EMMY-W1 - Host-based multi-radio modules with Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual mode Bluetooth V4.1 and NFC

u-blox Host-based multi-radio modules with Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual mode Bluetooth V4.1 & NFC

EMMY-W1 is a compact Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC multi-radio 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 802.11 ac), dual mode (Classic & BLE) Bluetooth V4.1 and NFC. The module can be connected to a host processor through SDIO or High-Speed UART 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/ac
  • Support of Wi-Fi direct mode
  • IEEE 802.11 PHY data rates of up to 433 Mbps
  • Suitable for HD video streaming
  • Concurrent multiradio connections
  • Hardware encryption engine for 64/128-bit AES
  • WAPI support • Bluetooth v4.1 with Bluetooth low energy & Classic Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • PCM interface for audio
  • For automotive grade modules: climatic, mechanical, and operating life qualification tests according to ISO 16750-4

For sales and technical development support from our in-house engineering team, please contact the Alpha Micro team.

Features
Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11 a , b, g, n, ac

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

Wi-Fi transfer rates

IEEE 802.11n, ac:

  • max.433 Mbps (80 MHz channel)
  • max 200 Mbps (40 MHz channel)
  • max. 86 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

v4.1 (Bluetooth low energy and Classic Bluetooth with EDR)

Frequency range

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi: 2.4-2.4835 GHz

Wi-Fi: 5.15-5.825 GHz

NFC: 13.56 MHz

Antenna

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

2 antenna pins for NFC antenna

LTE co-location

Integrated BAW LTE filter on the variant with 1 combined antenna pin

2-wire UART LTE interface

Output power

Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b: 18 dBm

Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/g/n/ac: 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

64/128 bit AES hardware support

Wi-Fi operational modes

Station (STA): Infrastructure & Direct mode

µAP: Supports up to 10 stations

Wi-Fi direct

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

Driver support

Free of charge driver for Linux 3.x

Wi-Fi/Bluetooth coexistence Internal TDM mechanism
Interfaces
Wi-Fi SDIO 3.0 (4-bit, up to 208 MHz clock)
Bluetooth SDIO 3.0 (4-bit), High-speed UART
Bluetooth audio PCM
NFC SDIO 3.0, UART
Electrical data
RF power supply 3.0 - 3.6 VDC
I/O power supply 3.3 VDC or 1.8 VDC
Power consumption

900 mW

Package
Dimensions

19.8 x 13.8 x 2.5 mm for professional grade

19.8 x 13.8 x 2.0 mm for automotive grade

Mounting Solder pins (LGA)
Environmental data, quality & reliability
Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C
Automotive qualification according to 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
EMMY-W161-00A
Automotive grade multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC) with 1 combined antenna pin for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, integrated LTE filter & 
Reel of 500
EMMY-W163-00A Automotive grade multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC) with 2 separate antenna pins for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (no LTE filter)
Reel of 500
EMMY-W165-00A Automotive grade, 1 combined antenna pin for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (no LTE filter) Reel of 500
Professional grade versions
EMMY-W161-00B
Professional grade multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC) with 1 combined antenna pin for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and integrated LTE filter
Reel of 500
EMMY-W163-00B
Professional grade multi-radio module (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC) with 2 separate antenna pins for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (no LTE filter)
Reel of 500
EMMY-W165-00B Professional grade, 1 combined antenna pin for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (no LTE filter) Reel of 500
Evaluation & development tools
EVK-EMMY-W161
Evaluation kit for EMMY-W161-B and EMMY-W161-A
Each
EVK-EMMY-W163
Evaluation kit for EMMY-W163-B and EMMY-W163-A
Each

The EVK‑EMMY‑W1 evaluation kits (EVK‑EMMY‑W161 and EVK‑EMMY‑W163) are used to evaluate the EMMY‑W1 host‑based multiradio modules. The EMMY‑W1 modules provide simultaneous Wi‑Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, and NFC support, can act as a micro Wi‑Fi access point for up to 10 clients, and are suitable for HD video streaming.

EVK‑EMMY‑W1 evaluation kits include an evaluation board with full access to all EMMY‑W1 interfaces via header connectors. The kit also includes an SDIO card connector and onboard antennas for NFC, Wi‑Fi, and Bluetooth. U.FL antenna connectors are also available for evaluation of external antennas.

Highlights:

  • Connectors to all interfaces (SDIO, UART, PCM, and GPIO)
  • SDIO card connector
  • Onboard dual‑band Wi‑Fi antenna
  • Onboard Bluetooth antenna
  • NFC antenna
  • U.FL connectors for external antennas
  • Selectable voltage level for power supply and GPIO

Kit includes:

  • Evaluation board with EMMY‑W1 module
  • SDIO card connector
  • Onboard antennas for Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth
  • NFC antenna

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Last updated: 13 October 2017