QCA4010 Single Band WiFi IoT Module

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The IGX-RNF1-4010a3 is a single band 1×1 802.11 b/g/n device optimized for low-power embedded applications with single-stream capability for both Tx and Rx. It has an integrated network processor with a large set of TCP/IP with IPv4/IPv6-based services. These services can be accessed via a serial SPI link or by a UART link connected to an external host CPU.

 Key Features

  • IEEE Standard Supports 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n.
  • Supports channel width of 20MHz for 2.4GHz
  • Supports SPI or UART interface for WLAN
  • Single-stream IEEE 802.11n support for 20MHz channel provide PHY layer rates up to 65Mbps.
  • Off the Shelf solutions available for various use-cases
  • Supports for Industrial IoT, Smart Home, Sensor Network
  • Supporting OS: ThreadX RTOS


Software Specifications


802.11b; 802.11g; 802.11n, 802.11d, 802.11h

STA and SoftAP Mode

11n Features: STBC, LDPC, MLD, MRC, Short GI, AMPDU Rx and Tx aggregation, AMSDU Rx

Driver Support

ThreadX RTOS


Enterprise IEEE 802.1x EAP-TLS

Network Services Support

  • TCP, UDP, DHCP client/server, BSD Socket, SSL
  • DNS client/server, SNTP, CoAP Client/server
  • HTTP Client/Server, MQTT Client, SSDP, mDNS, IGMP v1/v2

Supported IoT Frameworks

Apple HomeKit R8 (self-certified)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT v2.1.1
Microsoft Azure IoT v1.1.19
OCF 1.3/2.0
Weave/libiota v1.1

SDK Features


  • Concurrent demo SCC/MCC (SoftAP + STA)
  • Dynamic Rx diversity (per packet)
  • Early Beacon Termination, Low power listen
  • Support for Command line shell
  • OTA firmware upgrade
  • Fail-safe firmware upgrade
  • Secure Storage
  • JSON parser
  • Support for Green Tx, Store-Recall (Suspend/Resume)
  • Wireless Repeater
  • Static Rx diversity/Tx diversity

Platforms Supported

SP240/SP241 platform, hostless operation
SP240/SP242 platform, hostless operation
RB01/RB02 platform, hostless operation
RB01/RB04 platform, hostless operation


Hardware Specifications


IEEE 802.11b; 802.11g; 802.11n

Main Chipset

MAC/ Baseband/ RF: Qualcomm QCA4010

Host Interface

SPI slave x 1 , SDIO 2.0 x1, debug UART x 1 High Speed UART x 2 (up to 3Mbps)
I2C master x 1 , I2C Slave x 1
I2S x 1, PWM x 6, ADC x 4, USB2.0 x 1

Data Rate

802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2, 1Mbps
802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6Mbps
802.11n: MCS 0 ~ 7

Media Access Control


Modulation Technique

802.11b: CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
802.11g: 64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK
802.11n: 64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK

Network Architecture

Ad-hoc mode (Peer-to-Peer)
Infrastructure mode

Operation Channel

11: (Ch. 1-11) – United States
13: (Ch. 1-13) – Europe
14: (Ch. 1-14) – Japan

Frequency Range (2.4 & 5GHz)

802.11bg: 2.412 ~ 2.462 GHz

Transmit Output
Power – 1×1
(Tolerance: ± 1.5dBm)

16dBm ~54Mbps
20dBm ~6Mbps
17dBm MCS7 HT20
17dBm MCS7 HT40

Receiver Sensitivity

802.11b: (IEEE Standard <-76dBm)
802.11g:(IEEE Standard <-65dBm)
20MHz (IEEE Standard <-64dBm)
40MHz (IEEE Standard <-61dBm)


WPA, WPA2, WPS, WEP 64/128, IEEE 802.11x, IEEE 802.11i

Operating Voltage

3.3V ±10% I/O supply voltage

OS Supported

ThreadX RTOS

Antenna Type

Printed Antenna, MHF RF connector(optional)