u-blox Sets the Foundation for Connecting Automotive and IoT

By Chad Cox

Associate 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.