RS9116 Wi-Fi NCP SoCs

Silicon Labs' RS9116 QMS wireless SoCs with single band provide a comprehensive multi-protocol wireless connectivity solution including 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz), dual-mode Bluetooth 5. The wireless SoCs offers high throughput, extended range with power-optimized performance. The wireless SoCs are FCC, IC, and ETSI/CE certifiable.

802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Dual-mode Bluetooth 5

You can start developing Matter solutions using the RS9116 Wi-Fi NCP SoCs

RS9116 Common Specs


  • Compliant to single-spatial stream IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, 802.11j (hosted mode) with single-band support
  • Support for 20 MHz channel bandwidths
  • Transmit power up to +21 dBm with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity as low as -98.5 dBm
  • Data Rates: 802.11b: Up to 11 Mbps ; 802.11g: Up to 54 Mbps ; 802.11n: MCS0 to MCS7
  • Operating Frequency Range:
    2412 MHz - 2484 MHz


  • Compliant to dual-mode Bluetooth 5
  • Transmit power up to +20 dBm with integrated PA
  • Receive sensitivity: LE: -96 dBm, LR 125 Kbps: -102 dBm
  • <5 mA transmit current in Bluetooth 5 mode, 2 Mbps data rate
  • Data rates: 125 kbps, 500 kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 3 Mbps
  • Operating Frequency Range:
    2402 MHz - 2480 MHz
  • EDR+2.1, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2 and 5.0
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps and Long Range modes
  • Bluetooth Low Energy Secure connections
  • Bluetooth Low Energy supports 8 center roles and 2 peripheral roles concurrently
  • Bluetooth auto rate and auto TX power adaptation
  • Scatternet* with two secondary roles while still being visible.
  • Bluetooth inbuilt stack support for L2CAP, RFCOMM, SDP, SPP. GAP
  • Bluetooth profile support* for GAP, SDP, L2CAP, RFCOMM, SPP, GATT, PBAP

RF Features

  • Integrated baseband processor with calibration memory, RF transceiver, high-power amplifier, balun and T/R switch

Power Consumption

  • Wi-Fi Standby Associated mode current:
    50 μA @ 1-second beacon listen to interval
  • Wi-Fi 1 Mbps Listen current: 14 mA
  • Wi-Fi LP chain Rx current: 19 mA
  • Deep sleep current <1 μA, Standby current (RAM retention) < 10 μA

Embedded Mode

  • Embedded mode: Wi-Fi stack, TCP/IP stack, IP modules, Bluetooth stack reside in RS9116; Some of the Bluetooth profiles reside in the host processor
  • Available host interface: UART, SPI, SDIO*, USB-CDC
  • TCP throughput > 20 Mbps over SDIO* host interfaces with 20 MHz bandwidth
  • Support for Embedded Client mode, Access Point mode (Up to 8 clients), Concurrent Client and Access Point mode, Enterprise Security
  • Supports advanced security features: WPA/WPA2- Personal and Enterprise*
  • Integrated TCP/IP stack (IPv4/IPv6), HTTP/HTTPS, DHCP, ICMP, SSL 3.0/TLS1.2, WebSockets, IGMP, DNS, DNS-SD, SNMP, FTP Client, MQTT*
  • Wireless firmware upgrade and provisioning
  • Support for concurrent Wi-Fi, dual-mode Bluetooth 5

Operating Conditions

  • Wide operating supply range: 1.75 V to 3.63 V
  • Operating temperature: -40 °C to +85 °C (Industrial grade)


  • QMS: 7.00 mm x 7.00 mm x 0.85 mm

Wireless Co-Existence Modes

  • Wi-Fi Access Point + Wi-Fi Client
  • Wi-Fi Client + Bluetooth Classic (EDR v 2.1)
  • Wi-Fi Client + Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Wi-Fi Access Point + Bluetooth Low Energy


  • Accelerators: AES128/256 in Embedded Mode
  • WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise for Client*
  • Secure firmware upgrade* with backup

Software and Regulatory Certification

  • Bluetooth Qualification*

* Contact Silicon Labs for availability

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