u-blox Wi-Fi 6/E and Bluetooth 5.4 for IIoT

  • October 31, 2023
  • William Payne

Positioning tech specialist u-blox has launched a series of compact dual-mode Bluetooth LE 5.4 modules with LE Audio. The MAYA-W3 family also support Wi-Fi 6/E and are designed for industrial applications such as industrial automation, monitoring, asset tracking and management.

MAYA-W3 is available in several variants, offering Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6/E, tri-band, dual-band, and single-band configurations. It can be combined with various antennas, such as antenna pin(s) or U.FL connectors, and comes equipped with an LTE filter to coexist with other technologies. The choice of variant depends on the desired performance.

The new modules also support designers’ efforts to scale solutions for current and future market trends. Maintaining the same compact dimensions as its predecessors (10 x 14 x 1.9 mm) simplifies migration across generations.

MAYA-W3 includes Bluetooth LE Audio for point-to-point voice communication and voice broadcasting. All module variants hold global certifications for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

“MAYA-W3 incorporates the latest wireless technologies, Wi-Fi 6/E and LE Audio. It is a fast time-to-market solution within a compact, cost-efficient and globally certified module. Its versatility makes it an asset for various applications, including assisted living, power tools, container tracking, and solar inverters, to name a few. Additionally, the u-blox technical support team can assist with fast implementation,” said Sebastian Schreiber, Senior Product Manager for Short Range Radio, u-blox.

MAYA-W3 is based on Infineon chipsets with a tri-band, dual-band, and single-band variant.