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Sterling-LWB5

Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v4.1 Combo Module

Datasheet Product Brief

LSR's Sterling-LWB5 dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® Smart, and Bluetooth® Smart Ready module offers significant value to developers by providing an unmatched breadth of options, certifications, and antenna options, which altogether provide greater flexibility to meet the challenging requirements of many wireless designs. This certified module is based on the Cypress (formerly Broadcom) CYW43353 chipset to create one of the very first commercially available solutions that offers IEEE 802.11ac capabilities for ultra-high data rate 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity, while also featuring classic Bluetooth and BLE connectivity as well. The module comes in three configurations to best address specific applications, each boasting an industrial temperature rating (-40° to +85° C) and an industry-leading range of certifications and antenna options.

Product samples and development boards with an SD card form factor are planned to be available in the 4th quarter of 2016.  LSR will begin working with select customers immediately to successfully design the Sterling-LWB5 into their wireless product applications. Click ‘Request a Design Consultation’ to engage with an LSR product specialist.

Practical Applications:

  • Security & Building Automation
  • Internet of Things / M2M Connectivity
  • Telematics
  • Smart Gateways
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Part Numbers [+]
450-0162: Sterling-LWB5 SiP
450-0168: Sterling-LWB5 Module with U.FL
450-0169: Sterling-LWB5 Module with Chip Antenna
450-0171: Sterling-LWB5 SD Card Dev Board with U.FL
450-0172: Sterling-LWB5 SD Card Dev Board with Antenna
Features Specifications Kits & Software Antennas Documentation Support
  • Delivers IEEE 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, BT 2.1+EDR, and BLE 4.1 wireless connectivity
  • Provides 802.11ac for high-speed data applications in the 5 GHz band
  • Based on next-generation silicon from Cypress (CYW43353)
  • Three configuration options available:
    • SiP Module (10 mm x 10 mm x 1.6 mm)
    • Module with chip antenna (21 mm x 15.5 mm x 2.3 mm)
    • Module with external U.FL antenna port (21 mm x 15.5 mm x 2.3 mm)
  • All three configurations feature Industrial Temperature Rating (-40° to +85° C)
  • Antenna and U.FL Module versions are both footprint and pin compatible with Sterling-LWB
  • Enhanced collaborative co-existence algorithms
  • Direct driver support for Linux
  • SIG certified Bluetooth driver
  • Dev Board with SD card form factor for simple connectivity with NXP i.MX 6 and other platforms
  • Broad certifications with multiple antennas:   FCC (USA), IC (Canada). Pending certifications for ETSI (Europe), Giteki (Japan), and RCM (AU/NZ) 
  • Multiple certified antenna options
    • Chip, Dipole, FlexPIFA™ & FlexNotch™
    • LSR offers in-house certification of additional antennas at little to no cost
  • LSR provides complimentary 3D antenna scans of products utilizing Sterling-LWB5
  • Certifications: FCC, IC
  • Pending Certifications: ETSI, Giteki, RCM

Sterling-LWB5 Development Kit with SD Card Form Factor

Sterling-LWB Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Smart Ready Development Board with U.FL

The Sterling-LWB5 development kit features a convenient SD Card form factor for convenience compatibility with a variety of Microprocessor development platforms, such as NXP/Freescale i.MX6. Full driver support for Linux, along with step-by-step user guides, dramatically simplifies adding a powerful Wi-Fi module to your Linux-based development project.

The Sterling-LWB5 Dev Kit’s driver supports the latest Linux version and provides backports to v4.1.15 of the Linux kernel, and has been validated to work with a number of i.mx6 development platforms.

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Sterling-LWB5 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Smart Ready Development Board with U.FL Connector
Sterling-LWB5 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Smart Ready Development Board with Chip Antenna

Sterling-LWB5 SD Card Dev Board with U.FL (Item # 450-0171)

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Sterling-LWB5 SD Card Dev Board with Antenna (Item # 450-0172)

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