Swiss u-blox recently announced the ODIN-W160 Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module. The multi-radio module is intended for industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications.
ODIN-W160 supports dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4/5-GHz (U-NII bands 1, 2, 2e, 3), as well as dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0, which includes Bluetooth low energy and Classic Bluetooth (Bluetooth “Smart Ready”). The host-based module is designed for a long life cycle, which makes it ideal for infrastructure, building, and automotive implementations. In addition, it extends battery life operation due to its ultra-low power consumption.
Together with the open-source Linux host driver, the 15 × 22 × 3 mm module minimizes development time to implement short range wireless communications in end-devices. Also, no trimming or tuning is required during manufacturing of customer end-devices, since ODIN-W160 has precalibrated radio parameters and MAC address stored in on-board EEPROM.
ODIN-W160 is in a castellated package, improving visual inspection of end-devices, and comes with a u.fl antenna connector for a wide selection of certified antennas. It provides modular radio type approvals for Europe, USA, and Canada (R&TTE, FCC, IC), EMC certification, and Bluetooth qualification.