ODIN-W2 - Combination compact dual mode Bluetooth & dual band Wi-Fi modules

The ODIN-W2 series of modules support dual mode (Classic & BLE) Bluetooth and dual band (2.4GHz & 5GHz) Wi-Fi, making them ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) applications

The ODIN-W2 is a compact and powerful stand-alone multiradio module, designed for Internet-of-Things gateway applications. The module is complete with embedded Bluetooth stack, Wi-Fi driver, IP stack, and an application for wireless data transfer, all configurable using AT-commands. The wireless support includes dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 (BR/EDR and Bluetooth low energy) and dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and full 5 GHz bands).

The module supports point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations and can have concurrent Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections. It can operate in Wireless Multidrop or Extended Data Mode for advanced multipoint capabilities. Operation in Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) mode gives the host a UART-based IP interface for advanced use cases. The firmware provides support for RMII with micro Access Point and iAP2.

Using the EVK-ODIN-W262 mbed evaluation kit, the modules' integrated Cortex M4F MCU can be accessed for integration of the customer application using ARM mbed and to save external MCU, crystals, and PCB area in an end product. Additionally, interfaces like SPI, I2 C, CAN, and ADC are made available through the software libraries provided by the ARM mbed development tool.

The module is professional grade with an extended temperature range and is radio type approved for multiple countries, which reduces the integration work and cost.

Features

  • Dual‑band Wi‑Fi & dual‑mode Bluetooth
  • Micro access point and RMII
  • High speed iAP2 support
  • ARM mbed enabled for customer applications
  • Embedded Wi‑Fi driver and Bluetooth stack
  • Global certification

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Parameters Specifications
Features
Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11a/b/g

IEEE 802.11d/e/i/h

Wi-Fi channels

2.4GHz: 1-13

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

Wi-Fi maximum transfer rates

IEEE 802.11a/g: 54 Mbps

IEEE 802.11b: 11 Mbps

Bluetooth

v4.0 (Bluetooth low energy and Bluetooth BR/EDR)

Output power

Wi-Fi: 18 dBm EIRP

Bluetooth BR/EDR: 14 dBm EIRP

Bluetooth LE: 10 dBm EIRP

Sensitivity

Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz: -98 dBm EIRP

Wi-Fi 5 GHz: -93 dBm EIRP

Bluetooth BR/EDR: -93 dBm EIRP

Bluetooth LE: -98 dBm EIRP

Antenna

Internal antenna or dual U.FL connectors for external antennas

Electrical data
Power supply 3.0 to 3.60 VDC
I/O voltage

1.8 V

Software features
Embedded software

u-blox Wi-Fi driver

u-blox Bluetooth stack

Serial port application

Combined IPv4 and limited IPv6 stack

Point-to-Point protocol

Access point

Wi-Fi security

WEP 64/128

WPA and WPA2

TKIP and AES/CCMP hardware accelerator

LEAP, PEAP, EAP-TLS

Wi-Fi operational modes

μAP (DFS channels excluded)

Station

Bluetooth profiles and services

u-blox Low Energy Serial Port Service

GATT

SPP

DUN

PAN* roles: PANU and NAP

Low energy roles: Central and Peripheral

iAP2 for iOS connectivity

Max. connections

7

Wireless Multidrop™ For concurrent connections to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth BR/EDR and Bluetooth Low Energy
Extended Data Mode™ For individually controlled multipoint data channels
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) For UART-based IP connectivity between (PPP) host and module, enables individually controlled data channels and AT commands in parallel
Notes

* For customer applications with ARM mbed

Interfaces

UART

RMII

GPIO

2 U.FL antenna connectors (external antenna version only)

SPI, I²C, CAN and ADC are available with ARM mbed only

Package

Dimensions

14.8 x 22.3 x 4.7 mm (internal antenna)

14.8 x 22.3 x 3.2 mm (external antenna)

Mounting

Solder edge pins 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); Taiwan (NCC); China (SRRC); 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 EN 60601-1-2
Bluetooth Qualification

v4.0

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

Part No. Description Pack Size
ODIN-W260
Stand-alone IoT Gateway module (Bluetooth, WLAN) with dual U.FL connectors for external antennas
Reel of 200
ODIN-W262 Stand-alone IoT Gateway module (Bluetooth, WLAN) with internal antenna
Reel of 200
EVK-W262U Evaluation kit for the ODIN-W262 multi-radio module. Kit includes: USB adapter board mounted with ODIN-W262 module, USB cable & Quick Start guide.
Each
EVK-ODIN-W260 Evaluation kit for the ODIN-W260 multi-radio module. Kit includes: ODIN-W260 evaluation board, external antenna with U.FL connector, USB cable & Quick Start card.
Each
EVK-ODIN-W262 Evaluation kit for the ODIN-W262 multi-radio module. Kit includes: ODIN-W262 evaluation board, USB cable & Quick Start card.
Each

u-blox offers two types of evaluation kits for the ODIN-W2 multi-radio modules:

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The EVK‑W262U makes the evaluation of the stand‑alone multiradio module ODIN‑W262 easy. The USB adapter board connects to a PC where a virtual COM port is installed. The evaluation kit is powered through the USB connector. The s‑center graphical user interface simplifies configuration and provides tools for performance evaluation and firmware upgrades.

Features:

  • USB 2.0 connector for virtual COM port interface and power
  • 3 Mbps UART interface
  • 5 LED indicators for status and activity
  • Reset button for quick rebooting
  • Serial and factory restore button for easy recovery from nonstandard settings
  • PC application for easy configuration and evaluation

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The EVK‑ODIN‑W2 is designed for use with ARM mbed and is a complete starter kit that allows quick prototyping of a variety of applications for Internet of Things. The support for dual‑band Wi‑Fi, dual‑mode Bluetooth, and Ethernet enables easy connectivity for a wide range of applications.

Additional hardware interfaces such as CAN, SPI, I2C, UART, ADC, and GPIOs are available using ARM mbed. The EVK‑ODIN‑W2 can also be used to evaluate the pre‑loaded u‑blox software suite using the s‑center tool on a PC.

Features:

  • Available in two variants: EVK ODIN W260 and EVK ODIN‑W262
  • RJ45 Ethernet connector for ODIN‑W2 RMII‑PHY interface
  • Pin headers in 1.8 V I/O domain and Arduino sockets in 3.3 V I/O domain
  • Can be powered through USB or external power supply
  • Onboard ST‑Link v2.1 debugger

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Last updated: 20 June 2017