Previous year the Wi-Fi Alliance announced the new generation of Wi-Fi that is the Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 802.11ax by looking at the increasing number of device connectivity on Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi 6 brings in various major improvements from the previous Wi-Fi 802.11ac like Higher Internet speed compatibility, faster connectivity, better range, increased stability and lot more.
We are now in the year 2020 and now we already have a Wi-Fi Module incorporating the Next-gen Wi-Fi 6 – The U-blox Jody W3 Series.
The Wireless module leader U-blox has announced the launch of its new U-blox Jody W3 module that offers dual mode Bluetooth v5.1 as well as Wi-Fi 6. A double Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO and double mode Bluetooth 5.1 part developed principally in light of the automotive segment.
Wi-Fi 6, the new generational plan given to what was some time ago known as 802.11ax, is intended to bring a scope of upgrades over its past age versions — a large number of which, for example, enhancements in runtime on battery-fueled gadgets and a decrease in dormancy, are exceptionally compelling to the user. Following the declaration of the Wi-Fi Certified 6 program by the Wi-Fi Alliance a year ago, the primary official confirmed gadgets are starting to show up — including a module from u-blox.
“Wi‑Fi 6 delivers a leap in performance over previous Wi‑Fi standards, delivering functionality that makes it ideal for use in automotive systems,” claims u-blox’s senior director for product strategy in short range radio Håkan Svegerud, “both in OEM equipment and aftermarket telematics solutions.”
The JODY-W3 arrangement of multi-radio modules, first spotted by CNX Software, are fundamentally — however not only – focused on the automobile sector. The Wi-Fi side handles 2.4GHz and 5GHz availability, falling back to prior Wi-Fi amendments if a Wi-Fi 6 access; point isn’t accessible; the radio can likewise go about as a access point itself, supporting up to 32 stations, or in station and Wi-Fi Direct modes. The auxiliary radio, in the meantime, gives Bluetooth 5.1 support — including the new direction finding capacity.
The U-blox JODY-W3 is intended to be compatible as drop-in with structures for the JODY-W1 and JODY-W2 module, and comes in two flavors: The JODY-W374 incorporates two antenna’s one for discrete Wi-Fi 6 and another for Bluetooth antenna, while the JODY-W377 includes a second Wi-Fi antenna. The two models measure simply 19.8×13.8×2.5mm and have a working temperature scope of – 40°C to +85°C. Extra interfaces incorporate UART, PCM, PCIe, and SDIO, however an outer micro-processor is required for the module to work.
Two pins for separate Bluetooth and Wi-Fi external antennas
Two pins for Wi-Fi and one pin for Bluetooth external antennas
Short range features:
v5.1 (Bluetooth low energy)
Bluetooth profiles and services:
Microprocessor on board:
PCM (Bluetooth audio)
Environmental data, quality & reliability:
Maximum temperature [°C]
Minimum temperature [°C]
13.8 × 19.8 × 2.5