Sterling 70 Series - Dual-Band 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth

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Overview

Laird Connectivity’s customers across multiple industries have a diverse set of requirements and specific needs. They asked for a high performance, robust, industrial wireless IoT module: one that’s rugged, simplifies their BOM, is globally certified, has reliable connectivity, and easy to integrate.

Our new Sterling 70 series answers that call for next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity. Powered by NXP’s innovative 88W9098 silicon, the Sterling 70 is purpose-built for industrial IoT connectivity through a secure, reliable, and robust feature set. It’s performance IoT from the start: fully certified, easy to integrate, and is the fastest route to the market for IoT.

  • Reliable: Integrated PA (Power Amplifier) and LNA (Low Noise Amplifier) with 2x2 MU-MIMO for reliable connectivity in harsh RF environments.
  • Multi Wireless: Rich feature-set including latest 802.11ax Wi-Fi, simultaneous dual band 2.4 and 5 GHz, Dual-Mode Bluetooth including LE Long Range.
  • Robust: With industrial temperature range and solder-down module, is suitable for industrial vibration and impact demands.
  • Compatible: Open source, MPU-neutral software including Linux Backports and a Yocto layer ensures broad kernel and BSP compatibility. Native support for NXP’s latest i.MX 6/7/8 evaluation kits and Linux BSPs. 
  • Secure: Supports the latest WPA3-Personal and WPA3-Enterprise security standards.

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The Sterling 70 Series is our latest and greatest solution for Industrial IoT, bringing Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 in a rugged and robust package that stands up to challenging environments. It's suited for applications like smart buildings, industrial IoT, medical device, or inclusion in industrial gateways. 

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Specifications

Wireless Specification
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.1
Chipset (Wireless)
NXP 88W9098
Dimensions
18 x 20 x 2.8 mm (SiP Modules)
22 x 30 x 3.1 mm (M.2 E-Key Cards)
Additional Features
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-radio, 20-40-80 MHz support, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, Transmit Beamforming
Bluetooth: Classic Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, 2x Wideband Speech links (WBS), Central/Peripheral Modes, Up to 16x LE connections, LE Secure Connections, 2MPHY, LE Coded (Long Range)
Antenna Options
3x MHF4 (M.2 Board)
3 Trace Pins (SiP Module)
Bluetooth Version
5.1
BT Interfaces
UART
Certifications
FCC, ISED, EU, MIC, RCM
Development Tools
Development board, accessories, and evaluation software
Form Factor
Rugged SiP module or M.2 2230 E-Key
Frequency (Wi-Fi)
2.4 & 5 GHz
Operating Temp (Max) (°C)
+85 °C
Operating Temp (Min) (°C)
-40 °C
OS/Software
Out of Box support for NXP i.MX 6/7/8 BSP, Linux Backports, Yocto Layer for Yocto BSP
Wi-Fi Interfaces
PCIe 2.0
SDIO 3.0
Wi-Fi Spec
2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 6 (802.11AX)
Dual independent WLAN radios, dual MAC and dual baseband
Technology Product Type OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Additional Description
453-00075-K1 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1 Development Kit Linux, Yocto Hosted NXP 88W9098 External SDIO, PCIe, UART 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz Development Kit for SiP Module
Technology Product Type OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Additional Description
453-00075C 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1 Embedded Module Linux, Yocto Hosted NXP 88W9098 External SDIO, PCIe, UART 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz SiP Module, Bulk (Cut Tape)
Technology Product Type OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Additional Description
453-00075R 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1 Embedded Module Linux, Yocto Hosted NXP 88W9098 External SDIO, PCIe, UART 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz SiP Module, Bulk (Tape/Reel)
Technology Product Type OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Additional Description
453-00081 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1 Embedded Module Linux, Yocto Hosted NXP 88W9098 External SDIO, UART 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz M.2 Module, SDIO/UART
Technology Product Type OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Additional Description
453-00081-K1 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1 Development Kit Linux, Yocto Hosted NXP 88W9098 External SDIO, UART 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz Development Kit for M.2 Module (SDIO/UART)
Technology Product Type OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Additional Description
453-00082 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1 Embedded Module Linux, Yocto Hosted NXP 88W9098 External PCIe, UART 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz M.2 Module, PCIe/UART
Technology Product Type OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Additional Description
453-00082-K1 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1 Development Kit Linux, Yocto Hosted NXP 88W9098 External PCIe, UART 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz Development Kit for M.2 Module (PCIe/UART)

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Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Product Brief - Sterling 70 Series (PRELIMINARY) All Brochure 06/02/2021