ACTE UK > News > High performance, low power Wi-Fi module for I-of-T


ACTE, the UK specialist of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) solutions have announced the release of the LPB100 2.4GHz Wi-Fi module by short range radio specialist High Flying. Features include new low power micro controller for battery applications.

LPB100 is a self contained, small form factor, 801.11b/g/n module offering data rates up to Wi-Fi54Mbps and capable of operating on the globally licence exempt 2.4GHz frequency. LPB100 provides a wireless interface to equipment with a Serial/SPI interface for data, audio or SmartLink transfer.

Using the latest low power consumption embedded architecture which allows 12mA average transmit current at 3.3V, multiple low power standby modes and a receiver sensitivity up to -93dBm, LPB100 has been optimised for multiple client applications in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. These include home automation, smart grid, battery operated handheld equipment, healthcare and industrial control that transmit or receive data on an infrequent basis.
Measuring just 23 x 32 x 2.7mm and in a postage stamp SMT package, the LPB100 is cost optimised with either a PCB track antenna or I-PEX connector for external antenna. In addition to data, audio support is offered as standard.

LPB100 includes all the protocol and configuration functions for Wi-Fi connectivity and modules can be configured for both access point, serial port or a combination of the two. Using a single stream Wi-Fi link, LPB100 supports WPA/WPA2 security.

Designed for use in both industrial and consumer applications, LPB100 is designed for long product life cycles offering backwards compatibility for future devices in the High Flying LPB range. LPB100 is capable of operating at -40 to +85 degrees C.

LPB100 is FCC and CE certified and is RoHS compliant.

The new LPB100 High Flying module is a great solution for customers looking to design in low cost communications to their IoT product. Wi-Fi, when correctly tethered is reliable, secure and can provide free to air connectivity.”

LPB100 modules and evaluation kits are in production now, with modules typically priced at £8 in 100 off volumes.

For more information about the High Flying LPB100 or other Wi-Fi modules from us visit our High Flying Products page or make contact with us.