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

Android
Yes
BT Capable
CSR CSR8811 Bluetooth 4.0 dual-mode (EDR+BLE) Class I Bluetooth (6dBm TX Power)
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)
Dimension (Height - mm)
4.9 mm
Dimension (Length - mm)
47 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
37 mm
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
Wi-Fi Spec
802.11 a/b/g/n
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) Type
DVK-WB50NBT Development Kit 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux Hostless QCA (CSR) 8510, Microchip (Atmel) AT91SAM9G25-CU, QCA AR6004 External SPI, USB, I2C, GPIO, PCM, Ethernet, Serial, SDIO 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz Development Kit
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) Type
WH-WB50NBT Embedded Module 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Mode (Classic + BLE) Linux Hostless QCA (CSR) 8510, Microchip (Atmel) AT91SAM9G25-CU, QCA AR6004 External SPI, USB, I2C, GPIO, PCM, Ethernet, Serial, SDIO 2400 MHz 2495 MHz 5150 MHz 5825 MHz Module

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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
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017 All Certification 10/30/2020
RoHS 3 Compliance - Wi-Fi Products All Certification 10/30/2020
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 10/21/2020
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
EN Certifications - WB50NBT All Certification 11/22/2020
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

FAQ

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.