Murata has announced its collaboration with NXP Semiconductors to develop the Type 1XL high-performance Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3 module. Based on the NXP 88W9098 combo chipset, this ultra-small dual-band module supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2×2 multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output (MU-MIMO) and Bluetooth 5.3 Low Energy (LE). This module employs highly sophisticated and enhanced hardware mechanisms and algorithms to optimize Wi-Fi and Bluetooth coexistence for maximum performance.
The Wi-Fi section of the module supports connectivity up to 1.4x faster than conventional Wi-Fi compatible devices, offering data rates of up to 1200 Mbps. This section also supports the PCIe 3.0 interface with optional support for SDIO 3.0. The Bluetooth 5.3 LE section supports speeds of up to 2 Mbps with a high-speed 4-wire UART interface, optional support for SDIO, and PCM for audio data.
The module size is 19.1 mm (L) × 16.5 mm (W) × 2.1 mm (H), facilitating integration into size- and power-sensitive electronic devices for IoT, smart home, audio/video/voice, smart TV, and gateway applications.
Key Features of Type 1XL Module
- 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth® Module
- Chipset: NXP 88W9098
- Processor: No
- FCC/IC "Reference" Certified
- For Industrial IoT, Smart Home, Audio/Video/Voice, Smart TV, Gateway
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2×2 MIMO 1200Mbps
- NXP i.MX Linux, Android
The Type 1XL module is now in mass production and will have a reference antenna design for FCC/IC certifications and CE conducted test to provide a lower development cost and faster time to market.