RS9113 Single Band Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Development Kit

The RS9113 wireless module families are based on Silicon Labs' RS9113 ultra-low-power, single spatial stream, dual-band 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.0 SoC. The RS9113 modules integrate a multi-threaded MAC processor with integrated analog peripherals and support for digital peripherals, baseband digital signal processor, analog front-end, crystal oscillator, calibration OTP memory, dual-band RF transceiver, dual-band high-power amplifiers, baluns, diplexers, diversity switch, Quad-SPI Flash and even an on-board antenna in some cases thus providing a fully-integrated, plug-and-play solution for embedded wireless applications.

These wireless modules come with a rich set of interfaces allowing maximum flexibility of integration into any Host Processor or Microcontroller system. The RS9113 Development Kit is a single platform that enables the evaluation of both hosted and embedded RS9113 modules. It can be interfaced with multiple Host Processors or Microcontrollers over interfaces like SDIO, USB, USB-CDC, SPI and UART.

The RS9113 board is designed to configure the module to use the interface on which power supply is detected. This is indicated through the LEDs mounted on the board. There is a 2-pin inline jumper available for measuring the current being sourced by the module during different stages of operation. This is labeled as "MEASURE" on the PCB. The user may connect a power meter or an ammeter to this jumper to measure the current. The USB drive is bootable. It is loaded with Fedora Core 18 OS with the OneBox-Mobile driver binaries included for the evaluation of RS9113 wireless modules on a standard PC/Laptop platform. The USB drive also has the release package for the modules which includes the firmware, documentation and reference projects for multiple platforms. Silicon Labs provides drivers for multiple OS's and MCU platforms for the hosted modules and also OS-less MCU platforms for the embedded modules. The software provided in this kit is to enable easy and quick evaluation on a PC. 


Development Kit Contents:

  • RS9113 Module Evaluation Board
  • USB Pen Drive
  • Micro A/B-type USB cable
  • SDIO Adaptor Cable
  • SPI Adaptor Cable

Kit includes sample driver, supplicant and example applications to test:

  • Wireless Functionality for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5
  • Security modes
  • Throughputs
  • Power Consumption
  • Firmware Upgrade

Network Standard Support:

  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11d/e/i, 802.11w, 802.1X, 802.11k
  • 802.11v, 802.11r, 802.11h
  • Bluetooth v2.1 EDR, v4.0
  • 802.15.4-2009 (2.4 GHz)

Data Rates:

  • 802.11n: from 6.5 Mbps to 150 Mbps (MCS 0-7)
  • 802.11a/g: from 6 Mbps to 54 Mbps
  • 802.11b: from 1 Mbps to 11 Mbps
  • Bluetooth: 1, 2, 3 Mbps
  • 802.15.4-2009: 250Kbps

Modulation Techniques:

  • OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • 802.11b with CCK and DSSS
  • Bluetooth: GFSK, DQPSK, 8DPSK
  • 802.15.4-2009: DSSS

802.11n Advanced Features:

  • 1-SS, 40 MHz bandwidth
  • Greenfield Preamble
  • Short-GI
  • 1 spatial stream STBC
  • RIFS
  • A-MSDU
  • A-MPDU
  • Aggregation with Block-ack
  • A-MSDU inside A-MPDU
  • Virtual AP support

Bluetooth Advanced Features:

  • Scatternet
  • Adaptive Frequency Hopping
  • Interlaced scanning
  • 15 active slaves in proprietary mode, hold, sniff and park modes

Wi-Fi modes:

  • Wi-Fi client
  • Access point
  • Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth Modes:

  • Main
  • Secondary
  • Scatternet


  • WMM and WMM Power Save Support

Host Interfaces:

  • USB 2.0
  • SPI
  • UART

Typical Transmit Power(+/- 2 dBm):

  • Wi-Fi: 17.5 dBm for 802.11b
  • DSSS17.5 dBm for 802.11g/n
  • OFDM12 dBm for 802.11a/g/n OFDM

Other Peripherals/Interfaces:

  • I2C
  • I2S
  • SPI
  • QSPI
  • GPIO
  • JTAG
  • Analog(ADC/DAC)
  • Ultra-low-power peripherals

Supply Voltage:

  • 3.0 V - 3.6 V
  • 1.8 V - 3.6 V

Operating Temperature:

  • Industrial Grade -40 °C to +85 °C

Software and Regulatory Certification:

  • Wi-Fi Alliance Compliance (802.11bgn, WPA, WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM, WMM-PS, WPS, Wi-Fi Direct™, Voice-Personalβ, Protected management frames)
  • Cisco CCX v5
  • Bluetooth-SIG Qualification
  • Worldwide Regulatory Compliance:
    • FCC (IDs are XF6-RS9113SB, XF6-RS9113DB)
    • IC (IDs are 8407A-RS9113SB, 8407A-RS9113DB)
    • CE/ETSI
    • TELEC
    • SRRC
    • UKCA

Typical Transmit Power(+/-2 dBm):

  • Wi-Fi: 18 dBm for 802.11b DSSS
  • 18 dBm for 802.11g/n OFDM
  • 12 dBm for 802.11a/n OFDM
  • Bluetooth: 15 dBm

RX sensitivity (+/- 1 dBm):

  • Wi-Fi: 1Mbps -97 dBm (< 8% PER)
  • 54 Mbps -76.5 dBm (< 10% PER)
  • MCS7 (20 MHz) -73 dBm (< 10% PER)
  • MCS7 (40 MHz) -69.5 dBm (< 10% PER)
  • Bluetooth: 1 Mbps -94 dBm
  • 2 Mbps -92 dBm
  • 3 Mbps -84 dBm
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (1 Mbps) -91 dBm

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