New dual-band Wi-Fi radio module with Bluetooth functionality from Panasonic enables high data rates and low-power operation
Panasonic Industry Europe is announcing a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi radio module with integrated Bluetooth BDR/EDR/LE functionality. The new PAN9026 module has been specifically designed for highly integrated and cost-effective applications. The simultaneous and independent operation of the two standards enables high data rates (802.11n) and low-power operation (Bluetooth Low Energy). Integrated power management, a fast dual-core CPU, 802.11i security standard support, as well as high-speed data interfaces deliver the performance for the speed, reliability, and quality requirements of next generation products.
TX power calibration data and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth system parameters are already pre-stored on the one-time-programmable memory of the PAN9026 during production at Panasonic. This simplifies and speeds up the certification process for the customer. Furthermore, the module reduces design, test, and calibration effort resulting in reduced time-to-market compared to discrete solutions.
Pascal Meier, Product Manager at Panasonic remarks: “Integrating Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity allows applications such as Smart Energy and home gateways to manage multiple devices and appliances. The combination of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in our new PAN9026 module provides the highest flexibility for connectivity.”