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Telit module integrates wifi and Bluetooth LE

  • July 8, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Telit has announced the WE310F5, an integrated, single-band wifi and Bluetooth Low Energy 5 module that provides high-speed wireless connectivity to an embedded microcontroller over uart, SPI and SDIO interfaces.
 
The module is the latest example of how the Italian company continually expands its module portfolio to anticipate the evolving needs of applications such as industrial automation, energy management, smart homes, video surveillance, building automation and more.
 
Available in versions with and without antennas, the unit meets the growing need for affordable modules that provide 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) and BLE5 connectivity. It has an industrial-grade design, low power consumption, compact size, and over-the-air firmware upgrades and support.
 
Provisioning is through web and native apps, with BLE enabled wifi provisioning and HTTPS enabled wifi provisioning via Restful APIs. This combination suits IoT applications that require little integration and provisioning times, increased reliability, and extended module and battery life.
 
The module increases data privacy and application security by using the WPA and TLS protocols for wifi security. It comes with a set of software features starting with the Telit AT commands that speed time to market. This design is particularly useful for device vendors with limited wireless expertise that are expanding into IoT, such as manufacturers of air conditioners and thermostats.
 
“The new Telit WE310F5 meets the growing, multi-vertical demand for a fully integrated wifi and BLE module that’s affordable but still feature-packed,” said Marco Argenton, head of product management at Telit. “With its security protocols, OTA firmware updates and a host of features that speed time to market, the WE310F5 is ideal for companies that want to add IoT capabilities to their product portfolio, from smart homes to industrial automation.”
 
Samples of the module will be available this month, followed by mass production towards the end of the year.