The NINA-W1 series from u-blox are ultra-compact stand-alone Wi-Fi modules with an integrated microcontroller (MCU) for 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n applications. These modules can act as a Wi-Fi station and a micro access point. The modules have a secure boot, which ensures the module only boots up with original u-blox software. They also provide end-to-end security on the wireless link by supporting the latest 802.11i (WPA2) standard and enterprise security to provide a secure connection to the infrastructure. These modules are available in a surface mount package and are ideal for applications like telematics, low power sensors, connected factories, connected buildings (appliances and surveillance), point-of-sales, and health devices.
The Wi-Fi modules are currently available in two models, one with an external antenna (NINA-W131) and another with an internal antenna (NINA-W132). The series will be expanded to include variants with Open CPU, Bluetooth connectivity, and additional hardware interfaces (RMII, CAN, SDIO, etc.). NINA-W1 will initially be certified for the US, Europe, and Canada. Certifications for other countries are planned. The modules will be qualified for professional grade operation, supporting an extended temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C.