Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Secure Wi-Fi modules for industrial markets

19 April 2017 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Recently débuted by u-blox are two new Wi-Fi modules for industrial markets. NINA W131 and NINA W132 are ultra low power Wi-Fi modules supporting 802.11 b/g/n in the 2,4 GHz ISM band, and are the first two variants of the new NINA W1 module series. Developed with security and quick time to market in mind, the standalone modules simplify integration and their secure design makes them ideal for applications including telematics, low power sensors, connected buildings (appliances, surveillance etc.), point of sales, and health devices.

"A major challenge in today’s IoT applications is security," noted Pelle Svensson, market development manager, product centre short range radio at u-blox. "With NINA W131 and NINA W132, we are giving product developers ready-to-use modules with extra security focus, antenna options, pre-Flashed connectivity software and a range of country certifications; all to efficiently integrate Wi-Fi connectivity into IoT devices."

The NINA W1 modules provide top-grade security, thanks to secure boot, which ensures the module only boots up with original u-blox software. In addition, they will provide end-to-end security on the wireless link with the latest 802.11i (WPA2) standard and enterprise security to provide a secure connection to the infrastructure.

Device design is simplified as developers can choose to either use an external antenna (NINA W131) or take advantage of the internal antenna (NINA W132). Furthermore, the modules are pin compatible with the NINA B1 Bluetooth low energy modules, thus offering maximum flexibility for devices that are to offer multiple radio technologies. As with all u-blox short range radio modules, the NINA W1 modules will be globally certified.

u-blox says the NINA W1 series will be expanded to include variants with Open CPU, Bluetooth connectivity, and additional hardware interfaces (RMII, CAN, SDIO, etc.).

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 (0)21 555 8400, andrew@rfdesign.co.za, www.rfdesign.co.za



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