Sona™ NX611 - Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth® 5.4 Module

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Overview

Note: This product is under development. Sign up and download preliminary documentation in the Documentation section below. 

Introducing the latest of the Sona™ Wi-Fi 6 product line from Ezurio, the NX611, based upon NXP’s leading IW611 Wi-Fi 6 chipset. A truly robust industrial IoT module: one that’s rugged, small, globally certified, has reliable connectivity, and is easy to integrate.

Our new Sona™ NX611 answers the call for next-gen wireless IoT. The Sona™ NX611 is purpose-built for industrial IoT connectivity with access to SDIO and HS-UART host interfaces, industrial operating temp range, latest generation Wi-Fi and BT combined with a small form factor SIP, pluggable M.2 2230 type E card and SMT M.2 packaging. 

When matched with our industry leading services and support, the Sona NX611 is a unique solution for your medical or industrial application. 

  • Compatible: Tested with the NXP family of processors and Ezurio's (formerly Laird Connectivity) Linux Backports.
  • Reliable: Integrated PA (Power Amplifier) and LNA (Low Noise Amplifier) with 1x1 antenna for reliable connectivity in harsh RF environments.
  • Robust: Rich feature-set including 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 and Dual-Mode BT v5.4. Industrial operating temperature range, and options for solder-down module are suitable for industrial rugged applications. 
  • Secure: Supports the latest WPA2/WPA3 Enterprise security standards.



Samples Available for the NX611 DVK!

Our Sona NX611 DVK includes everything you need to prototype your Wi-Fi 6 solution with the Sona NX611. Available for SIP and M.2 1216/2230 variants and with either MHF connectors or RF trace connection, the NX611 exposes all features and interfaces of the NX611 for your development purposes. 

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Specifications

Wireless Specification
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Bluetooth v5.4 (BDR + EDR + BLE)
Frequency
2.4 and 5 GHz
Chipset (Wireless)
NXP IW611
Antenna Options
RF Antenna Pin (Up to 2x) / Onboard MHF4 Connector (Up to 2x) / Integrated Chip Antenna (Up to 1x)
Certifications
FCC/IC/CE/UKCA/RCM/MIC (Pending)
Data Rate
Up to 287 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz
Up to 600 Mbps @ 5 GHz
Form Factor
SIP Package
M.2 1216 SMT
M.2 1218 SMT
M.2 2230 Key E Pluggable
Interfaces - General
SDIO 3.0 (Wi-Fi), HS-UART (BT), PCM (BT Audio)
Operating Temp (Max) (°C)
+85 °C
Operating Temp (Min) (°C)
-40 °C
Part NumberAntenna TypeChipset (Wireless)Form FactorFrequency Range (Max)Frequency Range (Min)Frequency Range 2 (Max)Frequency Range 2 (Min)Interfaces - GeneralPackagingProduct TypeSoftwareSystem ArchitectureTechnology
453-00155C
2x RF Trace Pin NXP IW611 SIP 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Cut Tape Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
453-00155R
2x RF Trace Pin NXP IW611 SIP 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Tape and Reel Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
453-00156C
1x RF Trace Pin NXP IW611 SIP 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Cut Tape Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
453-00156R
1x RF Trace Pin NXP IW611 SIP 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Tape and Reel Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
453-00157C
2x MHF4 Connector NXP IW611 M.2 1216 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Cut Tape Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
453-00157R
2x MHF4 Connector NXP IW611 M.2 1216 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Tape and Reel Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
453-00158C
1x MHF4 Connector NXP IW611 M.2 1216 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Cut Tape Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
453-00158R
1x MHF4 Connector NXP IW611 M.2 1216 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Tape and Reel Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
453-00165
1x MHF4 Connector NXP IW611 M.2 2230 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Tray Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
453-00166
2x MHF4 Connector NXP IW611 M.2 2230 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Tray Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
Sona NX611 M.2 1218
453-00180C
Chip Antenna NXP IW611 M.2 1218 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Cut Tape Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4
Sona NX611 M.2 1218
453-00180R
Chip Antenna NXP IW611 M.2 1218 2495 MHz2400 MHz5825 MHz5150 MHzSDIO (Wi-Fi), HS-UART(BT) Tape and Reel Embedded Module Linux, Android Hosted 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4

Development Kits

  • 453-00155-K1

    453-00155-K1

    Additional Description
    DVK, Sona NX611, 2 x RF Trace, SIP, 2 x MHF4
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  • 453-00156-K1

    453-00156-K1

    Additional Description
    DVK, Sona NX611, 1 x RF Trace, SIP, 1 x MHF4
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  • 453-00165-K1

    453-00165-K1

    Additional Description
    DVK, Sona NX611, 1216/2230, 2 x MHF
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  • 453-00166-K1

    453-00166-K1

    Additional Description
    DVK, Sona NX611, 1216/2230, 1 x MHF
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Documentation

FAQ

What is the new longer guard interval in Wi-Fi 6?

One of the new features in Wi-Fi 6 is a longer guard interval. The guard interval is used to help mitigate multipath or overlapping transmissions. This is done by adding a delay between symbols (set of 0s and 1s). The shorter the guard interval theoretically the faster the throughput but you are more susceptible to multipath due to metal and other reflective surfaces.

Wi-Fi 4 and 5 supported two guard intervals:

  • Short - 0.4 microseconds
  • Long - 0.8 microseconds

Wi-Fi 6 supports 3 guard intervals:

  • Normal - 0.8 microseconds
  • Double - 1.6 microseconds
  • Quadruple - 3.2 microseconds

In Wi-Fi 6 the 1024-QAM allows up to a 4x longer symbol duration than in Wi-Fi 5, so the efficiency is still similar to Wi-Fi 5 even with Quadruple guard interval.

What guard interval should I use for various use cases?

A general rule of thumb should be:

  • Normal - Use this in a clean open area without a lot of metal. This would also best be used outdoors. Normal Guard Interval is the best choice when throughput is of the utmost importance.
  • Double - This is a good compromise between Normal and Quadruple. It will not provide as good of throughput as Normal but will reduce the likelihood of multipath in areas that are smaller or have some metal.
  • Quadruple - This would be used in small areas or areas with a lot of metal. This would also be the best choice in areas with a lot of clients to reduce the overhead of retrying packets.

Are all of the Wi-Fi 6 features available in the 2.4 GHz band?

All of the Wi-Fi 6 features are supported in the 2.4 GHz band in a Wi-Fi 6 radio.

This was not the case in Wi-Fi 5. It reverted back to Wi-Fi 4 in the 2.4 GHz channels.

Do Laird Wifi modules work with OpenWRT?

Yes, Laird Wifi modules can be integrated with OpenWRT like with other Linux operating systems.


See Lairds "Guide" Section for an example:

https://www.ezurio.com/documentation/application-note-how-to-integrate-the-60-series-wifi-module-with-openwrt


How do I determine which LRU installer I need?

In the Regulatory Tools package you receive there are many files. The filename structure is:

{radio-type}-{toolchain}-{version}.tar.bz2

For example, the file mfg60n-arm-eabihf-10.135.0.6.tar.bz2 would be for our 60 Series radio running on a system with a GNU Embedded Application Binary Interface (High Float) running version 10.135.0.6 of the Laird firmware. 

An easy way to determine your toolchain is to use the command:

ls -l /ld-linux*

Where can I find the Regulatory Test tools for Laird's Wi-Fi products?

For Regulatory Testing you will be required to load a special firmware to put the radio into "Test Mode". The code for our Wi-Fi modules is available-by-request by opening a case with our Support Team at https://www.lairdconnect.com/resources/support.

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