAN Protocol: Thread, Zigbee

USB

USB Version: USB 2.0

Security Support

Security Features: Application Level Security, Hardware-based Crypto Engine, Key Provisioning Security, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), Secure Boot, Secure Storage, Software Image Encryption, True Random Number Generator

Wi-Fi Security: WPS

Interface

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

Package

Package Type: BGA

Ball: 217-ball

Pitch: 0.65mm Pitch

Package Size: 11.2 x 11.2 x 0.95 mm

  1. Up to 128 MHz
  2. Up to 64 MHz
  3. Up to 130 MHz. Dedicated Wi-Fi CPU.
  4. 8ch, 12-bit 1Msps

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CPU Clock SpeedCPU CoresWi-Fi StandardsWi-Fi Spectral BandsMIMO ConfigurationBluetooth VersionBluetooth TechnologyLR-WPAN ProtocolPackage TypePitchPackage Size
Up to 128 MHz
Arm Cortex-M4F CPU 1
Arm Cortex-M0 CPU 2
Tensilica Xtensa 3
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
1x1 (1-stream)
Bluetooth 5.0
Qualcomm® Bluetooth mesh
Bluetooth Low Energy
Thread
Zigbee
BGA
0.65mm Pitch
11.2 x 11.2 x 0.95 mm
Up to 650 MHz
MIPS 24Kc
802.11 b/g/n
2.4 GHz
2x2 (2-stream)
DRQFN
0.45mm Pitch
12 x 12 x 0.9 mm
Up to 128 MHz
Arm Cortex-M4F CPU 1
Arm Cortex-M0 CPU 2
Bluetooth 5.0
Qualcomm® Bluetooth mesh
Bluetooth Low Energy
Thread
Zigbee
QFN
0.9mm Pitch
8 x 8 mm
Up to 130 MHz
Tensilica Xtensa
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
1x1 (1-stream)
DRQFN
0.5mm Pitch
9 x 9 x 0.9 mm
Up to 130 MHz
Tensilica Xtensa
802.11 b/g/n
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
1x1 (1-stream)
DRQFN
0.5mm Pitch
9 x 9 x 0.9 mm
Up to 130 MHz
Tensilica Xtensa
802.11a/b/g
802.11n
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
1x1 (1-stream)
MQFN
0.4mm Pitch
8 x 8 x 0.9 mm
Up to 130 MHz
Tensilica Xtensa
802.11 b/g/n
2.4 GHz
1x1 (1-stream)
MQFN
0.4mm Pitch
7 × 7 × 0.85 mm
  1. Up to 128 MHz
  2. Up to 64 MHz
  3. Up to 130 MHz. Dedicated Wi-Fi CPU.

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