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Processor External MPU Package (mm) MOC (100 pin LGA Module) Protocols Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, Combo (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) Throughput (Max) (Mbps) 100 Security Networking security (WPA3) Features 802.11bgn, AP, STA, Wi-Fi direct mode, Mesh over Wi-Fi based on 802.11s, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, COEX open-in-new Find other Wi-Fi products

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QFM (MOC) 100 178 mm² 13.4 x 13.3 open-in-new Find other Wi-Fi products

Features

  • 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 4.2 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-Bluetooth Single Antenna Coexistence

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Description

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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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet WL18xxMOD WiLink™ 8 Single-Band Combo Module – Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) datasheet (Rev. M) Jan. 07, 2016
User guide WiLink8 R8.8 Linux Wi-Fi Driver Release Build User's Guide (Rev. A) Oct. 27, 2020
User guide WiLink8 Getting Started Guide Oct. 06, 2020
Application note Bluetooth Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate – Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS (BIAS) May 18, 2020
Application note Bluetooth Low Energy, Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate – Method Confusion Pairing V May 18, 2020
Selection guide Leitfaden zur Auswahl drahtloser Kommunikationstechnologie Feb. 28, 2020
Selection guide 無線連線技術選擇指南 Feb. 28, 2020
Selection guide 무선 연결 기술 선택 가이드 Feb. 28, 2020
Selection guide Wireless Connectivity Technology Selection Guide Dec. 17, 2019
More literature Sitara™ processors + WiLink™ 8 Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth® combo connectivity (Rev. A) Jul. 30, 2019
Technical articles Bluetooth® Low Energy shifts gears for car access Jul. 15, 2019
User guide WL18xx Module Hardware Integration Guide (Rev. B) Jul. 09, 2019
User guide WL18xx Design Checklist Jun. 27, 2019
Technical articles Top 3 design challenges that the new generation of SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® devices will help you overcome Feb. 21, 2019
Application note Capturing Bluetooth Host Controller Interface (HCI) Logs Jan. 07, 2019
Technical articles Exploring the impact of IoT on innovation Jul. 17, 2018
Technical articles An out-of-the-box Internet of Things: building a seamless and secure smart home network Jun. 12, 2018
User guide WiLink™ 8.0 Bluetooth® Vendor-Specific HCI Commands (Rev. B) Oct. 17, 2017
More literature WL18MODGB (Test Grade 31: WL1831MODGBMOC) EC DoC Sep. 07, 2017
More literature WL1831MOD MTBF Estimate Jul. 27, 2017
Application note Secure Connection Capability for WiLink Bluetooth 4.2 May 19, 2017
More literature Streamline the challenges of RF design with certified wireless modules Jan. 25, 2017
Application note Certification Testing Guidelines for WFA System Interoperability Test Plans MCP Dec. 28, 2016
Application note Certification Testing Guidelines for WFA System Interoperability Test Plans NLCP Dec. 28, 2016
Application note WiLink 8.0TM WLAN IP Mesh Application Report Jun. 01, 2016
User guide WiLinkT™ 8 WLAN Features User's Guide (Rev. A) May 26, 2016
White paper Wi-Fi® mesh networks: Discover new wireless paths May 24, 2016
White paper Streaming Audio: Follow the signal chain white paper Apr. 14, 2016
Application note Certification Testing Guidelines for WFA System Interoperability Test Plans Feb. 15, 2016
More literature WiLink 8 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth/BLE Modules (Rev. B) Feb. 03, 2016
Application note Precise Time Synchronization Over WLAN (Rev. A) Dec. 18, 2015
Application note WL18xx .INI File (Rev. A) Dec. 03, 2015
White paper Wi-Fi® audio: capabilities and challenges Dec. 02, 2015
User guide WL1835MODCOM8 WLAN MIMO/BT Module Board (Rev. E) Sep. 29, 2015
Application note Enhanced HCILL: Four-Wire Power Management Protocol (Rev. B) Sep. 24, 2015
Application note WL18xx Level-shifting I/O (Rev. A) Aug. 19, 2015
Application note WiLink 8 Solutions WiLink8 - wlconf Manual Jul. 01, 2015
White paper Complete solutions for next-generation wireless connected audio Jan. 02, 2014

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD Download
Description

TMDXEVM437XH is a high security evaluation module (EVM) that enables developers to evaluate secure boot functionality, including signing and encryption on high security AM437x devices.

This is a socketed EVM that includes an AM437x high security device and TI development key for evaluating secure (...)

Features
  • Hardware
    • AM437x Arm® Cortex-A9 processor with secure boot
    • 2GB DDR3
    • TPS65218 power management IC
    • 7" capacitive touch screen LCD
    • 2 camera modules
    • On board NAND and eMMC memory
    • Connector for WiLink™ 8 solutions
  • Software
    • Processor SDK (Linux and TI-RTOS)
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet (1)
    • UART (1)
    • Micro SD/MMC (1)
    • (...)
EVALUATION BOARD Download
599
Description

The AM572x evaluation module provides an affordable platform to quickly start evaluation of Sitara™ Arm® Cortex®-A15 AM57x processors (AM5728AM5726AM5718AM5716) and accelerate development for HMI, machine vision, networking, medical imaging and many other industrial applications. It is a (...)

Features

Hardware

  • AM5728 processor
  • 2GB DDR3L
  • TPS659037 power management IC
  • 7" WVGA capacitive touch screen LCD
  • 3MP camera module (not included, it needs to be ordered here https://www.ti.com/tool/TMDSCM572X )
  • 4GB eMMC

Software

  • Linux
  • TI-RTOS

Connectivity

  • Gigabit Ethernet (2)
  • Mini PCIe
  • e/mSATA
  • Micro SD card
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • USB (...)
EVALUATION BOARD Download
995
Description

The AM335x Evaluation Module (EVM) enables developers to immediately start evaluating the AM335x processor family (AM3351, AM3352, AM3354, AM3356, AM3358) and begin building applications for factory automation, building automation, grid infrastructure, and more.

Features

Hardware

  • AM3358 Arm processor
  • 1GB DDR3
  • TPS65910 power management IC
  • 7” touch screen LCD

Software

  • Processor SDK

Connectivity

  • 10/100 Ethernet (1)
  • UART (4)
  • SD/MMC (2)
  • USB2.0 OTG/HOST (1/1)
  • Audio in/out
  • JTAG
  • CAN (2)
EVALUATION BOARD Download
WL18XXCOM82SDMMC
WL18XXCOM82SDMMC
69.99
Description

The WiLink SDIO board is a SDMMC adapter board and is an easy to use connector between a WiLink COM8 Evaluation module [WL1837MODCOM8i and WL1835MODCOM8B] and a generic SD/MMC card slot on a host processor EVM. The adapter card enables the WiLink Wi-Fi module to operate over SDIO. It also provides (...)

Features
  • Easy to connect WiLink8 modules to platforms over SDMMC
  • 3v level-shifter to 1.8v IO
  • BT and WiFi debug pins
DAUGHTER CARD Download
Description
TI WiLink™ 8 module family

The WL1835MODCOM8 is one of the two evaluation boards for the TI WiLink 8 combo module family. For designs requiring performance in the 5 GHz band and extended temperature range, see the WL1837MODCOM8I.

The WL1835MODCOM8 Kit for Sitara EVMs easily enables customers to add (...)

Features
  • WLAN, Bluetooth, BLE on a module board
  • 100-pin board card
  • Dimension 76.0 mm(L) x 31.0 mm(W)
  • WLAN 2.4 GHz SISO (20- and 40-MHz channels), 2.4-GHz MIMO (20-MHz channels)
  • Support for Bluetooth & BLE dual mode
  • Seamless integration with TI Sitara and other application processors
  • Design for TI AM335X (...)
DAUGHTER CARD Download
Description
TI WiLink™ 8 module family The WL1837MODCOM8I is one of the two evaluation boards for the TI WiLink™ 8 combo module family. For designs requiring performance in the 2.4 GHz band only, see the WL1835MODCOM8.

The WL1837MODCOM8I, which is compatible with many processors including TI’s (...)

Features
  • WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, BLE on a module board
  • 100-pin board card
  • Dimension 76.0 mm(L) x 31.0 mm(W)
  • WLAN 2.4 & 5 GHz SISO (20- and 40- MHz channels), 2.4 GHz MIMO (20-MHz channels)
  • Support for Bluetooth & BLE dual mode
  • Seamless integration with TI Sitara and other application processors
  • Design for TI AM335x (...)

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK) Download
Processor SDK for AM335x Sitara Processors - Linux and TI-RTOS support
PROCESSOR-SDK-AM335X Processor SDK (Software Development Kit) is a unified software platform for TI embedded processors providing easy setup and fast out-of-the-box access to benchmarks and demos.  All releases of Processor SDK are consistent across TI’s broad portfolio, allowing developers to seamlessly (...)
Features

Linux features

  • Open Linux support
  • Linux kernel and Bootloaders
  • File system
  • Qt/Webkit application framework
  • 3D graphics support
  • Integrated WLAN and Bluetooth® support
  • GUI-based application launcher
  • Example applications, including:
    • ARM benchmarks: Dhrystone, Linpack, Whetstone
    • Webkit web browser
    • Soft Wifi access (...)
APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORK Download
WiLink™ Wireless Tools for WL18XX modules
WILINK-BT_WIFI-WIRELESS_TOOLS This package includes the following applications:
  • WLAN Real-Time Tuning Tool (RTTT)
  • Bluetooth® Logger
  • WLAN gLogger
  • Link Quality Monitor (LQM)
  • HCITester Tool
    • BTSout
    • BTSTransform
    • ScriptPad

The applications provide all of the capabilities required to debug and monitor WiLink™ WLAN/Bluetooth/Bluetooth low (...)

APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORK Download
WiLink™ Mesh Visualization Tool for WL18XX Modules
WILINK-WIFI_MESH_VISUALIZATION_TOOL — Wireless Mesh Explorer is a Microsoft® Windows® based software tool for exploring and displaying mesh networks based on the Texas Instruments WiLink8.0 chipset.
Features
  • Network discovery capability over DHCP or MDNS
  • Mesh visualization capabilities and data on each one of the nodes
  • Path selection visualization
DRIVER OR LIBRARY Download
TI Bluetooth 4.2 Stack Add-On for Linux Platforms With WL183x and CC2564C
TI-BT-4-2-STACK-LINUX-ADDON This package contains the install package, pre-compiled object of the TI Bluetooth Stack and Platform Manager, and pre-compiled object with source of sample applications to easily upgrade the default LINUX EZSDK Binary on an AM335x EVM. The software was built with Linaro GCC 4.7 and can be added to (...)
Features
  • Dual mode Classic Bluetooth (BR/EDR) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Stack
    • Bluetooth Core Specification v4.2
  • Platform Manager Framework to enable multiple client applications to use the stack.
  • User space applications and stack that do not require specific kernel modules.
  • Compiled with Linaro GCC 4.7 (...)
DRIVER OR LIBRARY Download
TI Bluetooth Linux Add-On for AM335x EVM, AM437x EVM and BeagleBone With WL18xx and CC256x
TI-BT-STACK-LINUX-ADDON This package contains the install package, pre-compiled object and source of the TI Bluetooth Stack and Platform Manager to easily upgrade the default LINUX EZSDK Binary on a AM437x EVM, AM335x EVM or BeagleBone. The software was built with Linaro GCC 4.7 and can be added to Linux SDKs that use (...)
Features
  • Dual mode Classic Bluetooth (BR/EDR) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Stack
    • Bluetooth Core Specification v4.0
  • Platform Manager framework to enable multiple client applications to use the stack
  • Integrated with TI Shared Transport driver (available from Linux 3.8)
  • Plug-in for GStreamer (Open Source Audio (...)
DRIVER OR LIBRARY Download
WiLink™ 8 Proprietary Wi-Fi Driver – QNX, WinCE, Nucleus RTOS baseline
WILINK8-WIFI-MCP8

The MCP package contains the install package, pre-compiled object and source of the proprietary Wi-Fi Driver - QNX, Nucleus, WinCE as well as ThreadX, FreeRTOS, µC, MQX ,RTX and uITRON RTOS baseline image to easily integrate the TI WiLink Wi-Fi drivers. The integration is supported through (...)

Features
  • IEEE 802.11 a,b,g,n, 2X2 MIMO @ 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Modes: STA, AP, P2P, WiFi Direct
  • TP: 100Mbps UDP
  • Security: WMM-PS, WMM-AC, WPA/2PSK, Ent,WPS,WPSv2
  • SW Features :
    • Multi Role Multi Channel : concurrent operation of 2 WLAN roles on a single device.
    • Coex: with BT/BLE at 2.4GHz.
    • DFS Master: radar detection at (...)
DRIVER OR LIBRARY Download
WiLink™ 8 Wi-Fi Driver for Linux OS
WILINK8-WIFI-NLCP

WiLink™ 8 NLCP package consists of build scripts to update WiLink™ 8 Linux driver, firmware binary, wpa supplicant, hostapd etc. For more details please refer to the release notes and user’s guide

Software block overview:

WL18xx Linux driver uses the open source components along with the interface (...)

Features
  • Linux open-source Wi-Fi package.
  • TI NLCP releases are Wi-Fi Alliance pre-certified.
  • IEEE: 802.11 a,b,g,n, 2X2 MIMO @ 2.4 GHz and antenna diversity @ 5 GHz
  • Supported Modes: STA, AP, P2P, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Mesh
  • Up to 100 Mbps UDP throughput
  • Security: WPA3, WMM-PS, WMM-AC, WPA/2PSK, Ent,WPS,WPSv2
  • Low power (...)
DRIVER OR LIBRARY Download
Bluetooth service pack for WL18xx
WL18XX-BT-SP

The Bluetooth Service Pack is composed of the following four files:

  • BTS file (TIInit_11.8.32.bts)
  • ILI file (TIInit_11.8.32.ili)
  • XML (TIInit_11.8.32.xml)
  • Release Notes Document
  • License Agreement

Note the version in the file name is unique for combination of hardware and firmware, but is not updated per (...)

Features
  • Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Sleep Enabled

Design tools & simulation

DESIGN TOOL Download
Hardware design reviews for WL18xx devices
WILINK-DESIGN-REVIEWS To get started with the WiLink™ hardware design review process:
  • Step 1: Before requesting a review, it is important that to review the technical documentation and design & development resources available on the corresponding product page (see WL18xx product page links below).
  • Step 2: Download and fill (...)
CERTIFICATION Download
Radio certification for WiLink™ 8
WL18XX-CERTIFICATION — Are you looking for WiLink™ 8 module certification support? WL18XX-CERTIFCATION provides the relevant information and support for successful certification of your product. Within this page you will find the latest certification reports of our Modules as well as our evaluation boards.
Features
  • The WL18XX-REPORTS link provides access to WiLinik™ 8 certification reports for:
    • WL18XX modules
    • WL18XX Evaluation boards (note: reports for evaluation boards are for reference only)
  • The WL18XX-REQUEST link provides:
    • A TI letter of authorization for FCC and ISED when requested by the customer's regulatory (...)

Reference designs

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TIDA-050034 TIDA-050034 is a fully functional development board combining a TI PMIC, TPS65218DO, with NXP i.MX 7Dual Application Processor.

The hardware design consists of DDR3L SDRAM (2x512MB), 64MB Serial NOR Flash, 8GB eMMC 5.0 iNAND, SD Card interface v3.0, 50 pin LCD Connector for external TFT display (...)

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TI WiLink™8 Wi-Fi®/Bluetooth®/Bluetooth Low Energy audio multi-room cape reference design
TIDC-WL1837MOD-AUDIO-MULTIROOM-CAPE The TI WiLink™ 8 WL1837MOD ( https://www.ti.com/product/wl1837mod ) audio cape is wireless multi-room audio reference design used with BeagleBone Black (https://www.ti.com/tool/beaglebk featuring TI Sitara™ AM335x). The WiLink 8 device's WLAN capability to capture and register precise (...)
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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
2.4 GHz WiFi® + Bluetooth® Certified Antenna Design on WiLink™ 1835 Module
TIDC-WL1835MODCOM8B The WiLink 1835 Module Antenna Design is a reference design that combines the functionalities of the WiLink 8 module with a built-in antenna on a single board, implementing the module in the way it's been certified. Through this, customers are able to evaluate the performance of the module through (...)
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