Ultra-wideband module aids acceleration of IIoT applications

04-01-2023 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser now ships the DWM3001C 6.5GHz and 8GHz UWB module from Qorvo. The module is designed to accelerate IIoT applications for tags, access control, asset tracking and secure bubble environments. This fully integrated module streamlines UWB implementation in factory and warehouse automation and security systems applications. It offers high-precision, real-time location for healthcare staff and patient applications, retail security, connected home, navigation and more.

The device is a fully integrated UWB module and certified (FCC, ETSI and IC) integrated modem solution to ease UWB implementation in systems utilising a standard low-power microcontroller. The module provides adjustable data rates from 850kbps to 6.8Mbps, with maximum packet lengths of 1023 bytes for high-data-throughput applications. The module integrates the DW3110 transceiver IC, Nordic Semiconductor nRF52833 Bluetooth Low Energy SoC, a planar UWB antenna, an accelerometer, power management and crystal – all bundled together to improve design cycle duration.

The module’s RF design is fully tested and calibrated to deliver low power consumption for battery-powered applications. The UWB is compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4z standard and developed in accordance with the FiRa Consortium PHY and MAC specifications and CCC specifications. The module can be used in TWR or TDoA applications and is also interoperable with the Apple U1 chip (Beta Evaluation).

The company also provides the DWM3001CDK development kit, which enables designers to evaluate hardware performance as a TWR or TDoA tag and to build an evaluation RTLS. An onboard J-Link debugger provides SWD and UART interfaces to the module.