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Date: 23-02-15

Wi-Fi/Bluetooth stand-alone multiradio module designed for IOT

Swiss company u-blox launched ODIN-W262, a new stand-alone multiradio module designed for IOT (Internet-of-Things) applications. The -40 °C to +85 °C temperature rated module is radio type-approved in countries across the world. Built-in antenna provides flexibility with respect to the module’s installed position and orientation. Applications include cable replacement running in Wireless Multidrop and Extended Data Mode for advanced multipoint operation with several radios operating simultaneously.

ODIN-W262 needs no external host. It’s ready-to-use and comes complete with embedded driver, stack and application for wireless data transfer. The module supports multiple concurrent Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy (v4.0) links to provide the greatest flexibility possible, and it is easily configured using AT-commands.

This module can act as a Wi-Fi access point or as gateway between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth low energy sensors.

Software-configurable module can be used for variety of products. For example, a manufacturer may want to offer products in either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth versions.

Herbert Blaser, u-blox’ Head of Product Center Short Range Radio, comments, “Concurrent Wi-Fi and Bluetooth has many uses. In retail applications, Bluetooth low energy may be used to detect the closest printer while data is sent to that printer over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth classic. There are potential medical applications too. A patient monitoring device may be supervised via Wi-Fi at a central location in the hospital while local communication with nurses is carried out over Bluetooth. For such medical applications the module complies with the IEC 60601-1-2 standard.”

ODIN-W262 measures 14.8 mm x 22.3 mm x 4.5 mm.

Samples and evaluation kits will be available in April.

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