Amp’ed RF Launches New HD Wi-Fi Video Module

By Mike Ball / 30 Oct 2017

Amp'ed RF graphicAmp’ed RF Wireless Technology, a provider of IoT (Internet of Things) wireless modules, has announced the WFV3918, a new integrated video module designed for streaming HD video via Wi-Fi directly to iOS and Android devices. WFV3918 can show a precise view up to 180 meters away with high accuracy, making it ideal for unmanned aircraft video surveillance and monitoring applications.

“The market for Wi-Fi-enabled video devices is expanding exponentially,” said Kelly Simone, president and chief technology officer of Amp’ed RF Wireless Technology. “We provide a solution that makes it fast and easy to deploy streaming video to devices.”

“Combining an HD camera sensor, powerful Linux image processor, and our dual band Wi-Fi chip, this module offers video streaming and local SDIO card storage. Plus, it’s all pre-certified,” said Naz Usmani, vice president of sales at Amp’ed RF. “It creates an affordable optimal HD video module that allows integrators the building blocks to stream video in real time to iOS and Android devices.”

“For example, with a drone hovering over 100 feet above a golf course, you could easily make out the golf ball on the green,” continued Usmani, who also noted that the module is smaller than the diameter of a golf ball.

WFW3918 combines a HD CMOS camera (1080x720p @ 30 fps), a dual-band Wi-Fi SoC (chip) and SD storage onto a circuit board about the size of large postage stamp, enabling designers to create small footprint video Wi-Fi devices. The electronics design team at Amp’ed RF have fine-tuned the interoperability of the circuitry while providing Linux and Android support.

Specifications:

  • CPU: AK3918E
  • Wi-Fi: ACC1340
  • Size: 22mm x 33.8mm
  • RoHS conformance
  • Video – 1280x720P, 25 fps with H.264/MJPEG encoding

WLAN:

  • 802.11a/b/g/n, Dual Band: 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Output Power, +21.5dBm for 2.4GHz; +20dBm for 5GHz
  • Wi-Fi Direct, Soft Access Point
  • Security: WPAI/WPA2, AES, WEP
  • FCC/IC/CE certified (preliminary)

Watch a video demonstration of the WFW3918 here.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact