Which IoT Connectivity Solution is Right For You?

Qualcomm Technologies provides multiple solutions for varied Internet of Things (IoT) implementations, and developers have multiple options to choose from to find the right combination best suited for your needs. From use cases including appliances, lighting, home automation, security, and many others, our comprehensive yet low power connectivity tools and resources are designed to help streamline your development of IoT products and services.

Developing for Connectivity in IoT

To help you determine the connectivity solution that is right for you, please review the following information on our available development platforms including QCA4002/4, QCA4010, QCA4020/24 and QCA9377.

Low Power RTOS Based WiFi/BT/15.4 SolutionsLinux/Android Based WiFi/BT Solutions
WiFi BandQCA4002: 2.4GHz
QCA4004: 2.4+5GHz
2.4GHz + 5GHzQCA4010: 2.4GHz
QCA4012: 2.4+5 GHz
2.4GHz + 5GHzNA2.4GHz + 5GHz
MIMO Tech.1x11x11x11x1NA1x1
WLAN TechnologyQCA4002: b/g/n
QCA4004: a/b/g/n
Bluetooth TechnologyNoNov4.1 LE-only (CSR8811)v5.0 LE-only (errata)v5.0 LE-only (errata)v4.2
802.15.4 TechnologyNoNoNoOptional
Thread: v1.1
Zigbee: v3.0 R21
Thread: v1.1
Zigbee: v3.0 R21
Supported OSMCU dependentThreadXThreadXFreeRTOSFreeRTOSLinux/Android
Peripherals/Bus SupportMCU dependentI2C, I2S, SPI, UART, PWMI2C, I2S, SPI, UART, PWMSDIO(S), SPI (M/S), I2C, I2S, UART, PWMSDIO(S), SPI (M/S), I2C, I2S, UART, PWMWLAN: SDIO 2.0, USB 2.0
Antenna SharingSingleSingleSharedWLAN - 1
15.4, BT – 1
or WLAN, BT – 1
15.4, BT – 1WLAN – 1
BT – 1 shared with WLAN