Sterling-LWB5 Dual-Band WiFi Module with Bluetooth 4.2

Recommended for New Design (RND)

Overview

Dual-Band 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth v4.2 Combo Module

The 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.

Specifications

BT Capable
4.2
BT Chipset
Combo
BT Dual Mode
Yes
BT Interfaces
UART
Dimension (Height - mm)
1.2 mm
Dimension (Length - mm)
10 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
10 mm
Line
Professional
Operating Temp - Max (°C)
+85 °C
Operating Temp - Min (°C)
-40 °C
Spatial Streams
SISO
Wi-Fi Chipset
BCM 43353
Wi-Fi Interfaces
SDIO
Wi-Fi Spec
a/b/g/n/ac
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Description Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Type
450-0162 Embedded Module 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux, Android Hosted Infineon (Cypress) CYW43353 External Serial, GPIO, SDIO, PCM, I2S 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz Sterling-LWB5 SiP 1.2 mm 10 mm 10 mm SiP Module
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Description Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Type
450-0168 Embedded Module 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux, Android Hosted Infineon (Cypress) CYW43353 External Serial, GPIO, SDIO, PCM, I2S 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz Sterling-LWB5 Module with U.FL 2 mm 21 mm 15 mm Module
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Description Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Type
450-0169 Embedded Module 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux, Android Hosted Infineon (Cypress) CYW43353 Internal Serial, GPIO, SDIO, PCM, I2S 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5180 MHz 5835 MHz Sterling-LWB5 Module with Chip Antenna 2 mm 21 mm 15 mm Module
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Description
450-0171 Development Kit 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux, Android Hosted Infineon (Cypress) CYW43353 External Serial, GPIO, SDIO, PCM, I2S 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5180 MHz 5835 MHz Sterling-LWB5 SD Card Dev Board with U.FL
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Description
450-0172 Development Kit 802.11abgn, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux, Android Hosted Infineon (Cypress) CYW43353 Internal Serial, GPIO, SDIO, PCM, I2S 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5180 MHz 5835 MHz Sterling-LWB5 SD Card Dev Board with Antenna

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Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Sterling-LWB5 Software Integration Guide (Android) All Documentation 01/17/2019
Sterling-LWB5 Software Integration Guide (Linux Host) All Documentation 01/17/2019
Application Note - Guidelines for Replacing Antennas v1.0 All Application Note 01/17/2019
Sterling-LWB5 Firmware Package ETSI (480-0082) All Software 04/03/2020
Sterling-LWB5 Firmware Package FCC (480-0081) All Software 04/03/2020
Sterling-LWB5 Firmware Package IC (480-0094) All Software 04/03/2020
Sterling-LWB5 Firmware Package JP (480-0095) All Software 04/03/2020
Application Guide, Sterling-LWB5 All Documentation 03/29/2019
Datasheet All Datasheet 03/29/2019
Product Brief All Brochure 03/29/2019
Sterling LWB5 Declaration of Conformity All Documentation 03/29/2019
Sterling-LWB Certification Guide All Documentation 03/29/2019
Test Report, EN60950-1 2006, Sterling-LWB5 Module All Documentation 03/29/2019
Test Report, EN60950-1 2006, Sterling-LWB5 SD Card All Documentation 03/29/2019
CAD Files Sterling-LWB5 U.FL and Chip Antenna Modules All Technical Drawings 03/29/2019
CAD Files Sterling-LWB5 U.FL and Chip Antenna SD Cards All Technical Drawings 03/29/2019
Sterling-LWB SD Card User Guide All Documentation 03/29/2019
Product Change Notice 1-2017 (Sterling-LWB & LWB5) All Quality and Environmental 03/29/2019
ETSI Test Report All Certification 03/29/2019
FCC Grant All Certification 03/29/2019
IC Grant All Certification 03/29/2019
MIC Grants and Test Reports All Certification 03/29/2019
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates All Certification 03/29/2019
Sterling-LWB5 Bluetooth SIG Listing All Certification 03/29/2019
Software, Sterling-LWB and LWB5 All Software 04/03/2020
Release Notes - Sterling-LWB and Sterling-LWB5 All Documentation 04/03/2020
Application Note - PetaLinux Software Integration - 60 Series and LWB Series All Application Note 08/13/2020

FAQ

Does Laird Connectivity have plans to get KCC approval for the Sterling-LWB, Sterling-EWB or the Sterling-LWB5 modules?

Currently, there are no plans to get the KCC certifications for Sterling-LWB, Sterling-EWB or the Sterling-LWB5.

How do I test layer 2 Bluetooth stability without setting up a profile on a Linux platform?

In BlueZ, some commands such as l2test or l2ping are able to generate traffic on L2CAP layer. To test performance and reliability, you can use the l2test command:

On the server, run the command:

l2test -I 2000 -r

On the client side, run the command:

l2test -O 2000 -s XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX

How many clients are supported when using the SoftAP capability on the Sterling-LWB5?

Up to 5 clients are supported