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Processor External MPU Package (mm) MOC (100 pin LGA Module) Protocols Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz Throughput (Max) (Mbps) 100 Security Networking security (WPA3) Features 802.11bgn, AP, Mesh over Wi-Fi based on 802.11s, STA, Wi-Fi direct mode
Processor External MPU Package (mm) MOC (100 pin LGA Module) Protocols Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz Throughput (Max) (Mbps) 100 Security Networking security (WPA3) Features 802.11bgn, AP, Mesh over Wi-Fi based on 802.11s, STA, Wi-Fi direct mode
QFM (MOC) 100 178 mm² 13.4 x 13.3 QFM (MOC) 100
  • General
    • Integrates RF, power amplifiers (PAs), clock, RF switches, filters, passives, and power management
    • Quick hardware design with TI module collateral and reference designs
    • Operating temperature: –20°C to +70°C
    • Small form factor: 13.3 × 13.4 × 2 mm
    • 100-pin MOC package
    • FCC, IC, ETSI/CE, and TELEC certified with PCB, dipole, chip, and PIFA antennas
  • Wi-Fi
    • WLAN baseband processor and RF transceiver support of IEEE Std 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n
    • 20- and 40-MHz SISO and 20-MHz 2 × 2 MIMO at 2.4 GHz for high throughput: 80 Mbps (TCP), 100 Mbps (UDP)
    • 2.4-GHz MRC support for extended range
    • Fully calibrated: production calibration not required
    • 4-bit SDIO host interface support
    • Wi-Fi direct concurrent operation (multichannel, multirole)
  • Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy (WL183xMOD only)
    • Bluetooth 5.1 secure connection compliant and CSA2 support (declaration ID: D032799)
    • Host controller interface (HCI) transport for Bluetooth over UART
    • Dedicated audio processor support of SBC encoding + A2DP
    • Dual-mode Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy
    • TI’s Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy certified stack
  • Key benefits
    • Reduces design overhead
    • Differentiated use cases by configuring WiLink™ 8 simultaneously in two roles (STA and AP) to connect directly with other Wi-Fi devices on different RF channel (Wi-Fi networks)
    • Best-in-class Wi-Fi with high-performance audio and video streaming reference applications with up to 1.4× the range versus one antenna
    • Different provisioning methods for in-home devices connectivity to Wi-Fi in one step
    • Lowest Wi-Fi power consumption in connected idle (< 800 µA)
    • Configurable wake on WLAN filters to only wake up the system
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth single antenna coexistence
  • General
    • Integrates RF, power amplifiers (PAs), clock, RF switches, filters, passives, and power management
    • Quick hardware design with TI module collateral and reference designs
    • Operating temperature: –20°C to +70°C
    • Small form factor: 13.3 × 13.4 × 2 mm
    • 100-pin MOC package
    • FCC, IC, ETSI/CE, and TELEC certified with PCB, dipole, chip, and PIFA antennas
  • Wi-Fi
    • WLAN baseband processor and RF transceiver support of IEEE Std 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n
    • 20- and 40-MHz SISO and 20-MHz 2 × 2 MIMO at 2.4 GHz for high throughput: 80 Mbps (TCP), 100 Mbps (UDP)
    • 2.4-GHz MRC support for extended range
    • Fully calibrated: production calibration not required
    • 4-bit SDIO host interface support
    • Wi-Fi direct concurrent operation (multichannel, multirole)
  • Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy (WL183xMOD only)
    • Bluetooth 5.1 secure connection compliant and CSA2 support (declaration ID: D032799)
    • Host controller interface (HCI) transport for Bluetooth over UART
    • Dedicated audio processor support of SBC encoding + A2DP
    • Dual-mode Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy
    • TI’s Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy certified stack
  • Key benefits
    • Reduces design overhead
    • Differentiated use cases by configuring WiLink™ 8 simultaneously in two roles (STA and AP) to connect directly with other Wi-Fi devices on different RF channel (Wi-Fi networks)
    • Best-in-class Wi-Fi with high-performance audio and video streaming reference applications with up to 1.4× the range versus one antenna
    • Different provisioning methods for in-home devices connectivity to Wi-Fi in one step
    • Lowest Wi-Fi power consumption in connected idle (< 800 µA)
    • Configurable wake on WLAN filters to only wake up the system
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth single antenna coexistence

The certified WiLink™ 8 module from TI offers high throughput and extended range along with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® coexistence (WL1835MOD only) in a power-optimized design. The WL18x5MOD device is a 2.4-GHz module, two antenna solution. The device is FCC, IC, ETSI/CE, and TELEC certified for AP and client. TI offers drivers for high-level operating systems such as Linux and Android™. Additional drivers, such as WinCE and RTOS, which includes QNX, Nucleus, ThreadX, and FreeRTOS, are supported through third parties.

The certified WiLink™ 8 module from TI offers high throughput and extended range along with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® coexistence (WL1835MOD only) in a power-optimized design. The WL18x5MOD device is a 2.4-GHz module, two antenna solution. The device is FCC, IC, ETSI/CE, and TELEC certified for AP and client. TI offers drivers for high-level operating systems such as Linux and Android™. Additional drivers, such as WinCE and RTOS, which includes QNX, Nucleus, ThreadX, and FreeRTOS, are supported through third parties.

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* Data sheet WL18x1MOD, WL18x5MOD WiLink™ 8 Single-Band Combo Module – Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) datasheet (Rev. N) PDF | HTML 26 Apr 2021
* Radiation & reliability report WL1801MOD Reliability Data - Reliability Estimate 27 Jul 2017
Application note CE Regulations for SRDs Operating in License-Free 2.4GHz/5GHz Bands-WiFi Devices (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 20 Oct 2022
Application note Antenna Impedance Measurement and Matching PDF | HTML 22 Mar 2022
User guide WiLink8 Getting Started Guide (Rev. B) PDF | HTML 20 Dec 2021
User guide WL1835MODCOM8 WLAN MIMO/BT Module Board (Rev. F) PDF | HTML 17 Dec 2021
Application note Bluetooth® Low Energy, Basic/Enhanced Data Rate–PIN-Code Pairing Key Derivation 27 May 2021
Application note FragAttacks - FRagmentation and AGgregation Attacks (Rev. A) 19 May 2021
Certificate WL18MODGB (Test Grade 01: WL18MODGBMOC) EC DoC (Rev. A) 03 Mar 2021
White paper WiLink8 Use Case Guide PDF | HTML 30 Dec 2020
User guide WiLink8 Driver Debug PDF | HTML 07 Dec 2020
User guide WiLink8 Linux Advanced Demos PDF | HTML 07 Dec 2020
User guide WiLink8 R8.8 Linux Wi-Fi Driver Release Build User's Guide (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 27 Oct 2020
More literature Sitara™ processors + WiLink™ 8 Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth® combo connectivity (Rev. A) 30 Jul 2019
User guide WL18xx Module Hardware Integration Guide (Rev. B) PDF | HTML 09 Jul 2019
Design guide WL18xx Design Checklist 27 Jun 2019
Technical article An out-of-the-box Internet of Things: building a seamless and secure smart home network 12 Jun 2018
Technical article Thread vs. Zigbee – what’s the difference? 16 May 2018
Technical article Your microcontroller deserves a nap – designing “sleepy” wireless applications 28 Mar 2018
Technical article SimpleLink™ MCU SDKs: Breaking down TI Drivers 12 Apr 2017
More literature Streamline the challenges of RF design with certified wireless modules 25 Jan 2017
Application note Certification Testing Guidelines for WFA System Interoperability Test Plans MCP 28 Dec 2016
Application note Certification Testing Guidelines for WFA System Interoperability Test Plans NLCP 28 Dec 2016
Application note WiLink 8.0TM WLAN IP Mesh Application Report 01 Jun 2016
User guide WiLinkT™ 8 WLAN Features User's Guide (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 26 May 2016
White paper Wi-Fi® mesh networks: Discover new wireless paths 24 May 2016
White paper Streaming Audio: Follow the signal chain white paper 14 Apr 2016
Application note Certification Testing Guidelines for WFA System Interoperability Test Plans 15 Feb 2016
More literature WiLink 8 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth/BLE Modules (Rev. B) 03 Feb 2016
Application note Precise Time Synchronization Over WLAN (Rev. A) 18 Dec 2015
Application note WL18xx .INI File (Rev. A) 03 Dec 2015
White paper Wi-Fi® audio: capabilities and challenges 02 Dec 2015
Application note WL18xx Level-shifting I/O (Rev. A) 19 Aug 2015
Application note WiLink 8 Solutions WiLink8 - wlconf Manual 01 Jul 2015
White paper Complete solutions for next-generation wireless connected audio 02 Jan 2014

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