NINA-W10 - Multi-radio (Wi-Fi & Bluetooth) modules with open CPU support for customised applications

Stand-alone multi-radio (Wi-Fi & Bluetooth) modules

The NINA-W10 series is a stand-alone multi-radio MCU module that integrates a powerful microcontroller (MCU) and a radio for wireless communication. With open CPU architecture, customers can develop advanced applications running on the dual core 32-bit MCU. The radio provides support for Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n in the 2.4 GHz ISM band, Bluetooth BR/EDR, and Bluetooth low energy communication.

NINA-W10 includes the wireless MCU, flash memory, crystal, and components for matching, filtering, antenna and decoupling, making it a very compact stand-alone multi-radio module. The module can be used to design solutions with top grade security, thanks to integrated cryptographic hardware accelerators. This enables secure boot, which ensures the module boots up only in the presence of authenticated software. The small size and the embedded security capabilities make NINA-W10 ideal for critical IoT applications where security is important. Intended applications include telematics, low power sensors, connected factories, connected buildings (appliances and surveillance), point-of-sales, and health devices.

Device design is simplified as developers can choose to either use an external antenna (NINA-W101) or take advantage of the internal antenna (NINA-W102). Additionally, the NINA-W10 modules are pin-compatible with the NINA-B1 Bluetooth low energy modules, thus offering maximum flexibility for development of similar devices offering different radio technologies.

Features:

  • Ultra‑low power Wi‑Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Dual‑mode Bluetooth v4.2
  • Open CPU support for customized applications
  • Small footprint
  • Pin compatible with other NINA modules
  • Global certification

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

Parameters Specifications
Features
Wi-Fi standards

802.11 b/g/n

Wi-Fi channels

2.4GHz channels 1 - 13

Wi-Fi max. transfer rates

802.11b: 11Mbps

802.11g: 54Mbps

802.11n: 150Mbps (40MHz channel bandwidth, single antenna)

Wi-Fi output power

Wi-Fi: 19dBm EIRP

Bluetooth BR/EDR: 13dBm EIRP

Bluetooth Low Energy: 10dBm EIRP

Sensitivity (conducted)

Wi-Fi: -96dBm

Bluetooth BR/EDR: -90dBm

Bluetooth Low Energy: -90dBm

Bluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth BR/EDR and Bluetooth Low Energy)
Antenna Internal antenna or antenna pin for connecting to an external antenna
Electrical data
Power supply 3.0 to 3.60V
Power consumption

TBD

Interfaces
NINA-W101 and NINA-W102 UART, RMII, I²S, I²C, SPI, ADC, DAC, GPIO, SDIO host, CAN

Package

Dimensions

NINA-W101: 10.0 x 10.6 x 2.2mm

NINA-W102: 10.0 x 14.0 x 3.8mm

Weight

<1.0g

Mounting

Machine mountable

Solder pins

Environmental data, quality & reliability

Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C
Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C
Humidity RH 5 - 90% non-condensing
Certifications and approvals¹
Type approvals Europe (ETSI R&TTE); US (FCC/CFR 47 part 15 unlicensed modular transmitter approval); Canada (IC RSS); Japan (MIC); Taiwan (NCC); South Korea (KCC); Australia (ACMA); New Zealand; Brazil (Anatel); South Africa (ICASA)
Health and safety EN 62479, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1
Medical Electrical Equipment IEC 60601-1-2
Bluetooth Bluetooth qualification v4.2
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Pending approval



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Part No. Description Pack Size
NINA-W101
u-blox NINA-W101 module, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, antenna pin, MSL 4, open CPU
Reel of 500
NINA-W102 u-blox NINA-W102 module, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, on-board antenna, MSL 4, open CPU Reel of 500
EVK-NINA-W101 Evaluation kit for NINA-W101 module with antenna pin Each
EVK-NINA-W102 Evaluation kit for NINA-W102 module with on-board antenna Each

The EVK‑NINA‑W10 evaluation kit enables application development based on the NINA‑W10 multi-radio (Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth) modules. The EVK‑NINA‑W10 can be used as a reference design for the NINA‑W10 series multi-radio modules thus enabling faster hardware development and shorter time to market. The evaluation board is equipped with Arduino sockets that enables use of numerous shields for quick prototyping of different use cases.

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Features:

  • Available in two variants - EVK‑NINA‑W101 and EVK‑NINA‑W102
  • All the NINA‑W10 module pins are available at connectors or jumpers
  • Can be powered through USB or external power supply
  • Enables flashing over USB

Kit includes:

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Last updated: 13 November 2017