JODY-W3 series - A first in Wi-Fi 6

New wireless connectivity for automotive applications with concurrent dual Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1

u-blox introduces the new JODY-W3-series, the first automotive grade module series with support for the latest IEEE 802.11ax standard, commonly known as Wi-Fi 6.

These multiradio modules can handle the increasing number of wireless connections that will be required in vehicles. The related applications can range from infotainment – with ultra-HD video infotainment streaming, screen mirroring, wireless back-up cameras, or cloud connectivity – to vehicle systems maintenance – with over-the-air (OTA) updates, wireless vehicle diagnostics, interaction with electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and map updates.

In addition to supporting Wi-Fi 6 with 2 x 2 MIMO, JODY-W3 features dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1, including direction finding and long range, which are key capabilities for applications such as keyless entry systems.

Concurrent dual Wi-Fi together with Bluetooth ensures that optimal data transfer is achieved while maintaining stable and clear telephony links.

Powerful and compact with its 13.8 x 19.8 mm form factor, this new series is pin compatible with JODY-W1 and JODY-W2, and naturally, Wi-Fi 6 is backwards compatible with previous standards.