Communications & Networking
By Mary Del
RF Monolithics, Inc. has added the WLS-series of Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combination modules to its integrated short-range radio products. With the addition of three new standards-based modules – the WLS1270, WLS1271 and the WLS1273 – the RFM integrated short-range radio product line now includes high-performance, standards-based technologies in addition to the company’s proprietary RFIC- and SAW-based product portfolio. The WLS-series of products include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology in a single SoC and a high-efficiency RF front-end circuit, plus a DC-DC converter. The modules are designed to fit into space-constrained designs, and are slightly smaller than a dime. Minimal external circuitry is required to complete a radio design. Add an antenna, power source, processor and associated interface hardware, and the radio hardware design is complete, the company says.