Instant access to auto comms

Mouser Electronics is now shipping Jody-W3 host-based automotive modules from u-blox. The modules are designed for increasing numbers of wireless high-speed, high-data communication connections for automobiles and industrial IoT applications from manufacturing automation and machine control to security and surveillance.


The modules offer concurrent dual-band (2.4 and 5GHz) multi-radio capability, featuring WiFi6 with 2×2 MIMO and dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1. They suit data intensive in-vehicle infotainment and telematics applications like: creating in-car hotspots; implementing WiFi display features like Apple CarPlay; and streaming video across multiple devices.


Using NXP’s AW690/88Q9098/88W9098 chipsets, the series supports a higher density of high data devices with less data congestion, while simultaneous Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1 and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) capability provide increased multichannel communication performance for wireless and cloud connectivity.


Measurements are 19.8 by 13.8mm, while maximum ambient operating temperature is 85°C. These modules comply with u-blox’ qualification policy, based on AEC-Q104 and ISO/TS 16949 AEC-Q104 standards.