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GainSpan [1] Founded in 2006. IoT, smart meters etc.

Wi-Fi chips:

  • GS1010 - (2007) IoT WiSoC, partial-802.11b, not WFA certified (supports 1Mbit and 2Mbit rates only) (marketing weasels try to hide that fact by writing "compatible with 802.11bg networks" instead). Using WLAN IP Core from Wipro-NewLogic[1].
  • GS1011 - (2009) full 802.11b (11MBps) WFA certified - pin compatible with GS1010. "compatible with 802.11bg networks".
  • GS2000 - (2014) IoT WiSoC, 802.11bgn[2]


  1. GainSpan Licenses Wipro-NewLogic’s WiLD 802.11 WLAN IP for Extreme Low Power Wireless Sensor Applications
  2. GainSpan Announces New Family of Application Development Kits based on GS2000 Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Chip