Espressif Systems (SSE: 688018.SH) announces today the release of ESP32-C5, a highly integrated MCU with 2.4 and 5 GHz dual-band Wi-Fi 6, as well as Bluetooth 5 (LE) connectivity. The ESP32-C5 enriches Espressif’s Wi-Fi 6 solutions as a follow-up to the ESP32-C6 SoC, which was announced last year.

ESP32-C5 packs a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) radio, along with the 802.11b/g/n standard for backward compatibility. The Wi-Fi 6 support is optimised for IoT devices, as the SoC supports a 20MHz bandwidth for the 802.11ax mode, and a 20/40MHz bandwidth for the 802.11b/g/n mode.

ESP32-C5 has a 32-bit, RISC-V, single-core processor which can clock up to 240 MHz in speed. It has a 400KB SRAM, 384KB of ROM, and it works with external flash. It has more than 20 programmable GPIOs, while supporting all the commonly-used peripheral and the best-in-class security features. Also included is an SDIO 2.0 Slave interface.

The support for the 5GHz band provides customers with a more stable and low-latency wireless connectivity in cases where less traffic and lower interference are needed for critical applications. It gives end-users the option of assigning different IoT devices to different networks, according to the criticality of the devices in hand. The 5GHz band also supports hosts of high throughput applications, such as live-streaming devices, Wi-Fi dongles, IP Cameras, etc. By integrating a dual-band connectivity into their devices, customers may enjoy maximum flexibility, while future-proofing their solutions.

The 802.11ax standard (Wi-Fi 6) used in ESP32-C5 contains a variety of added features which provide concrete benefits for IoT devices. For example, ESP32-C5 supports the OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) mechanism for both uplink and downlink communications, as well as the MU-MIMO capability for downlink. Both of these features enable high efficiency and low latency in congested wireless environments, while also improving connectivity in high density environments. Another important feature of the 802.11ax standard is the Target Wake Time (TWT), which allows devices to sleep for an extended time-period, with assistance from an 802.11ax-capable Wi-Fi access point. This feature makes possible the use of ESP32-C5 in battery-operated devices that can last for years, while staying connected non-stop.

ESP32-C5 is supported on Espressif’s open-source ESP-IDF, which already powers millions of devices in the field. This ensures the availability of a robust SDK and tools, as well as an easy application migration path for developers. For customers who would like to use ESP32-C5 as a communication co-processor with an external host, ESP-AT and ESP-Hosted SDKs are available, too. ESP-AT provides a simple AT command-based interface for MCU hosts, whereas ESP-Hosted provides a standard 802.11 interface for Linux hosts.

If you wish to learn more about ESP32-C5, please contact our customer support team, who will get back to you as soon as possible.

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About Espressif Systems

Espressif Systems (Shanghai) Pte. Ltd. is a fabless semiconductor company, with headquarters in Shanghai Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, providing low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth SoCs and wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company build the widely popular ESP8266 and ESP32 chips with an innovative team of chip-design specialists, software and firmware developers and marketers. Espressif is committed to providing the best IoT devices and software platforms in industry.

The company also helps their customers build their own solutions and connect with other partners in the IoT ecosystem. Their passion lies in creating state-of-the-art chipsets and enabling partners to deliver great products. Espressif’s products are widely deployed in the tablet, OTT boxes, cameras, and Internet of Things markets.

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Über die Macnica ATD Europe GmbH

About Macnica ATD Europe GmbH, (former Macnica GmbH)
Macnica’s ATD Europe GmbH, (former Macnica GmbH), was originally established in the UK in 2006, and moved to Germany in July 2008, to increase efficacy of its service for European customers.

By it’s acquisition of the Munich based company Scantec Mikroelektronik in 2014 Macnica Europe formed a powerful semiconductor distribution with headquarter in Ingolstadt and offices in Munich, Regensburg, Milton Keynes (UK) and Warsaw offering an attractive and competitive portfolio of highly sophisticated devices.
Macnica provides end to end support from design-in to production through its global service network to its customers, regardless of the final destination of the product shipment to customers‘ manufacturing locations.

About Macnica ATD Europe S.A.S.
Founded in 1990 as ATD Electronique, Macnica ATD Europe headquarter offers innovative components dedicated to imaging applications for the European market. Its product portfolio includes: image sensors (CCD, CMOS, InGaAs, Thermal etc.), optics, interface circuits, FPGA & IPs, imaging processors, cables and OLED microdisplays.

It also covers development tools and design services enabling fast and efficient realization of new high-performance camera systems for markets such as machine vision, medical, life sciences, surveillance, automotive and others. After the acquisition of the company by Macnica Inc. as of October 1, 2020 the company operates under the name Macnica ATD Europe.

About Macnica, Inc.
Macnica was established in 1972 as a semiconductor distribution company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and has over 85 sales offices worldwide in eastern Asia, Europe and the USA. Total number of employees is over 3,000 and its consolidated revenue for fiscal 2020 was approximately US$ 5.5 B.

Macnica is famous for having an excellent engineering team of more than 900 application support engineers, IC designers and software developers with strong focus on providing technical support for its customers including custom design services. Macnica is continuing to extend its presence globally by having successful partners in strategic areas in the electronics market.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Macnica ATD Europe GmbH
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Telefon: +49 (841) 88198-0
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