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13 Oct 2020

iWave chooses u-blox JODY-W2 Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi module for its i.MX8 system-on-module and single-board computer designs

JODY-W2 robustly fulfilled the high expectations in terms of short range connectivity on the industrial-grade computing platforms.



Thalwil, Switzerland – October 13, 2020 – u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, today announced that iWave Systems Technologies, an Indian-based hardware design firm, has selected the u‑blox JODY-W2 multiradio module for its powerful i.MX8 system-on-module (SOM) and single-board computer (SBC) designs. The solutions target complex consumer, medical, and industrial embedded computing applications.

The i.MX8 SOM and SBC solutions are highly integrated computing platforms that are designed for multimedia-focused applications. They boast extensive computing power delivered by a dual cortex A72, quad cortex A53 cores, dual graphical processing unit (GPU) systems, and a 4K H.265 capable video processing unit (VPU).

To meet the diverse and demanding needs in terms of wireless connectivity, the i.MX8 solutions feature a u-blox JODY-W2 host-based multiradio module, capable of concurrently (or separately) delivering IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

“JODY-W2 was the industrial grade Wi-Fi 5 module we were looking for to increase the technological longevity of our product line,” says Abdullah Khan, Managing Director – Engineering, at iWave. “Pin-to-pin compatibility with other members of the JODY-W series will enable us to seamlessly upgrade our products to continually deliver state-of-the-art Wi-Fi connectivity.”

“We are thrilled about this collaboration with iWave that offers our joint customers an easier and faster ride to market with powerful, wirelessly connected industrial IoT applications. iWave have recognized the power and flexibility that the JODY-W series gives them to develop SOMs and SBCs for different tiers and technologies with drop-in compatibility across the JODY form factor,” says Stefan Berggren, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Product Strategy Short Range Radio at u-blox.

iWave’s i.MX8 QuadMax SMARC system-on-module computing platform goes into production in October 2020. Those interested can see the solution in action at the all-virtual NXP Connects event on 20-22 October 2020.

About u-blox

u‑blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u‑blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost‑effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (

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About iWave

iWave Systems, a global embedded solution provider, offers a wide array of rugged and high-performance System on Modules (SOMs), and Single Board Computers (SBCs) built on NXP i.MX Processors and complex FPGA SoCs such as Zynq MPSoC. With over 20 years of expertise on embedded hardware design, software, and FPGA Development, iWave strives to empower global industrial, medical, and automotive corporations through cutting-edge solutions reducing their cost and enabling rapid innovation cycles and faster time to market. iWave has been a dependable embedded partner for thousands of satisfied customers worldwide, helping them bring innovation to life with state-of-the-art system on modules, single board computers, HMI and OBD solution for diverse applications. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Bangalore, India, iWave supports and serves customers globally with offices in the USA, Europe, and Asia. (

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