Multiradio modules serve as a gateway between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi or Ethernet

14-12-2020 | Mouser Electronics | Subs & Systems

NINA-W15 series stand-alone multi-radio modules, from U-blox, integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth BR/EDR and Bluetooth Low Energy in a compact form factor. The devices are available now from Mouser. The modules support simultaneous operation on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dual-mode and can function as a gateway between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

Utilising either a UART, SPI or a high-speed RMII interface, the modules connect to a host system. They can be both a Wi-Fi station and micro access point, Bluetooth master, slave, peripheral and central, DHCP server and client.

The modules are appropriate for a broad range of applications, including, telematics, industrial automation, connected buildings, point-of-sales, and the wireless connection of sensors and medical devices. They incorporate a secure boot function to ensure that only authenticated software is run on the module, and support several other embedded security features. The u-connectXpress software, flashed to the modules prior to delivery, simplifies the host system integration to decrease product time to market. The software delivers end-to-end security with TLS and built-in MQTT protocol for lightweight communication with cloud-based applications and services. It also supports a variety of features that are configured from the host using AT commands.

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