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ELLA-W1 series

Host-based multiradio modules with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Best‑in‑class transmission power and sensitivity

  • Automotive and professional grades
  • Dual‑band Wi‑Fi, 2.4 & 5 GHz
  • Bluetooth v3.0+HS
  • High transmission power and sensitivity
  • Simultaneous client and micro access point operation with up to 10 clients
  • Low power consumption
ELLA-W1 module
14.8 x 14.8 x 2.5 mm

Product variants

ELLA-W131

Professional grade, with RF shield box, single-band (2.4 GHz), 1 antenna pin. Can be combined with TOBY-L2 LTE module for router functionality.

ELLA-W133

Professional grade, with RF shield box, single-band (2.4 GHz), 2 antenna pins

ELLA-W161

Professional grade, with RF shield box, dual-band (2.4 / 5 GHz), 1 antenna pin

ELLA-W163

Professional grade, with RF shield box, dual-band (2.4 / 5 GHz), 2 antenna pins

ELLA-W131-A

Automotive grade, single-band (2.4 GHz), 1 antenna pin. Can be combined with TOBY-L2 LTE module for router functionality.

ELLA-W133-A

Automotive grade, single-band (2.4 GHz), 2 antenna pins

ELLA-W161-A

Automotive grade, dual-band (2.4 / 5 GHz), 1 antenna pin

ELLA-W163-A

Automotive grade, dual-band (2.4 / 5 GHz), 2 antenna pins

Product variantsELLA-W131ELLA-W133ELLA-W161ELLA-W163ELLA-W131-AELLA-W133-AELLA-W161-AELLA-W163-A
Antenna 
One pin for combined Bluetooth and Wi-Fi external antenna----
Two pins for separate Bluetooth and Wi-Fi external antennas----
Short range features 
Bluetooth qualificationv3.0+HS
Bluetooth output power EIRP [dBm]18
Wi-Fi micro access point [max stations]10
Bluetooth profiles and services 
Bluetooth HCI
Wi-Fi standard 
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a--
Microprocessor on board  
Host-based module
Interfaces 
PCM (Bluetooth audio)1
SDIO1
Electrical data 
Minimum supply [V]3.00
Maximum supply [V]3.6
Environmental data, quality & reliability 
Maximum temperature [°C]85
Minimum temperature [°C]-40
Size [mm]14.8 x 14.8 x 2.5
Features 
Router function with TOBY-L2 LTE module--
MAC address stored in module
Wi-Fi direct
Supports Linux
Bluetooth with enhanced data rate
AES hardware support
Factory calibrated RF
Factory programmed MAC address(es)
Access point
Other 
MarketsAutomotive & Transport, Smart Cities

Product Summary

ELLA-W1 Product Summary

27-Feb-2018

226 KB

User Guide

EVK-ELLA-W1 User Guide

06-Oct-2016

1.51 MB

Data Sheet

ELLA-W1 Data Sheet

14-Sep-2017

1.41 MB

Application Note

Wi-Fi / Cellular Integration

18-Oct-2018

2.97 MB
ELLA-W1 Wi-Fi Direct Application Note
447 KB
Blueprint B31 Application Note
3.15 MB

CAD/CAE Libraries

Altium Designer Library (hosted on Github)
50 KB
CadSoft Eagle Library (hosted on Github)
50 KB
3D Step Models Library (hosted on GitHub)
53 KB
Cadence Allegro PCB Designer Library (hosted on Github)
56 KB

Information Note

Completed RED certification for Short Range Radio products

16-Jun-2017

196 KB
Label modification to comply with RED requirements

30-May-2017

123 KB
Updated ETSI regulations certifications

30-Nov-2016

162 KB
ELLA-W1 Japan, Australia, Taiwan certification IN

20-Oct-2016

145 KB
ELLA-W1 Regulatory Updates IN

23-Jun-2016

132 KB
ELLA-W1 Reached MP Status

22-Mar-2016

68 KB
Postponed WiBear 11n/ELLA - W1 phase-out/in
124 KB
ELLA-W1 documentation and FCC / IC IDs update Information Note
170 KB
ELLA-W1 series reached Initial Production
132 KB

Product Change Note

WiBear 11n series PCN (09-Jun-2015)
341 KB

Conformity Declaration

ELLA-W13 Declaration of Conformity (RED)

12-Jun-2017

113 KB
ELLA-W16 Declaration of Conformity (RED)

12-Jun-2017

115 KB

Overview

u-blox Package Information Guide

21-Aug-2018

2.55 MB

Webinar Video

Bluetooth 5 and Bluetooth mesh
658 bytes

White Paper

Short range low power wireless devices and Internet of Things (IoT)
688 KB

ELLA‑W1 is an ultra‑compact, Wi‑Fi & Bluetooth front‑end module with an extended temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C offered in automotive and professional grades. It is designed for both simultaneous and independent operations of:

• Wi‑Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
• Bluetooth v3.0+HS

ELLA‑W1 provides a complete end‑to‑end solution for lowpower applications. It includes an integrated MAC / Baseband processor and RF front‑end components and can connect to a host processor through its SDIO interface. The modules are radio type approved for Europe (CE), the United States (FCC) and Canada (IC).