Wi-Fi 6/6E modules with Bluetooth 5.4 for next-gen industrial IoT apps

22-11-2023 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser now stocks the Laird Connectivity Sona IF573 Wi-Fi 6/6E modules. Expanding upon the company's comprehensive portfolio of Wi-Fi module solutions, it is now delivering the latest Wi-Fi 6/6E radio and Bluetooth 5.4 technology with its family of Sona IF573 Modules. Developed expressly for next-generation industrial IoT connectivity applications, these robust, rugged and compact modules supply easy integration and highly reliable connectivity, allowing access to PCIE and SDIO interfaces in a pluggable card or SMT M.2 packaging.

The modules are high-performance, industrial-grade devices that are powered by Infineon Technologies' leading AIROC CYW55573 chipset, facilitating Wi-Fi 6/6E beyond its standard necessities and improving the module's range, reliability and robustness in congested networks for IoT applications or lower latency in AI applications. These exceptionally reliable and secure modules support a tri-band 2x2 MIMO IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax WLAN with data rates up to MCS11 (287Mbps PHY data rate for 2.4GHz; 1.2Gbps PHY data rate for 5/6GHz) and dual-mode Bluetooth. The module's full digital MAC and baseband engines handle all 802.11 CCK/OFDM/OFDMA 2.4/5/6GHz and Bluetooth 5.4 (basic rate, enhanced data rate, and Bluetooth low energy) baseband and protocol processing capabilities.

Adaptable to various harsh RF IoT applications, these modules provide an integrated PA and LNA, plus 2x2 MU-MIMO antennas for reliable connectivity. Along with its low-power consumption and radio architecture, the modules also feature a PMU with proprietary power-save technologies that help increase battery life. Further features include support for WPA3 security standards and open-source software (Linux Backports package).

The modules are available in M.2 2230 E-Key and M.2 1318 solder-down form factors and carry FCC, IC, CE, RCM, MIC and Bluetooth SIG approvals worldwide. The modules are specified at an industrial temperature range of -40C to +85C, and their target applications include industrial IoT sensors and gateways, rugged handheld devices and medical equipment.

By Seb Springall