Wireless Connectivity & Sensors

Become wireless - wireless data transmission is one of the innovations par excellence. Even where cabling is no longer technically possible, mobile and flexible networking can also be realized today.

Using our special wireless solutions in combination with our new sensor portfolio, we bring the communication between machine and machine to life. Our video below shows what is already covered wirelessly in the meantime. But we at Würth Elektronik eiSos are sure - there is much more to it. Let us get this off the ground together.

Our wireless connectivity solutions

We offer highly efficient radio modules in the frequency bands 169 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz, 915 MHz and 2.4 GHz with standards such as Bluetooth, wireless m-Bus and proprietary. Our wireless solutions are important components for high-growth applications such as wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, monitoring and control, telemetry, logistics, asset tracking, automated meter reading (metering), medical technology, security systems and smart home, industrial and building automation. We are continuously expanding our wireless solutions segment. A WLAN radio module and a Bluetooth 5.0 extension will be available for electronica 2018, optimally complementing our radio portfolio. Read more in our image flyer.

Product Range of our RF-Modules:

Product Range of our Sensors:

New Products - Wireless Connectivity & Sensors

We present: Elara & Erinome

The new GNSS modules of the "Elara" and "Erinome"series are suitable for different application areas like tracking and navigation devices, container localization, fleet management or autonomous agricultural machines.

"Elara-II" is one of the smallest GNSS modules currently on the market. The modules are available with either integrated or external antenna and convince with their multi-GNSS function, high positioning accuracy (1.5 m) and fast acquisition (1 s hot start and 28 s cold start).

In addition to evaluation boards for the modules, we offer further design-in-tools such as the software tool WENSS.

One powerful hardware, two flexible 2.4 GHz radio applications

We present the Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 module Proteus-III and the proprietary version Thyone-I. The modules, measuring only 8 × 12 × 2 mm, with integrated antenna, encryption technology and six configurable IO pins, are based on the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 chipset. They can be used for IoT and M2M applications, for example, to build radio-based maintenance interfaces and sensor networks. Our WE-ProWare firmware, which has been industrial proven over many years, makes the modules extremely versatile.

Proteus-III exploits the possibilities of the Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 standard and even goes beyond them. With a payload of up to 964 bytes, the module offers four times the throughput of previous Bluetooth Low Energy modules. It can also establish connections in the newly introduced long range mode to transmit data over long distances.

Exceptional range

With the proprietary Thyone-I radio module, we show what is possible in the 2.4 GHz band: a range of up to 750 m and an end-to-end payload throughput of up to 400 kbps. A simple setup turns modules into repeaters in a mesh network, as required. WE-ProWare is an extremely versatile, easy-to-configure firmware with a lean and powerful radio protocol. If transmission standards are already specified in the application, Thyone-I can easily be converted to ZigBEE, Thread or Wirepas.

The fully calibrated digital temperature sensor is based on a silicon base and impresses by its high accuracy (up to ±0.25 °C typ.), the fully calibrated 16 bit temperature output and the selectable output data rate up to 200 Hz. It has an I²C digital communication interface and programmable temperature threshold and interrupt. The matching evaluation kit also simplifies the design in for applications such as power system monitoring, HVAC or cold chain monitoring.

  • 316 mW (+25 dBm) TX Power
  • Range of up to 10,5 km*
  • Small size: 27 x 17 x 4 mm
  • Drop-in compatible to Telesto-III (AMB9826-1)
  • [Part.-No.: 2609011191000] (Footprint, Pinout and Command Interface)

* line of sight, 6 m antenna height

Radio module for industrial applications

Themisto-I

Proprietary solution with extreme range

Part No. 2609041191000

You need even more range than the Telesto-III (AMB9826-1) provides? Just drop-in the Footprint, Pinout and Command Interface compatible Themisto-I into your application. Thanks to its long range mode with outstanding RX sensitivity and the extra TX power, line of sight radio ranges of up to 10,5 km can be realized.

The drop-in compatibility with Telesto-III (AMB9826-1) spares you the extra effort of hardware design and software implementation.

As usual, an Evaluation Kit is available for quick prototyping as well as the opportunity to customize the AMBER PI to the Themisto-I module for you on request.

New: Wi-Fi module „Calypso“:

Application Areas

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the ubiquitous network of physical objects/devices or "things" embedded with electronics and connectivity in order to achieve greater value and services by exchanging data with the respective manufacturers, operators or other connected devices. Various studies predict large growth rates for the Internet of Things in the coming years. Innovative wireless technologies, which are also energy-saving, make a significant contribution to this development. Würth Elektronik eiSos provides device manufacturers with wireless technologies based on several RF standards and frequency bands, which are suitable for IoT networking. The application areas are versatile: Wearables, Connected Home, environmental monitoring, infrastructure management, manufacturing, Smart Metering, medical/healthcare systems, building automation, transportation and large scale deployments and many more. Click here for the WPAN/WLAN product catalogue.

Monitoring & Control

Remote monitoring, remote control and wireless data collection have a great impact on businesses these days. Sensors can gather data from assets and business processes. A wireless sensor network consists of a multitude of autonomous devices with integrated sensors to monitor physical or environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, vibration or pollution. Each device/sensor node is linked up with the computing centre by means of radio data communication. Wireless-enabled sensor nodes can now easily be installed in spots where a wired system was not an option before such as in moving or rotating assets.

Typical applications are industrial process control, asset tracking, fleet management, logistics, energy control, agriculture, water and waste management, alarm and security management, irrigation Control, environmental conditions (light, temperature, humidity, wind speed, water level), pollution Monitoring, traffic flow monitoring, food temperature control and others. 

Würth Elektronik eiSos provides a variety of ready-made wireless ISM modules for rapid integration, complete wireless software stacks vor various RF chips and microcontrollers and custom design services for telemetry / sensor network applications to OEMs and system integrators. Click here for the product catalogue of Proprietary Wireless Solutions.

Automated Meter Reading

Automated Meter Reading is a technology for automated data collection from energy/water metering devices and others for billing and analyzing purposes. Standard systems divide themselves into two categories: fixed meter reading networks and drive-by/walk-by networks.

The benefits deriving from RF technology are tremendous. Companies save plenty of money due to enhanced speed of data reading and less chance of lacking data due to missing meter access.

Wireless M-Bus according to EN13757:4. This standard specifies the communication between water, gas, heat and electricity meters or concentrators and it is becoming widely accepted in Europe as a basis for new Smart Metering / Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) installations. In addition, there exist various specifications on top of the standard, such as the OMS (Open Metering System) in Germany that should ensure the interoperability of metering devices between multiple manufacturers. AMBER wireless is an active member of the OMS group, helping to create the specification.

Würth Elektronik eiSos provides a wide range of OEM wireless modules to be integrated in meters, smart meter gateways, mobile data collection terminals and data loggers. We also offer out-of-the box communication adapters that turn meter devices with wired interface into a wireless M-Bus-enabled device. All our products comply with the Wireless M-Bus standard. Click here for the metering product catalogue.

For more information please contact wireless-sales@we-online.com or directly send an inquiry to our technical support or take a look at our FAQs.