u-blox presents combined Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC modules for easy implementation of latest wireless standards in the vehicle
Thalwil, Switzerland – u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announces the EMMY-W1 series of multiradio modules for easy, reliable implementation of in-car hotspots, rear seat entertainment, hands-free telephony, rear view camera communications, graphical user interface (GUI) mirroring with simple pairing and other automotive short-range connectivity applications.
The EMMY-W1 series combines high speed Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n and dual-mode Bluetooth v4.1 (Bluetooth Smart Ready). In addition it offers user-friendly near field communication (NFC) pairing. The dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), dual-mode Bluetooth ensures the widest possible connectivity with any mobile device. One module variant integrates an LTE co-location filter that permits the device’s Wi-Fi antenna to be positioned close to an LTE cellular radio antenna, for example in the same ‘shark fin’ antenna housing, enabling external Wi-Fi connectivity.
EMMY-W1 modules, measuring 13.8 mm x 19.8 mm x 2.5 mm, are qualified to VW 80000/ISO 16750-4, and have European, US, and Canadian certifications. They feature best-in-class radio performance and operate from -40 °C to +85 °C ambient.
Engineering samples and development kits are available now. The modules will be in volume production in Q3 2015.
Swiss u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.