The JODY-W3 series from u-blox AG are Automotive-Grade multi-radio modules featuring Wi-Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO and dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1. These modules are intended for in-car infotainment and connectivity systems. They support the new Wi-Fi 6 standard and operate simultaneously at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz to enable the highest possible performance in terms of data rates. The new Wi-Fi 6 standard allows for a higher density of devices and less data congestion, precisely the environment found in the vehicle. Bluetooth 5.1 provides direction-finding along with long-range, enabling applications such as keyless entry systems.
These modules have been designed for the increasing number of wireless high-speed connections that will be required in a vehicle. This ranges from ultra-HD video infotainment streaming and screen mirroring, to wireless back-up cameras and cloud connectivity as well as vehicle systems maintenance and diagnostics. The JODY-W3 module series also provides simultaneous operation modes supporting Access Point (AP), with up to 32 stations, Station (STA) and Wi-Fi Direct (P2P). This opens up new approaches to the implementation of over-the-air (OTA) updates, wireless vehicle diagnostics, interaction with electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and map updates. They are available in a compact 13.8 x 19.8 mm form factor and are compatible with u-blox JODY-W1 and JODY-W2 modules.