M.2 cards for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth

M.2 cards for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth

The cards are M.2 Type 2230 Key E, and are built around NXP SoCs.

M2-JODY-W3 is for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, and has NXP’s 88Q9098 chipset on-board that supports IEEE 802.11ax and runs concurrent dual band Wi-Fi 2.4 and 5GHz networks using dual MACs and 2×2 MIMO antenna set-up in each band. Functionality includes simultaneous access point, station or Wi-Fi Direct modes.
Bluetooth support includes dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1 Classic and LE, as well as long-range operation option.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can be operated simultaneously.

M2-JODY-W2 card is for Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5, and has NXP’s 88W8987 chipset that supports IEEE 802.11ac, with dual-band Wi-Fi to 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. Functionality includes simultaneous access point, station or Wi-Fi Direct modes.
Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy 5 are supported, and is dual port simultaneous operation of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

According to u-blox, the M2 cards are also compatible with i.MX embedded systems boards built by NXP partners, and for boards without an M.2 socket, u-blox offers a microSD-to-M.2 adapter that connects to a standard microSD socket and a microSD-to-SD adapter for boards with a standard SD socket.

End-use if foreseen in industrial automation, vehicle navigation and telematics, in-vehicle infotainment and hands-free audio, remote diagnostics and patient monitoring, security cameras and payment terminals.

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