u-blox Sets the Foundation for Connecting Automotive and IoT

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

January 16, 2023


u-blox Sets the Foundation for Connecting Automotive and IoT
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u-blox announced its M2-JODY-W3 Modules built on the NXP Q9098 chip running on Linux or Android OS. The card modules integrate the JODY-W3 Wi-Fi 6 and BLUETOOTH 5.3 connectivity module with the utilization of an M.2 card for authorized JODY-W3 interfaces, including PCIe, SDIO, and high-speed UART.

The u-blox JODY-W3 modules operate in the following modes:

• Wi-Fi 1x1 and 2x2 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax in 2.4GHz and 5GHz
• Concurrent Dual Wi-Fi operation with independent MACs (supporting simultaneous Wi-Fi network operation at two different frequency bands)
• Dual-mode Bluetooth 5.3 operates simultaneously with Wi-Fi

Automotive applications

  • In-car Access Point for internet access
  • In the car, applications (Apple Car-Play, Miracast)
  • Rear-seat display
  • Rapid sync-n-go applications 
  • fast content download to the vehicle
  • Hands-free equipment (Bluetooth)

Industrial applications

  • Manufacturing floor automation
  • wireless control terminals
  • point-to-point backhaul
  • Machine control
  • Medical in-hospital applications
  • Security and surveillance
  • Outdoor content distribution

For more information, visit mouser.com/new/u-blox/u-blox-m2-jody-w3-module/.

Datasheet is available here.


Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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