Semiconductors and Components

Radio Module Targets IoT Apps

03 September 2014

Swiss chipmaker U-blox has launched a multi-radio module targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT) in the demanding industrial, vehicle, medical and security markets.

The ODIN-W160 supports dual-band Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth designed for a long life cycle in applications that need a more rugged device such as infrastructure, building and automotive implementations. The module allows for an extended battery life operation because of a low-power consumption.

According to U-blox, the ODIN-W160 can shorten development time to implement short range wireless communications in end-devices. U-blox said the module does not require any trimming or tuning is required since the module has pre-calibrated radio parameters and MAC address stored in on-board EEPROM.

Herbert Blaser, vice president of short range radio at U-blox, said in a statement the module allows its customers to “shorten their product development cycle significantly by integrating a robust, certified communication solution in their IoT applications.”

Related links:

IHS Technology Semiconductors & Components Page

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