ISM43340-M4G-L44 Serial-to-Wi-Fi Dual Band (2.4 & 5 GHz) & BLE Combo Module

The ISM43340-M4G-L44 is an embedded 2.4 & 5 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Bluetooth 4.0 module. The module hardware consist of a Broadcom BCM43340 Combo radio, antenna and a STM32F405 host processor with 1MB of flash and supports SPI or UART host interfaces.

The Wi-Fi module requires no operating system and has an integrated TCP/IP stack that only requires a simple AT command set to establish connectivity for your wireless product. The module has a small 14.70mm x 34.22mm surface mount footprint and has full FCC and CE module certification. (more…)

New Broadcom Based Serial-to-WiFi Module for the Internet-of-Things

Feb. 13, 2013 – As the adoption rate of embedded Wi-Fi  continues to surge, Inventek Systems is enabling this connectivity trend by offering FCC certified, easily integrated serial-to-WiFi modules that only require simple AT Commands for programming. The module is an ideal solution for manufacturers who are looking to add wireless connectivity to their products but do not have extensive WiFi and RF experience.

The ISM43362-M3G L44 is enabled with Broadcom Corporation’s Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICEDTM) architecture. It supports 802.11 b,g,n  Wi-Fi connectivity and can be configured by sending simple commands over the serial host interface (UART, SPI or USB).

The simple- to- use AT Command Set significantly reduces the development and integration effort for design engineers to add WiFi connectivity to their products.The ISM43362-M3G- L44 module hardware includes the Broadcom BCM43362 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System-on-Chip (SOC) component and STMicroelectronics 32-bit ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller.

This STM32 microcontroller hosts the networking application software including the TCP/IP network stack and Inventek’s customized AT Command set firmware.Inventek Systems offers a family of serial-to-WiFi modules (eS-WiFi™ family) that support Broadcom Corporation’ s WICED™ platform.  The option is available to use either Inventek’s AT Command Set firmware or Broadcom’s WICED APIs.  When using Inventek’s AT Command Set, a low cost system microcomputer is used to send commands to the eS-WiFi module over a serial interface (UART, SPI or USB).  When using Broadcom’s WICED platform, the on-board microcomputer is used for both the WICED firmware and system program.

In either case, the module hardware is identical and consists of a Broadcom BCM43XX single chip wireless radio, embedded Cortex M3 Microcomputer and integrated antenna (or U.FL option) all on a 14.5mm x 30mm module with 44 LGA footprint or USB dongle.

Inventek’s eS-WiFi modules build upon the WICED platform by adding another step in integration and ease of design-in.  These AT Commands allow the use of simple instructions to establish connectivity and configure the module as a client, Access Point or web server and to send and receive data. Over 100 commands are now available and include a broad list of basic and advanced commands (e.g. Find, Scan, Join, Send, Receive, Run SoftAP, Direct Connect Mode, SSL Mode, etc.).

The ISM43362-M3G- L44 eS-WiFi module development kits are available now from Arrow (www.arrow.com ) for $199. In volume production, the module is priced in the low to mid teens. For more information contact Inventek.

Texim Europe and Inventek Systems Sign European Distribution Agreement for Wi-Fi and GPS Modules

Billerica, Massachusetts, October 24, 2012:

Texim-Europe ( www.Texim-Europe.com) and Inventek Systems today announced a European distribution agreement for Inventek’s complete wireless portfolio of Broadcom based 802.11 Wi-Fi modules and CSR/SiRF GPS modules.

Texim-Europe will distribute Inventek System’s portfolio of high-performance, low-power, Broadcom-based Wi-Fi modules offering an FCC/CE certified Wi-Fi solution with simple embedded serial-to-WiFi connectivity. With an on-board microcomputer running the networking protocols including the TCP/IP stack, seamless connectivity is accomplished using simple AT Commands. Inventek’s Wi-Fi modules are an ideal solution for manufacturers who are looking to add wireless connectivity to their products but do not have extensive Wi-Fi and RF experience. The adoption rate of Wi-Fi embedded connectivity is surging and includes applications such as home appliances, healthcare equipment, industrial control and cloud based services.

Texim-Europe will also distribute Inventek System’s line of compact global positioning system (GPS) modules based on CSR/SiRFstarIV GPS technology. These modules offer industry-leading size, sensitivity, low-power and fast location-fix performance. The module family is optimized for size and battery constrained applications and are offered with and without an integrated ceramic patch antenna.

“Texim-Europe’s world-class sales and engineering expertise gives us an important sales channel for servicing the European marketplace at a critical stage of our growth. Their focus on embedded systems and wireless communication is a perfect match for our product lines. With the rapidly expanding demand for embedded Wi-Fi and GPS solutions, we look forward to jointly supporting and expanding our penetration into the European market with the Texim-Europe team.” said Martin Tierney, Chief Executive Officer for Inventek Systems.

“Texim-Europe is focused on providing connectivity services and solutions for the rapidly growing M2M / IoT systems market. Inventek Systems provides our customer base with a fast and easy way to embed WiFi connectivity and GPS capability into their products using leading edge technology from Broadcom and CSR/SiRF.”, said Helmoed Gasthuis, Sales and Marketing Manager for Texim-Europe.

About Texim-Europe

Having started its first activities back in 1962, Texim Europe has gained massive experience in Electronic Components and Sub-systems Distribution and is now present in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, UK and in the Nordic area. Texim Europe has rapidly become the reliable Technology and Supply Chain Solution Provider of choice for customers developing & producing Electronic Applications.

The head office and State-of-the-Art Logistics Centre is located in Haaksbergen, the Netherlands from which customers in every part of the World are served. Texim Europe is part of TKH Group NV, a 1 Billion euro Dutch public company, with a strong position in the Telecom, Building and Industrial Solutions market segments.

About Inventek Systems, Inc.

Inventek Systems is a USA-based, full-service wireless solutions provider focused on 802.11 WiFi embedded solutions, GPS embedded modules and antennas. A wide spectrum of standard and custom embedded products is offered ranging from low cost system-in-a-package (SiP) products to modular based custom solutions. Inventek provides a unique set of services from consulting to custom design to cost effective high volume manufacturing.

Inventek Systems products are used in a wide range of consumer, industrial, and defense based applications. Inventek’s eS-WiFi and GPS products are enabling customers around the world to add WiFi connectivity and GPS features at a quickening pace with minimal design effort.