Laird introduced the BT800 Series of dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 modules. The BT800 Series modules are ideal for AIDC devices, such as handheld computers and barcode scanners, medical devices, ePOS terminals, and industrial cable replacement. The high performance Class 1 Bluetooth 800 Series modules, along with associated development kits, are available now in mass-production quantities.
Lantronix released their xPico Wi-Fi module. The tiny M2M wi-fi board is a compact, embedded wireless device server. It is designed for easy and fast machine-to-Wi-Fi connectivity. The xPico Wi-Fi module features simultaneous access point and client functionality. This enables the creation of its own secure Wi-Fi network for direct access as well as maintaining a Wi-Fi client connection to the existing Wi-Fi network. This allows machines to be directly accessed via smartphone or tablet. Pricing for the xPico Wi-Fi start at $27.80 for 5,000 unit quantities.
Radicom Research introduced the RW8200 Embedded Serial to WiFi Modules. The board integrates a M3 Cortex host processor, Broadcom’s BCM44362 Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) and an embedded processor. Samples of RW8200 Embedded WiFi Module are available now. Prices start at $29 each in quantity of 1000 pieces. Bulk discounts are available for higher OEM volume requests.
Laird Technologies introduced the BL600 Bluetooth Smart modules. The device is ideal for adding single-mode Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), or Bluetooth Smart, to small, portable, power-conscious devices, including those powered by AAA or coin cell batteries. The Laird BL600 module is based on the award-winning Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 chipset.
Connect One launched the Nano WiReach MAX-SMT module. The device supports the 802.11n WiFi standard and an industrial temperature range of -30°C to +85°C. Nano WiReach MAX-SMT features 3G routing, WiFi client and access-point capabilities. The Connect One Nano WiReach SMT is available now. It is priced at less than $29 in high volume.
Texas Instruments introduced the latest SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module. The TI module features SmartConfig technology, which is a Wi-Fi configuration process that enables multiple in-home devices without displays to connect to a Wi-Fi network via a smartphone or tablet in one easy step. SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 pre-production modules are sampling now. Production modules will be available this quarter. The self-contained module is priced at $9.99 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Microchip Technology released the next generation SMSC JukeBlox Wi-Fi connectivity platform. The product includes the JukeBlox 3.1-AAP Software Development Kit (SDK) and the new CX875 Wi-Fi Network Media Module. Samples of the CX875 with JB3.1-AAP are available now. Production orders will be accepted in December 2012. Production pricing for the CX875 with JB3.1-AAP is $15.50 each (in quantities of 25,000 units per year).
Moxa introduced their MiiNePort W1 embedded serial-to-wireless module. The MiiNePort W1 embedded wireless module provides IEEE 802.11 b/g wireless connectivity to serial devices. The new Moxa product is compact and consumes only 1.18W of power. The MiiNePort W1 serial-to-wireless module is ideal for industrial automation, RFID and smart green (solar power) applications.
Radicom Research introduced the RB510 Embedded Bluetooth Modules for OEM’s. The RB510 series Bluetooth audio module features an embedded DSP core, stereo CODEC, flash and antenna. The chip is available now. Prices start at $13 each (in quantity of 1,000). The Radicom RB510 modules are ideal for high quality Bluetooth headset designs and other mono and stereo audio applications.
Kontron introduced the KM2M806XT Machine-to-Machine (M2M) deployable system. The Kontron KM2M806XT is based on the Intel Atom 600 MHZ processor. It features three USB ports, accelerometer, dual HDMI, HD audio, GB Ethernet, and 4GB internal MicroSD card. The Kontron KM2M806XT is ideal for M2M applications that must operate in extended temperatures and industrial environments.