ELLA-W1 - Host-based multi-radio modules with Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5GHz) and Bluetooth (V3.0 + HS)

u-blox Host-based multi-radio modules with Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5GHz) and Bluetooth (V3.0 + HS)

ELLA-W1 is an ultra-compact, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth front-end module with an extended temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C, offered in automotive and professional grades.

It is designed for both simultaneous and independent operations of Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v3.0+HS.

ELLA-W1 provides a complete end-to-end solution for low power applications. It includes an integrated MAC/Baseband processor and RF front-end components and can connect to a host processor through its SDIO interface.

The modules are radio type approved for Europe (CE), the United States (FCC) and Canada (IC) (approvals pending).

Key features:

  • Wi-Fi standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Concurrent multiradio connections
  • Support of Wi-Fi direct mode
  • 802.11 PHY data rates up to 150 Mbps (40 MHz channel)
  • Hardware encryption engine for 64/128-bit AES
  • WAPI support
  • Bluetooth v3.0+HS (High Speed)
  • Driver support for Linux and Android
  • Automotive qualification tests according to VW 80000 / ISO 16750-4 (Automotive grade versions only)

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Features
Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11 a (option), b, g, n

IEEE 802.11 d, e, h, i, k, r, w

Wi-Fi transfer rates

IEEE 802.11n:

max.150 Mbps (40 MHz channel)

max. 72 Mbps (20 MHz channel)

IEEE 802.11g: 54,48,36,24,18,12,9,6 Mbps

IEEE 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps

Bluetooth

v3.0+HS (High Speed)

v2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

Frequency range

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi: 2.4-2.497 GHz

Wi-Fi: 4.900-5.830 GHz (option)

Antenna 1 combined or 2 separate antenna pins for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Output power

Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b: 18 dBm

Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/g/n: 15 dBm

Bluetooth: 8 dBm

Software Features
RF parameters Available in on-board OTP memory
MAC addresses Available in on-board OTP memory
Security

WEP64/128

WPA (TKIP, AES)

WPA2 (CCMP, AES)

WAPI hardware support

64/128 bit AES hardware support

Wi-Fi operational modes

Station (STA): Infrastructure & ad-hoc mode modes

µAP: Supports up to 8 stations

Wi-Fi direct

One single firmware for Wi-Fi STA, µAP and Bluetooth

Driver support

Free of charge drivers for:

Android 4.4

Linux 2.6.x

Linux 3.x

Wi-Fi/Bluetooth coexistence Internal TDM mechanism
Support for low power modes
Electrical data
Power supply 3.3 VDC and 1.8 VDC
Power consumption

125 mA (average) @ 3.3 VDC

210 mA (max) @ 3.3 VDC

Interfaces
Host interface SDIO (4-bit)
Audio interface PCM (Bluetooth audio)
Package
Dimensions

14.8 x 14.8 x 2.5 mm for professional grade

14.8 x 14.8 x 2.0 mm for automotive grade

Mounting Solder edge pads with castellations (visually inspectable)
Environmental data, quality & reliability
Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C
Automotive qualification according to VW 80000 / ISO 16750-4 (applies only to automotive grade)
Certifications & approvals (pending)

Europe (ETSI R&TTE)

US (FCC CFR 47 part 15 unlicensed modular transmitter approval)

Canada (IC RSS)

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Part No. Description Pack Size
Automotive grade versions
ELLA-W131-00A
Multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 2.4GHz), host-based, 1 antenna pin, 14.8mm x 14.8mm x 2.0mm, Automotive grade
Reel of 500
ELLA-W133-00A Multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 2.4GHz), host-based, 2 antenna pins, 14.8mm x 14.8mm x 2.0mm, Automotive grade
Reel of 500
ELLA-W161-00A Multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, 2.4 & 5GHz), host-based, 1 antenna pin, 14.8mm x 14.8mm x 2.0mm, Automotive grade
Reel of 500
ELLA-W163-00A Multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, 2.4 & 5 GHz), host-based, 2 antenna pins, 14.8mm x 14.8mm x 2.0mm, Automotive grade Reel of 500
Professional grade versions
ELLA-W131-00B Multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 2.4GHz), host-based, 1 antenna pin, 14.8mm x 14.8mm x 2.5mm, Professional grade Reel of 500
ELLA-W133-00B Multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 2.4GHz), host-based, 2 antenna pins, 14.8mm x 14.8mm x 2.5mm, Professional grade Reel of 500
ELLA-W161-00B Multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, 2.4 & 5GHz), host-based, 1 antenna pin, 14.8mm x 14.8mm x 2.5mm, Professional grade Reel of 500
ELLA-W163-00B Multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, 2.4 & 5 GHz), host-based, 2 antenna pins, 14.8mm x 14.8mm x 2.5mm, Professional grade Reel of 500
Evaluation & development tools
EVK-ELLA-W161 Evaluation kit for versions with 1 antenna pin (ELLA-W131-B, ELLA-W131-A, ELLA-W161-B and ELLA-W161-A) Each
EVK-ELLA-W163 Evaluation kit for versions with 2 antenna pins (ELLA-W133-B, ELLA-W133-A, ELLA-W163-B and ELLA-W163-A) Each

The EVK-ELLA-W1 evaluation kit is used to evaluate ELLA-W1 multi-radio (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) host-based modules. The User Guide also describes how to compile the Marvell Linux reference drivers and provides some basic usage examples.

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Last updated: 16 June 2017