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Espressif Is Now a QuickTrack Solution Provider Certified by Wi-Fi Alliance

Espressif offers customers a fast and easy path to Wi-Fi CERTIFIED status

Shanghai, China, Oct 5, 2022

Device manufacturers across a number of industries including smart home, industrial control, energy management, automotive, healthcare and education technology, rely on Espressif’s chipsets to power their products’ Wi-Fi functionality. One of such chipsets is Espressif’s ESP32-C2, which is a small, cost-effective Wi-Fi 4 RISC-V SoC that delivers an enhanced radio frequency (RF) performance due to its unique design and small package. The chip’s design allows it to target simple, high volume and low data-rate IoT applications, such as smart plugs and smart light bulbs. ESP32-C2 offers easy and robust wireless connectivity, which makes it the go-to solution for developing simple, secure and reliable smart-home devices. The chip also supports Matter, a smart-home connectivity protocol that provides interoperability between devices from different brands.

By becoming a Wi-Fi Alliance solution provider, with ESP32-C2 being a QuickTrack Qualified Solution, Espressif has made it easier for customers to achieve Wi-Fi CERTIFIED status for their products. This way, device manufacturers and end-product vendors can focus on their core offerings, expedite their certification process and reduce costs, while still maintaining the high-quality standards of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED brand. By relying on the ESP32-C2 chip, Espressif’s customers leverage a component that has already completed the full Wi-Fi functionality testing, which allows them to quickly and easily achieve Wi-Fi CERTIFIED status through QuickTrack. Espressif’s customers using this Qualified Solution experience faster, lower-cost testing while achieving rapid time-to-market and, therefore, boosting their competitiveness on the market.

On the occasion of Espressif becoming a QuickTrack solution provider, Espressif’s Founder and CEO said: “We are delighted to be working with Wi-Fi Alliance on QuickTrack, because it speeds up Wi-Fi certification considerably, both for us and our customers. Now any customer using Espressif’s rigorously tested Qualified Solution can obtain easy, cost-efficient access to the Wi-Fi Alliance certification testing, as well as faster time to market.”

Indeed, customers who use the ESP32-C2 chip in their products may use the Quick-Track tools to quickly test and achieve any of the following Wi-Fi certifications:

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM
Protected Management Frames
WPA2
WPA3

Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has been driving the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi through the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED program. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED devices can communicate with previous and future generations of Wi-Fi technologies, enabling a seamless, interoperable experience with a multitude of other Wi-Fi devices for years to come.

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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.

For more information, please visit https://www.espressif.com.