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802.11 radio module delivers cost efficiency in M2M comm

Posted: 01 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:radio? SDIO? SPI? chipset? Wi-Fi technology?

Quatech Inc. is now shipping the recently released SDIO/SPI-based interface line of Embedded Airborne 802.11b/g radio modules.

The radio module is the company's first SDIO/SPI host interface product and the latest addition to Quatech's advanced line of radios for reliable and high-performing M2M communications. The low-power radio module is well-suited for integrating the latest Wi-Fi technology into designs for power-sensitive and handheld devices used in industrial, medical, surveillance, telematics and mobile enterprise applications.

The Airborne 802.11b/g radio module delivers a cost-efficient product provided by a small profile design and direct down SMT high-density connection to the system board. The radio uses the latest 802.11b/g Marvell Libertas-based chipset (88W8686). The module is a good upgrade option with no soldered connections required and can be used in the field or added to a managed product configuration.

Supporting the latest media streaming, roaming, power management and security standards, the low-power radio module provides industrial-grade technology with advanced power management features. Its powerful encryption feature supports the latest 802.11i security standards and implements AES, WEP, WPA and WPA2, along with a broad range of extensible authentication protocol supplicants. Reference drivers for WindowsXP, Vista, WinCE, Windows Mobile and Linux are included in Airborne Embedded Radio Evaluation and Development Kits.

- Ismini Scouras

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