Automotive Wireless

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 and 802.11p Combo Solutions for Vehicle-to-Everything and In-Vehicle Infotainment

The 88W8987xA Family

The Marvell® 88W8987xA family of automotive wireless SoC is a highly integrated IEEE 802.11ac(wave2)/ IEEE 802.11p transceiver and Bluetooth5 single-chip foot print compatible combo solution, specifically designed to support the speed, reliability, and quality requirements of 1609.x/Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE)/Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) systems, In-vehicle Infotainment systems and secure wireless Gateway systems.

The 88W8987xA family of footprint compatible wireless solutions include:

  • 802.11ac + Qualified Bluetooth 5 Functionality (88W8987A)
  • 802.11p + Qualified Bluetooth 5 Functionality (88W8987PA)
  • Switchable 802.11ac/802.11p + Qualified Bluetooth 5 Functionality (88W8987SA)

Key Features

  • Virtual Dual MAC feature for simultaneous and power efficient operation in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to support applications such as Wireless Apple CarPlay (WACP)
  • Independent download & reset of IEEE 802.11ac/ IEEE 802.11p and Bluetooth firmware & functions
  • One Time Programmable (OTP) memory to eliminate need for external EEPROM
  • Coexistence with cellular and other on-chip radios
  • Digital audio interfaces (PCM) for voice applications


  • Vehicle-to-everything (V2X)communication
  • In-vehicle Infotainment
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • Secure Connected Gateway
  • Bluetooth LE based key-fob using wake on BLE function