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88W8897

Wireless SoC by NXP Semiconductors

The 88W8897 from NXP Semiconductors is a 2 x 2 MIMO Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth V5.0 combo wireless module specifically designed to support the reliability and quality requirements of next-generation, very high throughput (VHT) WLAN products. This SoC offers one of the highest levels of integration available and enables a footprint reduction of 40-to-50 percent compared to previous wireless solutions. An internal coexistence arbitration and a mobile wireless systems (MWS) serial transport interface provide the functionality for connecting an external long-term evolution (LTE) device.

The module has a Wi-Fi data rate up to MCS9 (866.7 Mbit/s) supported with 802.11i security standards.  The device supports 802.11h dynamic frequency selection (DFS) for detecting radar pulses when operating in the 5 GHz range and  802.11e Quality of Service (QoS) for video, voice, and multimedia applications. Dynamic rapid channel switching (DRCS) is also available, enabling concurrent STA, AP, and Wi-Fi Direct GO operating modes in separate channels. The module has generic interfaces that supports high-speed inter-chip (HSIC), USB 2.0, SDIO 3.0, low-power PCI Express, high-speed UART and PCM interfaces for connecting WLAN and Bluetooth to the host processor.

The device is available in QFN and CSP flip-chip package options. This SoC creates AOAC (Always on, Always Connected) Computing experience with mobile MIMO, transmit beam forming and supports WI-FI CERTIFIED Miracast specification for point-to-point HD video streaming. It includes advanced power management features and is designed specifically for ultra-books, gaming consoles and smart TVs.

Product Specifications

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Product Details

  • Part Number
    88W8897
  • Manufacturer
    NXP Semiconductors
  • Description
    2 X 2 MIMO Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Module for Point-to-Point HD Video Streaming

General Parameters

  • Application
    Wireless Gateways, Routers, Access Points, Smart Home
  • Technology
    WiFi + Bluetooth
  • Frequency
    2.4/5 GHz
  • Bluetooth Standard
    Bluetooth V4.2, Bluetooth V5
  • Bluetooth Application
    Audio
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
    Yes
  • Bluetooth Technology
    Dual-mode Bluetooth
  • WiFi Standard
    802.11ac
  • Data Rate
    Up to 867 Mbps
  • Interface
    PCIe, UART, USB, HSIC, SDIO 3.0
  • MIMO
    Yes
  • MIMO Configuration
    2 x 2
  • Package
    QFN and CSP flip

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