Communications

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth modules target next-generation IoT

4th February 2021
Mick Elliott

In stock now at distributor Mouser Electronics are the new Sterling-LWB5+ modules from Laird Connectivity target next-generation IoT applications.

The modules deliver Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 communications to next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as battery-powered medical devices, industrial IoT sensors, rugged handheld devices, and other connectivity solutions.

The modules are powered by the Infineon CYW4373E solution, supporting reliable and secure performance in industrial IoT settings.

Suitable for harsh environments, the modules boast a solder-down module form factor to minimise the effects of vibration and impacts, as well as an industrial temperature rating of minus 40 to plus 85 degrees Celsius.

The Sterling LWB5+ range provides for several small-form-factor PCB modules with options for integrated and pre-certified external antennas, as well as a couple of M.2 form factor solutions for increased host integration flexibility for designers' Linux platforms.

For optimum integration Laird Connectivity has also produced and certified a range of internal and external antennas, along with a reverse polarity SMA cable assembly specifically for Sterling-LWB5+ modules.

The antenna range includes the proven internal FlexPIFA, Nanoblade and Mini Nanoblade Flex antennas as well as an external dipole antenna.

The modules support the latest WPA3 security standards, and the devices' integrated power amplifier and low-noise amplifier (LNA) ensure reliable connectivity even in challenging RF environments.

They are available in multiple antenna options and are certified to FCC, IC, CE, MIC, AS/NZ and Bluetooth SIG certification.

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