VOL KW41Z

THREAD + BLE enabled ultra-compact, low-cost and easy-to-deploy RF module
FCC I IC I CE-RED certified
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Overview

VOL KW41Z module is an ultra-compact, low power, high sensitivity module that supports Thread with IEEE 802.15.4 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.2) RF connectivity. Built with 32-bit ARM® Cortex® M0+ CPU operating up to 48 MHz and an integrated chip antenna, VOL KW41Z provide OEMs dual RF solution for dynamic application needs, with minimal development, reduced risk, and faster time-to-market. VOL KW41Z is enriched with mikroBUS™ compatibility to connect to third-party products in a single click. It is an ideal solution for true single-chip designs that require concurrent communication on both Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2 and 802.15.4 based network such as Thread at reduced BOM cost. This multi-mode functionality allows integration into thread mesh networks and direct communication with mobile devices via BLE.

Key Features
  • Powerful 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0+ operating up to 48 MHz
  • Thread (802.15.4) and BLE 4.2 support
  • Ultra-compact design (19 mm x 11.5 mm)
  • FCC, IC, CE – RED certified
  • MikroBUS™ compatible option
  • Configurable 9 MCU Low Power Modes
  • Configurable max.output power: +3.5dbm
  • Hardware encryption support for AES 128-bit
Key Applications
  • Home and Building Control
  • Smart Lighting
  • Energy and Utility
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive
  • Wearables
  • Asset Tracking
Technical Specifications
CPU 32bit ARM® Cortex®-M0+ operating up to 48 MHz
Memory 64KB of SRAM
512KB of Flash
RF Connectivity Thread (IEEE 802.15.4)
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.2)
Compatibility MikroBUS™ compatible
Antenna On-board chip antenna (chip antenna gain - 2dbi)
Dimensions LxWxH – 19 mm x 11.5 mm x 2.8mm (KW41Z module)
LxWxH – 25.4 mm x 28.6 mm x 12.8mm (With MikroBUS™ Interface Board)
Operating Temperature -40 °C to +85 °C
Power 9 MCU Low-Power Modes Low Power Mode (VLLS0) Current: ˜180 nA
Tx only @ 0dbm, Bypass mode 15mA
Rx only, Bypass mode 17mA
Normal Mode CPU @ 48MHz @ 3.0V, DC-DC enabled 5mA
Supply Voltage 0.9V – 4.2V
Receiver Sensitivity (BLE) -96dbm
Receiver Sensitivity (802.15.4)  -100dbm
Programmable Transmitter Output Power +3.5dbm
Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2 Modulation GFSK
IEEE Standard 802.15.4 QPSK
2x SPI Two independent SPI channel with Master and Slave mode, double buffered transmit and receive data
1x UART Single channel full duplex with hardware flow control RTS/CTS and programmable data format
2x I2C Two I2C channel, compatible with SMBus spec, up to 400KHz operation
ADC 16-bit, conversation at 500Ksps, input clock selection
DAC 12-bit, 1uS at high-speed and 2uS at low-speed, guaranteed 6-sigma monotonicity
3x PWM Three PWM channel (One with 4 channel and two with 2 channel), programmable prescaler
Timers Single channel 16-bit low power timer
TSI Supports up to 16 external electrodes, capability to wake MCU from low power modes
PIT Up to two interrupt timers with 32-bit resolution
CMP Up to eight selectable comparator inputs
RoHS Compliant
FCC, FCC ID Yes
CE-RED Yes
IC, IC ID Yes
Technical Specifications
CPU
32bit ARM® Cortex®-M0+ operating up to 48 MHz
Memory
64KB of SRAM
512KB of Flash
RF Connectivity
Thread (IEEE 802.15.4)
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.2)
Compatibility
MikroBUS™ compatible
Antenna
On-board chip antenna (chip antenna gain – 2dbi)
Dimensions
LxWxH – 19 mm x 11.5 mm x 2.8mm (KW41Z module)
LxWxH – 25.4 mm x 28.6 mm x 12.8mm (With MikroBUS™ Interface Board)
Operating Temperature
-40 °C to +85 °C
Power
9 MCU Low-Power Modes Low Power Mode (VLLS0) Current: ˜180 nA
Tx only @ 0dbm, Bypass mode
15mA
Rx only, Bypass mode
17mA
Normal Mode CPU @ 48MHz @ 3.0V, DC-DC enabled
5mA
Normal Mode CPU @ 48MHz @ 3.0V, DC-DC enabled
5mA
Supply Voltage
0.9V – 4.2V
Receiver Sensitivity (BLE)
-96dbm
Receiver Sensitivity (802.15.4)
-100dbm
Programmable Transmitter Output Power
+3.5dbm
Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2 Modulation
GFSK
IEEE Standard 802.15.4
QPSK
2x SPI
Two independent SPI channel with Master and Slave mode, double buffered transmit and receive data
1x UART
Single channel full duplex with hardware flow control RTS/CTS and programmable data format
2x I2C
Two I2C channel, compatible with SMBus spec, up to 400KHz operation
ADC
16-bit, conversation at 500Ksps, input clock selection
DAC
12-bit, 1uS at high-speed and 2uS at low-speed, guaranteed 6-sigma monotonicity
3x PWM
Three PWM channel (One with 4 channel and two with 2 channel), programmable prescaler
Timers
Single channel 16-bit low power timer
TSI
Supports up to 16 external electrodes, capability to wake MCU from low power modes
PIT
Up to two interrupt timers with 32-bit resolution
CMP
Up to eight selectable comparator inputs
RoHS
Compliant
FCC, FCC ID
CE-RED
IC, IC ID
Development Board
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Development board (MENP) is an advanced multi-module compatible end node that supports various hardware modules through mikroBUS™ connector. VOL KW41Z module is mounted on this board to utilize full features and functionality of the module.

Development board has two mikroBUS™ compatible socket which provides SPI, I2C, UART and GPIO interfaces. This ready-to-use development board helps to build Thread/BLE based end device prototype with faster time to market.

For further information on development board, readmore.

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Resources

VOL KW41Z Product Brief

VOL KW41Z Datasheet

VOL KW41Z CE-RED

VOL KW41Z FCC

VOL KW41Z IC