ODIN-W1 - Host-based multi-radio module with dual-band Wi-Fi & dual-mode Bluetooth

ODIN-W16 modules support dual-band Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0

The host-based multiradio module series ODIN-W16 is ready-to-embed for demanding industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications.

ODIN-W16 compact 15 x 22 x 3 mm modules support dual-band IEEE 802.11 a, b, g, n on 2.4 GHz and 5GHz channels 36-165 (U-NII bands 1, 2, 2e, 3), as well as dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0, which includes Bluetooth low energy and Classic Bluetooth (Bluetooth "Smart Ready").

The host-based modules are designed for a long life cycle and ultra-low power consumption. Together with the open-source Linux host driver, the modules minimizes development time to implement short range wireless communications in end-devices. Also, no trimming or tuning is required during manufacturing of customer end-devices, since the modules have pre-calibrated radio parameters and MAC address stored in on-board EEPROM.

The module series is in a castellated package improving visual inspection of end-devices. The modules vary in their implementation of antennas and connectors; for instance, ODIN-W160 has a U.FL antenna connector for a wide selection of certified antennas.

The series provide modular radio type approvals for Europe, US and Canada (R&TTE, FCC, IC), EMC certification, and Bluetooth qualification. Additionally, the modules support ad-hoc, infrastructure and AP mode as well as security features WEP64, WEP128, WPA, WPA2, and TKIP & AES hardware accelerator.

The operating temperature range is -40° C to +85° C.


  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
  • Dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 with Bluetooth low energy and Classic Bluetooth (Bluetooth Smart Ready)
  • Open source Linux driver
  • RF parameters & MAC address stored in EEPROM
  • Fully certified with U.FL antenna connector

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

Parameters Specifications
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11

a/b/g/n(single-stream, 65 Mbps)/d/e/h/i/k/r/s

Wi-Fi channels

2.4 GHz channels: 1-13

5 GHz channels: 36-165 (U-NII Band 1, 2, 2e, 3)


v2.1 (Bluetooth BR/EDR) up to HCI layer

v4.0 (Bluetooth low energy) up to HCI layer

Bluetooth EDR 2 Mbps and 3 Mbps rates

Range 500m
Output power

Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz: 19 dBm

Wi-Fi 5 GHz: 19 dBm

Bluetooth BR/EDR: 12 dBm

Bluetooth low energy: 8 dBm

Electrical data
RF power supply 3.0 - 3.60 VDC
I/O power supply

1.75 - 1.9 VDC

Power consumption


Deep sleep: 0.08 mA

Tx @ 4 Mbps: 130 mA

Bluetooth BR/EDR:

Deep sleep: 0.07 mA

Tx @ 1 Mbps: 34 mA

Bluetooth low energy:

Advertising: 1.2 mA

Connection event: 1.2 mA

Software features
RF parameters

Available in on-board EEPROM

MAC addresses Available in on-board EEPROM




TKIP and AES hardware accelerator

Operational modes

Infrastructure (BSS)

Software AP (DFS channels excluded)

Driver support

Open-source Linux driver

Advanced power management

Internal support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth co-existence

Android connectivity
iOS connectivity (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth low energy)


Bluetooth UART
RF parameters I²C
MAC addresses I²C
U.FL antenna connector



14.8 x 22.3 x 2.9 mm

Weight 1.5g

Solder edge pads with castellations (visually inspectable)

Environmental data, quality & reliability

Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C
Certifications and approvals
Type approvals

Europe (ETSI R&TTE)

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

Canada (IC RSS)

Japan (MIC)

Health and safety

EN 62479, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1

Medical Electrical Equipment EN 60601-1-2
Bluetooth Qualification

v4.0 (controller subsystem)

High quality production according to IPC class standard


Click here for the u-blox Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules linecard (PDF).

Part No. Description Pack Size
ODIN-W160 Multi-radio module with u.fl connector for external antenna
Reel of 200
EVK-W16-0 Evaluation kit for ODIN-W160 Each

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Last updated: 20 June 2017