How to Integrate a Wireless Module – A Comprehensive Approach

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 15:35

The Module-Based Approach – Eliminating Unknowns

Laird Connectivity’s decades in wireless design and hardware engineering have helped make us experts in providing pre-certified wireless modules for adding wireless to our customers’ devices. The value inherent in these modules is more than just their features and functionality: We pass on the benefits of our time in chip-down development, as well as our RF engineering and electronics design, to give our customers a high-quality wireless solution that’s easy to integrate.

As we have covered in our white paper, “How to Successfully Integrate a Wireless Module,” choosing a wireless module eliminates many of the unknowns of wireless development: Unexpected electrical and RF behavior, interference from collocated components, subtleties in soldered joints, or RF trace layouts that can negatively impact performance. A wireless module eliminates many of these concerns. But even with a module, important considerations remain: Antenna placement, board layout, power options, proper grounding, and more.

In this blog post, we’ll look at a few of those remaining considerations as an overview. For more detailed information on the best practices and pitfalls relevant to hardware integrators, see our full white paper.