WB50NBT WiFi Module with Bluetooth

Not Recommended for New Design (NRND)

Overview

Fully Featured Wireless Bridge with Effortless Integration. 

Laird Connectivity’s 50 Series Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth® modules achieve the best possible connectivity in any RF environment, powered by the Qualcomm Atheros QCA6004 and the Cambridge Silicon Radio CSR8811. With industry-leading software, Linux and Android support, and a wide range of form factors, Laird Connectivity’s 50 Series is a flexible option for your enterprise wireless needs. The security and robustness inherited from our expertise in our 40 and 45 Series modules means the most   reliable wireless in crucial, even life-critical applications, such as medical and industrial.

WB50NBT: On-board Linux-based MPU. Layers of physical/logical security. Operates independent of host. 47mm x 37mm x 4.9mm.

  • New Wireless Capabilities: Advanced 802.11a/b/g/n, 2x2 MIMO, Advanced Power Save, Enhanced BT/Wi-Fi Coexistence, Fast Roam
  • Form Factor: Full wireless bridge subsystem
  • Bluetooth 4.0: Enables Classic Bluetooth and Low Energy mode. 
  • Complete RF Pathway: Onboard baluns, mobile phone coexistence filter, diplexer, power amplifier, low noise amplifier, and reference crystal oscillator.
  • Pre-calibrated for performance: Tuned in manufacturing

Specifications

Wi-Fi Spec
802.11 a/b/g/n
BT Capable
CSR CSR8811 Bluetooth 4.0 dual-mode (EDR+BLE) Class I Bluetooth (6dBm TX Power)
Dimension (Length - mm)
47
Dimension (Width - mm)
37
Dimension (Height - mm)
4.9
Android
Yes
BT Chipset
CSR 8811
BT Dual Mode
Yes
BT Interfaces
CSR CSR8811 Bluetooth 4.0 dual-mode (EDR+BLE) Class I Bluetooth (6dBm TX Power)
Certifications
EU, UKCA, FCC, ISED, AS/NZS
Line
Enterprise
Linux
Yes
Spatial Streams
2X2 MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output)
Supplicant
EAP
Temp Spec
-30° to +85°C (-22°F to 185°F)
Wi-Fi Chipset
Qualcomm Atheros AR6004
Wi-Fi Interfaces
Qualcomm Atheros AR6004 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n on 20/40 MHz bandwidth
Part NumberAntenna TypeChipset (Wireless)Frequency Range (Max)Frequency Range (Min)Frequency Range 2 (Max)Frequency Range 2 (Min)Logical InterfacesOS/SoftwareProduct TypeSystem ArchitectureTechnologyType
DVK-WB50NBT
Not Recommended for New Design (NRND)
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External QCA (CSR) 8510, Microchip (Atmel) SAMA5D31, QCA AR6004 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSPI, USB, I2C, GPIO, PCM, Ethernet, Serial, SDIO Linux Development Kit Hostless 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Development Kit
WH-WB50NBT
Not Recommended for New Design (NRND)
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External QCA (CSR) 8510, Microchip (Atmel) SAMA5D31, QCA AR6004 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSPI, USB, I2C, GPIO, PCM, Ethernet, Serial, SDIO Linux Embedded Module Hostless 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Module

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
WB50NBT Flash Programming using the Atmel SAM-BA Utility.pdf All Application Note 01/17/2019
WB45NBT and WB50NBT Logging and Troubleshooting.pdf All Application Note 01/17/2019
WB45NBT and WB50NBT WebLCM for the Linux Platform.pdf All Application Note 01/17/2019
FIPS Mode Support.pdf All Application Note 01/17/2019
RoHS 3 Compliance - Wi-Fi Products All Certification 02/16/2022
User Guide - Laird Command Line Interface.pdf All Documentation 01/17/2019
Quick Start Guide - WB50NBT.pdf All Documentation 01/17/2019
Reference Guide - Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures All Documentation 02/14/2019
Product Brief - 50 Series All Product Brief 10/13/2021
WB50NBT Reference Guide v1 3.pdf All Documentation 01/17/2019
Datasheet - WB50NBT All Datasheet 02/21/2021
BB50NBT Schematic - v1.1.pdf All Documentation 02/26/2019
Application Note - Guidelines for Replacing Antennas v1.0 All Application Note 01/17/2019
EU Certifications - WB50NBT All Certification 12/01/2022
FCC Certifications - WB50NBT All Certification 05/19/2021
ISED Certifications - WB50NBT All Certification 11/22/2020
AS/NZS Certifications - WB50NBT All Certification 05/19/2021
Regulatory Information - WB50NBT All Certification 06/10/2021
ISED ICES-003 Issue 7 Declaration of Compliance All Certification 05/18/2021
PCN 7C-2021 - WB50 Series All Documentation 09/30/2021
PCN_4B-2022 - 50 Series All Documentation 04/26/2022
PCN 12B-2022 - WB50NBT All Documentation 01/23/2023

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FAQ

What is the recommended time for NRST (reset) stay in low to trigger reset in WB50NBT?

To reset WB50NBT, need to keep NRST pin at least 5ms to trigger reset in WB50NBT.

What is Laird Connectivity's product lifecycle EOL and PCN policy?

Laird Connectivity is committed to the long-term supply of all its standard embedded wireless modules and packaged products. Laird Connectivity’s products are specifically designed to meet the needs of the industrial and medical markets, which typically require 7 – 10 years product lifecycle. Although Laird Connectivity can’t guarantee that a component used in our products will not be obsoleted and cannot be reasonably substituted, Laird Connectivity can assure customers we will continue to sell our product when we have customer demand and can obtain the necessary components to build our products.

View our full policy here. 

How do I disable the WLAN radio on on WB50NBT?

The WiFi part of WB50NBT can be turned off by setting the signal WLAN_PWD_L (PE3_A3) to low. Alternatively the command "ifrc wlan0 stop" can be used.

How do I disable the Bluetooth radio on WB50NBT?

To disable the Bluetooth radio on the WB50NBT the signal BT_PWD_L (PE5_A5) needs to be set to low. Alternatively the command "/etc/init.d/S95bluetooth stop" can be used.

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