The new u-blox JODY-W1 module is ideal for infotainment and telematics applications



u-blox, a global
leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced the launch of JODY-W1, a host-based automotive-grade module. The new module
enables real simultaneous dual band (RSDB) operation for faster, concurrent
Wi-Fi connectivity on the 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless bands.

As it also supports both
dual-band Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac and dual-mode Bluetooth (Bluetooth/Bluetooth
low energy) 4.2, JODY-W1 is ideal for in-vehicle-infotainment and telematics
applications requiring high data rates and concurrent connectivity, such as
in-car hotspots, Wi-Fi screens (e. g. Apple CarPlay) or video streaming across
multiple clients.

“Thanks to RSDB
support, JODY-W1 offers best-in-class performance when operating as an access
point, station, or in P2P mode on different bands in parallel. Combined with excellent
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi co-existence, it is the ideal choice for applications with
concurrent use-cases,” says Kilian Frank, Product Strategy, Short Range Radio
Product Center at u-blox.”

Fully tested engineering samples will be available in Q2 2017