WPANs (wireless personal area network) are devices that provide wireless connectivity for a personal network system essentially creating a small and private wireless network

What is a WPAN?

Similar to Bluetooth connectivity in nature, A WPAN is a system that allows for devices that interconnect in an individual's personal workspace to have a wireless network. A WPAN can be utilised in technology that allows for wireless connectivity within 10 meters.

WPANs are a technology that can also be used to interconnect all communication devices found on a personal desk by creating a private network.

What is the difference between WPAN and WLAN?

WPANs are designed to network devices and transfer information of a short distance in a private wireless network whereas WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) is used to transfer information over wider distances in environments such as homes, office buildings and schools.

Where are WPANs used?

WPANs are widely used in an array of applications such as;

  • Mobile Phones
  • Smart Watches
  • Laptops
  • Tablet devices
  • Printers

Read more Read less


Viewing 21 - 23 of 23 products
Results per page
Description Price Maximum Output Power Protocol Type Receiver Sensitivity Supported Bus Interfaces Supported Network Interfaces Supply Voltage Dimensions Height Length Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Width
RS Stock No. 761-7406
Mfr. Part No.XBP24-API-001J
+18dBm Xbee -100dBm 3.3V CMOS UART Pan 2.8 → 3.4V 24.38 x 32.94 x 2.82mm 2.82mm 32.94mm +85 °C -40 °C 24.38mm
RS Stock No. 144-4376
Mfr. Part No.MGM12P02F1024GA-V2R
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
+10dBm ZigBee -101dBm I2C, RS485, SmartCard, SPI, UART - 1.8 → 3.8V 12.9 x 17.8 x 2.3mm 2.3mm 17.8mm +85 °C -40 °C 12.9mm
RS Stock No. 719-3840
Mfr. Part No.XB24CZ7RIS-004
+8dBm Xbee -102dBm SPI, UART Serial 2.1 → 3.6V 22 x 34 x 3mm 3mm 22mm +85 °C -40 °C 34mm