u-blox Launches First Wi-Fi 6 Module Series in Automotive Grade
February 24, 2020
Driving new user experiences in automotive infotainment thanks to concurrent dual Wi-Fi support and Bluetooth 5.1.
u-blox has announced the JODY-W3 series, multi-radio modules featuring Wi-Fi 6 with 2 x 2 MIMO and dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1. Supporting the latest IEEE 802.11ax standard, also known as Wi-Fi 6, JODY-W3 is designed for wireless high-speed connections in a vehicle. This ranges from ultra-HD video infotainment streaming and screen mirroring, to wireless back-up cameras and cloud connectivity as well as vehicle systems maintenance and diagnostics. Bluetooth 5.1 provides direction finding along with long range, enabling applications such as keyless entry systems.
JODY-W3 operates at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz to enable high performance in terms of data rates. The new Wi-Fi 6 standard also allows for a higher density of devices and less data congestion. Concurrent dual Wi-Fi together with Bluetooth ensure that data transfer is achieved while maintaining telephony links. Wi-Fi 6 is backwards compatible with previous standards, enabling continued interoperability with legacy hardware.
The JODY-W3 module series also provides operation modes supporting Access Point (AP), with up to 32 stations, Station (STA) and Wi-Fi Direct (P2P). This offers new approaches to over-the-air (OTA) updates, wireless vehicle diagnostics, interaction with electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and map updates. Security support for WPA3 is also implemented, delivering cryptographic strength.
Offered in a 13.8 x 19.8 mm form factor, this series is compatible with u-blox JODY-W1 and JODY-W2 modules. The module is automotive grade, conforming to AEC-Q100 Grade 2.
Learn more about JODY-W3 by visiting the u-blox Stand 3-139 in the M2M zone of Embedded World, 25 – 27 February, Nuremberg, Germany.