Wireless automotive module combines 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC

January 17, 2014 // By Julien Happich
The WiBear 11ac embedded wireless module developed by Lesswire combines the 5th generation WLAN standard, IEEE 802.11 ac, the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy and 2.1 + EDR standards as well as Near-Field-Communication (NFC) in a single module.

Aimed at vehicles and commercial environments, the WiBear 11ac module takes the most-used wireless standards as an easy to integrate unit for automotive applications. It provides the necessary bandwidth for in-vehicle video streaming applications.

The WLAN 802.11 ac standard allows data to be supplied to several displays with a resolution of up to 1080p. As a dual frequency module, the WiBear 11ac also makes it possible to use the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band simultaneously for communications. Video data can therefore be transmitted on the 5 GHz band without interference from other applications.

With Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC, the module provides two other communication standards that allow consumer devices to connect more easily with the vehicle. The WiBear 11ac operates in the -40 to +85°C temperature range and has a guaranteed availability of over 6 years.   

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