u-blox: multiradio and gateway modules with concurrent support for Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth

u-blox has announced the NINA-W15 multiradio and gateway module series, which can simultaneously support both Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connections and dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity. This includes support for both Bluetooth low energy and Bluetooth BR/EDR. Concurrent support for these radio interfaces delivers much design versatility. The modules will be particularly useful in products such as gateways and hubs that need to connect local Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi peripherals to a wider-area network.

The NINA-W15 modules will help IoT device developers to secure their designs by supporting features such as secure boot, Wi-Fi enterprise security, end to end security, Bluetooth secure connections, and secure simple pairing. The modules are also supplied with pre-flashed u-blox connectivity software. This has been proven in the market for 15 years, and supports several connectivity use cases, such as multiple individually controlled connections, simultaneous GATT protocol and Serial Port Service, and simultaneous peripheral and central role. These features can be accessed by a host microcontroller by using simple AT commands to configure and control the modules, and to control communications with external Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices.

The modules are compact and available with an internal antenna (NINA-W152, measuring 10 x 14 x 3.8 mm) or a pin through which to drive an external antenna (NINA-W151, measuring 10 x 10.6 x 2.2 mm). They are part of the NINA family of pin-compatible short range radio stand-alone modules, enabling designers to evolve existing products that already use single-radio NINA modules to support multiple radio interfaces, or to design new product lines that offer a variety of radio interface options.

Designers will be able to reduce their time to market by taking advantage of u-blox’s know-how specific to product quality, qualification, certification, as well as its experience of helping customers bring products to the industrial and medical markets.


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