Wi-Fi Module brings Internet connectivity to MCU-based devices.

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Enabling addition of Internet connectivity to any MCU-based device, Type VK module (part No. LBWA1ZZVK7-539) is based on SimpleLink(TM) Wi-Fi CC3000 self-contained 802.11 network processor chipset from Texas Instruments. Architecture allows Wi-Fi driver and firmware to reside within module memory, alleviating software effort and high-level operating system requirements. Self-contained 802.11 Wi-Fi® module measures 16.5 x 11.5 x 2.2 mm.



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Murata Announces Type VK Module Availablity Through Distribution Partners



Broad-Market Solution Based on CC3000 Chipset Product from Texas Instuments

PLANO, TX - Murata today announced the availability of the Type VK module, a self-contained 802.11 Wi-Fi® module for low cost microcontroller-based devices, through its distribution partners. The product is a member of the Murata broad-market family of wireless modules that offers the latest wireless technology to the mass market.

The Type VK module is based on the SimpleLink(TM) Wi-Fi CC3000 chipset from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 is an easy-to-implement, self-contained 802.11 network processor aimed at enabling the simple and quick addition of Internet connectivity to any microcontroller based product. TI's unique architecture allows the Wi-Fi driver and firmware to reside within the module memory, alleviating the need for an extensive software effort or high-level operating system.

"This module enables our distributors to offer advanced and flexible IP connectivity solutions for microcontroller-based designs. In addition to easing integration challenges, it dramatically reduces time-to-market," said Mehul Udani, General Manager of Murata Wireless Solutions group.

Murata's Type VK module, part number LBWA1ZZVK7-539, can be purchased from Murata's distribution partners for a sample price of $20. Additional information is available at www.murata-ws.com/type-vk.htm.

About Murata Wireless Solutions (www.murata-ws.com)
Murata Wireless Solutions (MWS) is a division of Murata Americas, which is the world leader in the manufacturing of passive components and wireless modules. MWS builds upon Murata's global leadership in quality and innovation in electronics to offer application-specific modules for the Smart Energy, Home Automation, Internet Appliance, and Fitness markets. The combined module and product portfolio includes Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Bluetooth® Low Energy, ZigBee®, and GPS solutions operating on many popular embedded platforms. For more information, please visit www.murata-ws.com.

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