Murata Americas - Latest WiFi Module Enables Broadcom's WICED Wi-Fi Based Solutions



Smyrna, GA, Jan 7, 2014 - Murata Americas today announced that its module group has developed the SN8000 Wi-Fi 11n module to complement the SN820x product family. A defining benefit is that it enables Broadcom’s WICED™ Wi-Fi solution to be run on customer-selected STM32 based microcontrollers instead of a preselected platform. With that flexibility, the SN8000 offers a more cost effective solution for home automation, industrial control, Smart Energy, medical, and healthcare applications.

Evolving from the Broadcom BCM43362 chipset, the new Murata product is an industrial grade, 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi module that is designed to fit both indoor and outdoor sensor and control applications. One of the module’s main features is that it integrates the Wi-Fi IC, RF front end, temperature compensated crystal (TCXO) with an on-board antenna in a FCC certified package. A footprint compatible version with an U.FL connector (SN8000UFL) is also available for use with an external antenna. Further, the SN8000 provides a wide link budget, expansive operating temperature range and an extended lifetime that further cements cost-savings.

“The demand for wireless sensing and connectivity in the microcontroller environment has certainly been a market-driver,” said Mehul Udani, General Manager, Connectivity Solutions, Murata Americas. “This expansion underscores both Murata’s success with the SN820X product family and our ability to leverage product development. As such, we can deliver solutions that blend advanced technology and features to reach a broader market and offer more value to our customers.”

Both the SN8000 module and development kit are available through Murata’s distribution network. More information can be found at

Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. With annual revenues of ¥585 billion (~$7.1B USD) , Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at