PAN9028 (88W8987)

ENWF9408AxEF

Introducing Panasonic’s Wi-Fi 5 Dual Band 2.4/5 GHz and Bluetooth 5 Combo module, the PAN9028! 

The PAN9028 is a dual band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi radio module with integrated Bluetooth BR/EDR/Low Energy (LE), specifically designed for highly integrated and cost-effective applications. The simultaneous and independent operation of the two standards enables high data rates (802.11ac) and low-power operation (Bluetooth Low Energy). Integrated power management, a fast dual-core CPU, 802.11i security standard support and high-speed data interfaces deliver the performance for the speed, reliability and quality requirements of next generation products. Tx power calibration data and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth system parameters are pre-stored on the one-time-programmable memory of the PAN9028 during production at Panasonic. This simplifies passing the certification process for PAN9028 customers enabling faster time-to-market. An optional integrated PMIC ensures that only one supply voltage is required for the otherwise necessary four different internal voltage levels. This greatly simplifies hardware design and reduces BOM costs.

Technical Specification

Item

Performance characteristics

Order number ENWF9408A1EF (Multi-region with PMIC);
ENWF9408A2EF (Multi-region without PMIC)
Production status Mass production
RF category Wi-Fi® Radio 2.4 GHz & 5.0 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth® 5 (BR, EDR, LE)
Software/profile Linux drivers by NXP
i.MX RT series: MCUXpresso IDE
Used IC 88W8987
Rx sensitivity -97 @ 1M-DSSS
Tx power max +16 @ IEEE 802.11b
Antenna option Ceramic Antenna and bottom pad via SPDT switch
Size (l x w x h) [mm] 24 x 12 x 2.8
Power supply [V] 3.3 with PMIC / 3.0 to 3.6 without PMIC
Power consumption Tx 320mA, 802.11b @11Mb/s
Power consumption Rx 60mA @802.11b
Power consumption sleep Power Down Mode: 150μA
Interfaces GPIO, SDIO 3.0, HS UART, PCM
Speciality WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5 Combo Module with optional integrated Power Management IC
Certification Multi Region (EU CE RED / FCC / ISED )  in one P/N
Operating temperature -30 to +85 °C
Standard packaging QTY 1000 pcs

Evaluation Boards

MicroSD Adapter

  • PAN9028 module (MR-variant)
  • MicroSD host interface
  • HS UART interface 
  • U.FL connector
  • Power Management
P/N Package includes Stock Search
ENWF9408AVEF  1x MicroSD Adapter with module PAN9028-MR and PMIC (ENWF9408A1EF) BUY
ENWF9408AZEF 1× PAN9028 MicroSD Adapter
1× Wandboard WBIMX6U
1× MicroSD card (with pre-flashed Ubuntu image)
1× Adapter cable USB-A to DC 5.5/2.5 mm plug
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Get Started!

This Kit shall demonstrate the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth application integration on a common host processor platform (NXPs i.MX6). The XFCE Desktop Environment has implemented all necessary Linux user space applications like DHCP-Server and Client, Web-Server, Terminal Emulator, Web-Browser, Network Manager, and Multimedia Control. For showing Wi-Fi based connectivity with PAN9028, known wireless configuration utilities like hostapd, wpa-supplicant, nl80211 netlink, and wireless extensions are part of the environment. The Bluetooth capability shown by the integrated BlueSDK stack is present by a A2DP Pulse Audio and a Low Energy Beacon application. There are two image versions available:

Demo Image

An Ubuntu Linux based environment is available to showcase all the different possibilities of the PAN9028 module, which also allows the user to experiment with the system using a graphical user interface. This environment is described in the Quick Start Guide. This image will be provided on the SD card with the kit.

Developer Image

Yocto Project Linux based environment is available to showcase the easy integration into a customer-specific build environment. This environment is described in the Software Guide. It is intended for experienced software engineers that want to get the PAN9028 module to work in their custom Linux-based host system.

Please request access to the Developer Image here.

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Datasheet

Name File type Size Date Language
PDF WM PAN9028 Product Flyer Flyer 189KB 09.02.2021 English
PDF WM PAN9028 Product Specification Data sheet 3MB 31.08.2021 English

Guides

Name File type Size Date Language
PDF WM PAN9028 Software Guide Software, Documentation 2MB 31.08.2021 English
PDF WM PAN9028 Quick Start Guide Manual, QuickStart guide 2MB 31.08.2021 English
PDF WM PAN9028 Module Integration Guide Manual, Manual - Installation instruction 1MB 31.08.2021 English

Environmental

Name File type Size Date Language
PDF Report of Confirmation of EU RoHS (Wireless Modules) Environmental, RoHS 733KB 18.08.2021 English
PDF Report of Confirmation of EU REACh (Wireless Modules) Environmental, REACh 733KB 18.08.2021 English

Others

Name File type Size Date Language
PDF Modules for a wireless world Whitepaper 795KB 24.07.2020 English
PDF Moving forward with Bluetooth Low Energy Whitepaper 1MB 24.07.2020 English
PDF Wireless Connectivity Product Leaflet Flyer, Leaflet 2MB 03.09.2021 English