Laird Connectivity Launches Wi-Fi 5 USB Adapter for Embedded Devices

Published on September 23, 2021

Laird Connectivity Launches Wi-Fi 5 USB Adapter for Embedded Devices

Akron, Ohio, September 23, 2021 – Global technology leader, Laird Connectivity, has launched the Sterling-LWB5+ USB Adapter. Based on the Infineon CYW4373E chipset, the Sterling-LWB5+ packaged USB adapter provides fully featured Wi-Fi 5 combined with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and industry-leading Laird Connectivity drivers and support over the full industrial operating temperature range. This secure, high-performance solution provides easy integration with any Linux-based system offering an existing USB-A connection.

Available in a compact, rugged enclosure, the Sterling-LWB5+ USB Adapter is designed to meet the demands of medical and industrial IoT connectivity. It joins the successful Sterling-LWB5+ module family, intentionally designed for industrial IoT applications where performance, size, cost, and ruggedness are required to deliver reliable wireless connectivity. Careful design considerations were made to ensure a painless integration of the Sterling-LWB5+ Series into host platforms.

“Although our customers span multiple industries and have a diverse set of requirements, we identified a common need for a true industrial IoT module,” said Andy Ross, product manager for Laird Connectivity’s Wi-Fi solutions. “We worked closed with Infineon to make purposeful design considerations that ensure our Sterling-LWB5+ Series caters to industrial IoT devices, is fully certified, and simplifies our customers’ BOM, reducing certification costs and improving time-to-market.”

The Sterling-LWB5+ has a rich feature-set including 802.11ac Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth. It includes an industrial temperature specification and a USB-A plugin form factor that is suitable for industrial devices where an existing USB socket is available. With an integrated PA (power amplifier) and LNA (low-noise amplifier) and antenna, this new module ensures reliable connectivity in harsh RF environments.

The Sterling-LWB5+ USB Adapter is ideal for harsh industrial IoT application areas including rugged handheld devices, industrial IoT connectivity, industrial printer, and battery-powered medical devices. It supports the latest WPA3 security standards and will be globally certified to reduce customers’ barriers to entry. Certifications include FCC, ISED, EU, Giteki, and RCM.

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About Laird Connectivity: Laird Connectivity simplifies wireless connectivity with market-leading modules, antennas, IoT devices, and customer-specific wireless solutions. Our products are trusted by companies around the world for their performance and reliability. With best-in-class support and comprehensive product development services, we reduce your risk and improve your time-to-market. When you need unmatched wireless performance to connect your applications with security and confidence, Laird Connectivity Delivers – No Matter What.

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