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ESP32-C3 Is Now Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™

Shanghai, China
Apr 13, 2021

ESP32-C3 has passed the Wi-Fi Alliance certification for providing industry-leading, Wi-Fi connectivity, and high-standard data security to private users and enterprises alike.

Espressif’s ESP32-C3 has recently been Wi-Fi-CERTIFIED™ by Wi-Fi Alliance, for b/g/n, WPA3™-Private and WPA3™-Enterprise programs. Thus, it has been officially confirmed that ESP32-C3 provides both private users and enterprises with industry-leading Wi-Fi connectivity, and high-standard data security.

ESP32-C3 is a safe, low-power, and low-cost 32-bit RISC-V MCU with a main frequency of up to 160 MHz, supporting 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE 5.0. It has excellent radio-frequency performance, all necessary security mechanisms, and abundant memory resources that are suitable for a wide range of IoT applications.

Wi-Fi has become an indispensable part of daily life. With the recent increase in Wi-Fi-connected devices worldwide, it is essential that the security of Wi-Fi networks is protected. WPA3™ is the next generation of Wi-Fi security in the Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA) technology series offered by Wi-Fi Alliance, providing cutting-edge security protocols to the market. WPA3™ simplifies Wi-Fi security, provides more reliable authentication, and improves the encryption strength of privacy protocols. WPA3™ includes WPA3™-Private and WPA3™-Enterprise for individual users and corporations, respectively. Among them, WPA3™-Enterprise can be widely used in government, industry, or other large-scale Wi-Fi networks transmitting and receiving sensitive personal data.

ESP32-C3 has passed both the WPA3™-Private and WPA3™-Enterprise certifications, for being able to provide individual and corporate customers with secure Wi-Fi connectivity. More specifically, ESP32-C3 supports the following features:

    • IEEE 802.11 b, g, n protocol
    • 20 MHz and 40 MHz bandwidth in the 2.4 GHz band
    • 1T1R mode for a data rate of up to 150 Mbps
    • Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)
    • Frame aggregation (TX/RX A-MPDU, TX/RX A-MSDU)
    • Immediate Block ACK
    • Fragmentation and defragmentation
    • Transmission opportunity (TXOP)
    • Automatic beacon monitoring (hardware TSF)
    • 4 × Virtual Wi-Fi interfaces
    • Infrastructure BSS Station mode, SoftAP mode, Station + SoftAP mode, and Promiscuous mode at the same time
    • Antenna diversity
    • 802.11 mc FTM

As a company that commits to continuously advancing the security and reliability of its technology, Espressif has managed to obtain international certifications for all the products it has released on the market so far. You can click here to check all the product certificates that Espressif has gained over the years.

Further to this, we should like to highlight that Espressif provides its corporate customers with support for obtaining a variety of certificates for their own products, which is an indispensable prerequisite for international sales. Our product certification support services include -but are not limited to- Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, Bluetooth SIG, SRRC, FCC, CE, TELEC, KCC, NCC, IC, RoHS, REACH, etc.

In general, Espressif provides its customers with comprehensive customer support services, ranging from product design to mass production. This way, our customers can simply focus on the work that is necessary for their own product design. Then, with the help of Espressif’s experts, they can speed up the time to market and bring their products to life efficiently, securely and at no extra cost. If you have any questions about our wide-ranging customer services, or if you wish to discuss your business needs with us, please contact Espressif’s customer support team, who will be happy to serve you as soon as possible.

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