The Atmel SmartConnect portfolio also offers Stand-alone Wi-Fi IP (WILC1000/WINC1500/SAMW25) or combo WiFi-BT/BLE (WILC3000/WINC3400). Atmel's Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo solutions are optimized for low-power applications, supporting single-stream mode providing up to 72 Mbps throughput allowing a broad range of use cases. Both products integrate a power amplifier, LNA, switch and power management unit providing developers with the highest level of integration together with the best link budget for maximum range. The WILC3000 and WINC3400 provide the highest integration for a lower bill of material. The only external clock sources required is a high-speed crystal or oscillator with a wide range of reference clock frequencies supported (14-40 MHz) and a kHz clock for sleep operation.
A Bluetooth PAN is also called a piconet (combination of the prefix "pico," meaning very small or one trillionth, and network), and is composed of up to 8 active devices in a master-slave relationship (a very large number of devices can be connected in "parked" mode). The first Bluetooth device in the piconet is the master, and all other devices are slaves that communicate with the master. A piconet typically has a range of 10 metres (33 ft), although ranges of up to 100 metres (330 ft) can be reached under ideal circumstances. With Bluetooth mesh networking the range and number of devices may be extended by relaying information from one to another. Such a network doesn't have a master device and may or may not be treated as a PAN.