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u-blox launches MAYA-W1 Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth 5 multiradio module

u-blox has announced the professional-grade u-blox MAYA-W1 Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth 5 multiradio module.

Based on NXP’s IW416 chip, the module is intended for fast-growing, future-oriented professional applications, such as power management, electric vehicle charging, professional appliances, tracking, telematics, and fleet management.

Qualified for operation up to 85°C and fitting on a 10-by-14-millimeter footprint, the professional-grade MAYA-W1 is intended for size-constrained applications that operate in harsh industrial environments.

The module serves professional and consumer market segments, including energy management, e.g., solar power converters and electric vehicle charging stations. It also delivers connectivity for professional appliances such as connected ovens and laundromats, and for industrial applications, enabling industrial automation, predictive maintenance, industrial gateways, and human-machine interfaces. Other application areas include connected healthcare, smart homes, and retail.

With more connected devices competing for Wi-Fi spectrum in the 2.4 GHz band, robust performance in congested environments is now an important differentiator. Featuring Wi-Fi 4 (802.11a/b/g/n) dual-band 1x1 SISO, MAYA-W1 is able to select Wi-Fi channels from the entire 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum, reliably connecting end devices and access points even when the bandwidth is scarce.

In addition to offering Wi-Fi 4 and dual-mode Bluetooth (Bluetooth low energy, and Bluetooth classic) in a single hardware component, pre-integration of the module’s firmware and driver in NXP’s MCUXpresso development environment simplifies product development.

Neil Tyler

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