Wi-Fi + Bluetooth modules play an important role in the wireless industry today. They allow for devices to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi and then to other mobile devices via Bluetooth. This makes them ideal for a wide range of applications including IoT and IIoT. 2021 saw the introduction of new Wi-Fi standards - Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E as well as new Bluetooth versions (the latest being Bluetooth v5.3). This article lists the Top 10 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth modules in 2021 on everything RF. Click here to view more Wi-Fi + Bluetooth modules from the leading manufacturers.
Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6E/Bluetooth 5.0 Combo Chip
The BCM4389 from Broadcom is a Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.0 Combo Chip designed for low-power mobile devices and AR/VR devices. Wi-Fi 6E extends the Wi-Fi 6 standard to support the soon-to-be-operational 6 GHz band with wider 160 MHz channel bandwidths that double Wi-Fi speeds and cut latency in half compared to Wi-Fi 5. Read more
Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo Solution for IoT Applications
The CYW43012 from Infineon Technologies is an Ultra-Low-Power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo Solution for wearables, smart home products, and portable audio applications. The solution is IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n-compliant and 802.11ac-Friendly, meaning it is interoperable with 802.11ac access points using standard modes. The chip simultaneously supports dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 applications. Read more.
Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz) Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 Combo Module
The IW620 from NXP Semiconductors is a Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz) 2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.1 combo module that is designed for industrial, mobile, and smart home applications. It delivers a Wi-Fi throughput of up to 1.2 Gbps and consists of integrated dual-band Power Amplifiers (PAs), Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs), switches, and a PMIC. Read more.
Dual-Band Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 5.0 Module for IoT Applications
The SPB228 from H&D Wireless is Dual-Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 module built on a 28 nm process. It supports WLAN (802.11 a.b.g.n) 2x2 MU-MIMO dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth (5 Classic and LE) for Linux and Android platforms. Read more.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo Module for Industrial Automation Applications
The WE310F5 Series is a fully integrated, single-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module designed for industrial automation, energy management, building automation, and data logger applications. The modules support Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE5) at 2.4 GHz. They reduce the integration time by supporting Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) features and are secured with WPA3 protocol, the next generation, cutting-edge Wi-Fi security specifications. Read more.
Wi-Fi 6 / Bluetooth 5.0 Combo Module for Smartphones
The AP6275P from SparkLAN is a Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11.ax/ac/a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth (5.0) Combo module. This module provides faster speeds with better coverage and the capacity to improve the battery life of IoT sensors. It supports key Wi-Fi 6 innovations including OFDMA and MU-MIMO (2T2R) technologies for better performance in crowded environments, advanced roaming capabilities, and WPA3 security protocols. Read more.
2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 Module
The Sterling 70 Series from Laird Connectivity are 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) and Bluetooth 5.1 modules that are designed for industrial IoT connectivity. They are powered by the NXP 88W9098 wireless SoC and deliver data rates of up to 1.2 Gbps for WLAN. The modules have an integrated power amplifier and Low Noise Amplifier with a 2x2 MU-MIMO radio. Read more.
Dual-band Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth 5 Combo Modules for Industrial Applications
The MAYA-W1 Series from u-blox is Dual-band Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth 5 Combo Modules that are designed specifically for industrial applications. These modules support Wi-Fi 4 (802.11a/b/g/n) standard and deliver up to 150 Mbit/s data throughput. They deliver an output power of 18 dBm for Wi-Fi and 10 dBm for Bluetooth. Read more.
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0 Module for IoT Applications
The CMP4010 from CEL is a Single-band Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) & Bluetooth 5.0 Combo Module that supports Bluetooth mesh networking topology. It has a Tx power of 18 dBm (Wi-Fi), and 15 dBm (Bluetooth) and is designed for IoT applications. The module is built to withstand harsh environments and has high throughput and noise immunity for long-range and broad coverage. Read more.
Wireless Modules for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, and Thread
The WC640 Series from Wi2wi are IoT Wireless Modules that support Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth (5.0), and Zigbee/Thread (802.15.4) technologies. These multi-radio, embedded wireless modules have a Tx power of 18 dBm (Wi-Fi), 4 dBm (Bluetooth). They have an Rx sensitivity of -96 dBm (Wi-Fi), -97 dBm (Bluetooth), and -105 dBm (Zigbee & Thread). Read more.
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