automotive Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module with separation of time-critical RSDB services


The new u-blox JODY-W1 module is ideal for infotainment and telematics applications

u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, today announced the launch of JODY-W1, a host-based automotive-grade module. The new module enables real simultaneous dual band (RSDB) operation for faster, concurrent Wi-Fi connectivity on the 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless bands.

RSDB enables a separation of time-critical services requiring higher data rates from less critical services. In an infotainment application, the Wi-Fi Screen could independently operate on the 5 GHz band, and the Wi-Fi hotspot on the 2.4 GHz band, improving overall robustness and per-band data rates in comparison to chipsets using time-division multiplexing for dual-band support.

“Thanks to RSDB support, JODY-W1 offers best-in-class performance when operating as an access point, station, or in P2P mode on different bands in parallel. Combined with excellent Bluetooth and Wi-Fi co-existence, it is the ideal choice for applications with concurrent use-cases,” says Kilian Frank, Product Strategy, Short Range Radio Product Center at u-blox.”

JODY-W1 measures just 19.8 x 13.8 mm, making it one of the smallest modules on the market. It comes optionally with an integrated LTE filter for applications requiring LTE and Wi-Fi antenna co-location. The module complies with the highest automotive quality requirements. It contains an AEC-Q100 compliant chip BCM89359 and it is manufactured according to ISO/TS16949, with automotive service level including PPAP, 8D report and full component traceability among others.

Fully tested engineering samples will be available in Q2 2017.

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