To address the growing needs of security in today’s IoT applications, u‑blox has rolled out two new compact, ready-to-use Wi‑Fi modules supporting 802.11 b/g/n in the 2.4GHz ISM band. Their secure design makes them ideal for Wi‑Fi applications including telematics, low power sensors, connected buildings (appliances, surveillance etc.), point‑of‑sales, and health devices.
New NINA‑W1 Wi‑Fi modules, NINA‑W131 and NINA‑W132, support secure boot and latest security standards
“A major challenge in today’s IoT applications is security,” noted Pelle Svensson, Market Development Manager, Product Center Short Range Radio at u‑blox. “With NINA‑W131 and NINA‑W132, we are giving product developers ready‑to‑use modules with extra security focus, antenna options, pre‑flashed connectivity software and a range of country certifications; all to efficiently integrate Wi‑Fi connectivity into IoT devices.”
The NINA‑W1 modules feature secure boot to ensure the module only boots up with original u‑blox software. In addition, they will provide end‑to‑end security on the wireless link with the latest 802.11i (WPA2) standard and enterprise security to provide a secure connection to the infrastructure, according to u-blox.
The firm says the modules allow developers to choose to either use an external antenna (NINA‑W131) or take advantage of the internal antenna (NINA‑W132).
Furthermore, the NINA‑W1 modules are pin compatible with the NINA‑B1 Bluetooth low energy modules, thus offering maximum flexibility for devices that are to offer multiple radio technologies. These modules, the firm says, will be globally certified.
NINA‑W131 and NINA‑W132 are the first Wi‑Fi modules in the NINA‑W1 module series. The NINA‑W1 series will be expanded to include variants with Open CPU, Bluetooth connectivity, and additional hardware interfaces (RMII, CAN, SDIO, etc.).
For further details, view the full Press release.