Refer to the PDF data sheet for device specific package drawings
The WiLink 8 module is a self-contained connectivity solution based on WiLink 8 connectivity. As the eighth-generation connectivity combo chip from TI, the WiLink 8 module is based on proven technology.
Figure 6-1 shows a high-level view of the WL1837MOD variant.
|Maximum TX power, 5 GHz (OFDM6)||6-Mbps OFDM||18||dBm|
|Maximum TX power, 2.4 GHz (1DSSS)||1-Mbps DSSS||16.5||dBm|
|Minimum sensitivity, 5 GHz (OFDM6)||6-Mbps OFDM||–92.5||dBm|
|Minimum sensitivity, 2.4GHz (1DSSS)||1-Mbps DSSS||–95||dBm|
|Sleep current||Leakage, firmware retained||160||µA|
|Connected IDLE||No traffic IDLE connect||750||µA|
|RX search||2.4-GHz SISO 20||58||mA|
|RX current (SISO20)||MCS7, 2.4 GHz||69||mA|
|RX current (SISO20)||MCS7, 5 GHz||77||mA|
|TX current (SISO20)||MCS7, 2.4 GHz||238||mA|
|TX current (SISO20)||MCS7, 5 GHz||324||mA|
|Maximum peak current consumption during calibration(1)||850||mA|
|Maximum TX power||GFSK||11.7||dBm|
|Sniff||1 attempt, 1.28 s (+4 dBm)||178||µA|
|Page or inquiry||1.28-s interrupt, 11.25-ms scan window (+4 dBm)||253||µA|
|A2DP||MP3 high quality 192 kbps (+4 dBm)||7.5||mA|
The device supports the following WLAN features:
The device supports the following Bluetooth features:
The device supports the following Bluetooth low energy features:
The WL18MODGI modules from TI (test grades 07 and 37) are certified for FCC, IC, ETSI/CE, and Japan MIC. Moreover, the module is also Wi-Fi certified and has the ability to request a certificate transfer for Wi-Fi alliance members. TI customers that build products based on the WL18MODGI device from TI can save on testing costs and time per product family. Table 6-4 shows the certification list for the WL18MODGI module.
|Regulatory Body||Specification||ID (If Applicable)|
|FCC (USA)||Part 15C + MPE FCC RF exposure||Z64-WL18DBMOD|
|ISED (Canada)||RSS-102 (MPE) and RSS-247 (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth)||451I-WL18DBMOD|
|ETSI/CE (Europe)||EN300328 v2.1.1 (2.4-GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth)||—|
|EN301893 v2.1.1 (5-GHz Wi-Fi)||—|
|EN301489-1 v2.1.1 (general EMC)||—|
|EN301489-17 v3.1.1 (EMC)||—|
|MIC (Japan)||Article 49-20 of ORRE||201-140447|
The WL18MODGI modules from TI are certified for the FCC as a single-modular transmitter. The modules are FCC-certified radio modules that carries a modular grant. Users are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the authority of the user to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure limits. This transmitter must not be colocated or operating with any other antenna or transmitter.
The WL18MODGI modules from TI are certified for IC as a single-modular transmitter. The WL18MODGI modules from TI meet IC modular approval and labeling requirements. The IC follows the same testing and rules as the FCC regarding certified modules in authorized equipment. This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standards.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence.
L'exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes:
IC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
To comply with IC RF exposure requirements, this device and its antenna must not be colocated or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Pour se conformer aux exigences de conformité RF canadienne l'exposition, cet appareil et son antenne ne doivent pas étre co-localisés ou fonctionnant en conjonction avec une autre antenne or transmitter.
The WL18MODGB modules conform to the EU Radio Equipment Directive. For further detains, see the full text of the EU Declaration of Conformity for the WL18MODGI (test grade 07) and WL18MODGI (test grade 37) devices.
The WL18MODGI modules from TI are MIC certified against article 49-20 and the relevant articles of the Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment. Operation is subject to the following condition:
Figure 6-2 shows the markings for the TI WiLink 8 module.
Table 6-5 describes the WiLink 8 module markings.
|&7||Test grade (for more information, see Section 6.6)|
|Z64-WL18DBMOD||FCC ID: single modular FCC grant ID|
|451I-WL18DBMOD||IC: single modular IC grant ID|
|201-140447||R: single modular TELEC grant ID|
|LTC (lot trace code): XXXXXXX||LTC: Reserved for TI Use|
|TELEC compliance mark|
|CE||CE compliance mark|
To minimize delivery time, TI may ship the device ordered or an equivalent device currently available that contains at least the functions of the part ordered. From all aspects, this device will behave exactly the same as the part ordered. For example, if a customer orders device WL1807MOD, the part shipped can be marked with a test grade of 37, 07 (see Table 6-6).
|MARK||WLAN 2.4 and 5 GHz||BLUETOOTH|
Contains FCC ID: Z64-WL18DBMOD
These modules are designed to comply with the IC single modular FCC grant, IC: 451I-WL18DBMOD. The host system using this module must display a visible label indicating the following text:
Contains IC: 451I-WL18DBMOD
This module is designed to comply with the JP statement, 201-140447. The host system using this module must display a visible label indicating the following text:
Contains transmitter module with certificate number: 201-140447
The OEM integrator must be aware of not providing information to the end user regarding how to install or remove this RF module in the user’s manual of the end product which integrates this module. The end user's manual must include all required regulatory information and warnings as shown in this manual.