PAN9028 Series

PAN9028 Series Wi-Fi Dual Band 2.4/5 GHz and Bluetooth® 5 Combo Module

Panasonic’s Next Generation Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Dual Band RF Module Featuring a Fast Dual-Core CPU, High-Speed Data Interface, and 802.11i Security Standard Providing the Highest Flexibility for Wireless Connectivity

The PAN9028 Series Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 5 Dual Band Combo Module features 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz while supporting 802.11i a/b/g/n/ac security standards through AES, CCMP, and other security mechanisms. The PAN9028 Series is ideal for highly integrated and cost-effective applications and multimedia applications with 802.11e Quality of Service or QoS features. The simultaneous and independent operation of the two standards enables high data rates with 802.11ac and with the low-power operation of Bluetooth Low Energy.

The PAN9028 Series provides high-speed data delivery performance, reliability, and the quality requirements of next-generation products. Featuring, Tx power calibration data, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth®, these system parameters are pre-stored on the one-time-programmable memory of the PAN9028 Series Module. This simplifies the certification process by reducing design, testing, and calibration efforts resulting in reduced time-to-market compared to discrete solutions. The new PAN9028 Series also offers an optional integrated PMIC that ensures one required supply voltage for the otherwise necessary four different internal voltage levels. This greatly simplifies hardware design while also reducing BOM costs.


The PAN9028 Series is based on the NXP® chipset 88W8987 supporting 802.11a/b/g/n/ac simultaneous station, access point, and Wi-Fi Direct operations. The module is connected through the SDIO device interface to the host processor platform running a Linux operating system. 

General Features and Benefits 

  • Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo Module
  • Supports 802.11i Security Standards Through AES, CCMP, and More 
  • 802.11e Quality of Service is Supported for Multimedia Applications
  • IEEE 802.11ac (Wave 2), 1×1 Spatial Stream with Data Rates up to 433 Mbps (MCS9, 80 MHz Channel Bandwidth)
  • IEEE 802.11ac MU-MIMO Beamformee
  • Bluetooth 5 including Low Energy
  • Dual Simultaneous and Independent WLAN and Bluetooth Operation
  • Dynamic Rapid Channel Switching (DRCS) for Simultaneous Operation in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Bands
  • Indoor Location and Navigation with IEEE 802.11mc
  • Coexistence Interface for Arbitration of Co-Located WLAN, Bluetooth, or Mobile Wireless System (e.g. LTE or ZigBee®)
  • Generic Interfaces Include SDIO 3.0 and High-Speed UART for Host Processor Connection
  • Software Driver Linux®
  • REACH And RoHS Compliant

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Technical Characteristics

  • Surface Mount Type (SMT) 24 mm × 12 mm × 2.8 mm
  • NXP® 88W8987 WLAN 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and Bluetooth Single-Chip Solution Inside
  • Single Power Supply: 3.3 V with Marvell® 88PG823 Power Management IC (optional)
  • Tx Power: 16 dBm at 802.11b
  • Rx Sensitivity: –97 dBm at 802.11b DSSS 1 Mbps
  • Current Consumption:  Wi-Fi Typical 320 mA In Tx and 70 mA In RX Mode
  • Temperature Range: -30°C To 85°C
  • IEEE 802.11ac 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz Channel Bandwidth
  • Long and Short Guard Interval support
  • SDIO 1 Bit or 4 Bit

PAN9028 Series Adapter Kit & Evaluation Kit

The PAN9028 Series Adapter Kit and Evaluation Kit demonstrates the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth application integration on a common host processor platform, NXPs i.MX6. The PAN9028 Series Adapter Kit and Evaluation Kit enables quick prototyping and software testing options, including the XFCE Desktop Environment that 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 demonstrating Wi-Fi based connectivity with PAN9028 Series, 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. 

Other Wireless Connectivity Solutions

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Panasonic’s New 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n PAN9520 Series Embedded Wi-Fi RF Module based on Espressif ESP32-S2 that includes the powerful Xtensa® 32-bit LX7 CPU. Although the new PAN9520 Series is one of the smallest RF Modules on the market, it offers a rich set of peripherals like full-speed USB OTG, SPI, UART, I2C, and much more. The PAN9520 Evaluation Kit is an all-inclusive and comprehensive Evaluation Kit that supports the Espressif Integrated Development Framework (ESP-IDF). It is an Arduino form factor board that has a PAN9520 RF Module with 4MB or 1MB of Flash memory, a 40MHz crystal oscillator and a chip antenna onboard.

Part Number List

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Models table for series PAN9028 Series
Part No.DatasheetSize (mm) (mm)Rx Sensitivity (dBm)Tx Power (Max.)Date Rate (Max. Air)Current Consum.Operating Temp.PMIC
24 x 12 x 2.8
-97 dBm @ 802.11b DSSS 1 Mbps
16 dBm @ 802.11b
1-2 Mbps (gross)
320 mA @ Tx and 70 mA @ Rx
 -30 to +85°C
24 x 12 x 2.8
-07 dBm @ 802.11b DSSS 1Mbps
16 dBm @ 802.11b
1-2 Mbps (gross)
320 mA @ Tx and 70 mA @ Rx
-30 to +85 °C
Marvel® 88PG823

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