Murata Announces Type VK Module Availablity Through Distribution Partners



Plano, TX, Jun 18, 2012 - 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™ 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

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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 WiFi™, Bluetooth®, Bluetooth® Low Energy, ZigBee®, and GPS solutions operating on many popular embedded platforms. For more information, please visit

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Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at