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SDC-CF10AG

802.11a/g Compact Flash Module with Antenna Connectors

*The SDC-CF10AG has reached end of production and is available on a limited basis only.

The SDC-CF10AG provides all key Summit hardware and software capabilities in a Compact Flash form factor. This dual band radio module operates in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands supporting IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g. As a result, the SDC-CF10AG is ideal for integration into mobile devices like handheld and vehicle mounted mobile computers, medical devices and portable printers.

Please review the below data sheets for complete device specifications.

Download SDC-CF10AG Product Brief (PDF)

Download SDC-CF10AG Hardware Integration Guide (PDF) (version 1.5, 6/17/13)

System Interface 16-bit Compact Flash Type I with 50-pin connector

Note: This card is not designed for operation in the CF slot on standard laptop and desktop PCs. For these devices, Summit suggests using the SDC-PC20G in the PC Card (PCMCIA) or CardBus slot found on most laptops and desktops.
Antenna Interface 4 Hirose U.FL connectors for dual band antenna diversity
Chipset Broadcom BCM4318E
Input Power Requirements 3.3 VDC +/- 10%
Typical Power Consumption (at maximum transmit power setting)
  • Transmit:440 mA (1320mW)
  • Receive:180 mA (594mW)
  • Standby:10 mA (33 mW)
Operating Temperature -30 to 85C (-22° to 185°F)
Operating Humidity 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Length 54.5 mm (2.15")
Width 43 mm (1.69")
Thickness 5 mm (0.2")
Weight 20g (0.7 oz)
Mounting
  • 50 pin connector
  • Through Hole

    Note: Summit recommends that the mounting holes be connected to the mating circuit board with conductive screws that connect to the ground plane of the main circuit board. This is helpful in reducing radiating emissions below 1GHz that are a common occurrence in high-speed electrical circuits.
Wireless Media
  • Direct Sequence-Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • Orthogonal Frequency Divisional Multiplexing (OFDM)
Media Access Protocol Carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA)
Network Architecture Types Infrastructure and ad hoc
Network Standards IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i
Data Rates Supported
  • 802.11a (OFDM): 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
  • 802.11b (DSSS): 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
  • 802.11g (OFDM): 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
Modulation
  • 1, 6, 9 Mbps:BPSK
  • 2, 12, 18 Mbps:QPSK
  • 5.5, 11 Mbps:CCK
  • 24, 36 Mbps:16-QAM
  • 48, 54 Mbps:64-QAM
Regulatory Domain Support
  • FCC (Americas, Parts of Asia and Middle East)
  • ETSI (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Parts of Asia)
  • MIC (Japan) (formerly TELEC)
  • KC (Korea) (formerly KCC)
2.4 GHz Frequency Bands
    ETSI:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.483 GHz
    FCC:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.473 GHz
    MIC (Japan):
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.495 GHz
    KC (Japan):
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.483 GHz
5 GHz Frequency Bands
    ETSI:
  • 5.15 GHz to 5.35 GHz
  • 5.47 GHz to 5.725 GHz
    FCC:
  • 5.15 GHz to 5.35 GHz
  • 5.47 GHz to 5.725 GHz
  • 5.725 GHz to 5.82 GHz
    MIC (Japan):
  • 5.15 GHz to 5.35 GHz
2.4 GHz Operating Channels
  • ETSI:13 (3 non-overlapping)
  • FCC:11 (3 non-overlapping)
  • MIC:14 (4 non-overlapping)
5 GHz Operating Channels
  • ETSI: 19 non-overlapping
  • FCC: 23 non-overlapping
  • MIC: 8 non-overlapping
Transmit Power Settings











Maximum transmit power will vary according to individual country regulations. All values nominal, +/-2 dBm
    802.11a:
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
    802.11b:
  • 18 dBm (63 mW)
  • 17 dBm (50 mW)
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
    802.11g:
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
Typical Receiver Sensitivity
    802.11a:
  • 6 Mbps:-85 dBm
  • 9 Mbps:-84 dBm
  • 12 Mbps:-83 dBm
  • 18 Mbps:-80 dBm
  • 24 Mbps:-76 dBm
  • 36 Mbps:-73 dBm
  • 48 Mbps:-70 dBm
  • 54 Mbps:-65 dBm (PER <= 10%)
    802.11b
  • 1 Mbps:-96 dBm
  • 2 Mbps:-95 dBm
  • 5.5 Mbps:-94 dBm
  • 11 Mbps:-90 dBm (PER <= 10%)
    802.11g
  • 6 Mbps:-94 dBm
  • 9 Mbps:-91 dBm
  • 12 Mbps:-88 dBm
  • 18 Mbps:-86 dBm
  • 24 Mbps:-83 dBm
  • 36 Mbps:-78 dBm
  • 48 Mbps:-76 dBm
  • 54 Mbps:-75 dBm (PER <= 10%)
Delay Spread
  • 1 Mbps:600 ns
  • 2 Mbps:500 ns
  • 5.5 Mbps:400 ns
  • 6 Mbps:400 ns
  • 9 Mbps:400 ns
  • 11 Mbps:200 ns
  • 12 Mbps:350 ns
  • 18 Mbps:350 ns
  • 24 Mbps:250 ns
  • 36 Mbps:250 ns
  • 48 Mbps:150 ns
  • 54 Mbps:150 ns
Operating Systems Supported
  • Windows Mobile 6.0
  • Windows Mobile 5.0
  • Windows CE 6.0
  • Windows CE 5.0
  • Windows Mobile 2003
  • Windows CE 4.2
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Embedded
Security
    Standards:
  • Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  • IEEE 802.11i (WPA2)
    Encryption:
  • Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP, RC4 Algorithm)
  • Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP, RC4 Algorithm)
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, Rijndael Algorithm)
    Encryption Key Provisioning:
  • Static (40 and 128 bit lengths)
  • Pre-Shared (PSK)
  • Dynamic
    802.1X Extensible Authentication Protocol Types:
  • EAP-FAST
  • EAP-TLS
  • EAP-TTLS
  • PEAP-GTC
  • PEAP-MSCHAPv2
  • PEAP-TLS
  • LEAP
Compliance
Certifications
    Wi-Fi Alliance:
  • 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
  • WPA Enterprise
  • WPA2 Enterprise
Cisco Compatible Extensions (Version 4)
Warranty Limited Lifetime

All specifications are subject to change without notice

The SDC-CF10AG is certified for compliance to various CE, ETSI, FCC, Industry Canada, MIC, and Wi-Fi Alliance standards as well as Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) specifications. The grants, approvals, and formal test reports associated with these certifications may be leveraged by Laird customers to achieve their required device certifications. The degree to which customers can leverage these items is dependent upon the regulatory agency, industry body, and the type of end device.

If any additional information or guidance is required, please contact Summit's certification group via email or by telephone at 330.434.7929.

CE / ETSI

The SDC-CF10AG has been tested for compliance to various CE and ETSI standards and specifications:

This testing was conducted with the following dual band antennas:

These formal test reports may be leveraged by mobile and portable device vendors as part of their self-declaration to obtain the CE mark required by members of the European Union. ETSI/CE rules differ from those of the FCC and IC in that there is no provision for a modular approval. All approvals and certifications must exist at the device level, rather than at the radio module (radio) level.

Summit has obtained a Frequency Authority Certificate for the SDC-CF10AG and is fully compliant with Annex IV procedures in article 10.5 of R&TTE directive 99/5/EC.

Like all Summit devices, the SDC-CF10AG is fully compliant with European Union Directive 2011/65/EU or Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) as per our Declaration of Compliance.

FCC

Summit has received the following two FCC Limited Modular Approval (LMA) grants for the SDC-CF10AG (FCC identifier TWG-SDCCF10AG):

Part 15.247 Subpart C (DTS)
This grant relates to operation in the 2.412 to 2.462 GHz (ISM) and 5.745 to 5.805 GHz (UNII-3) frequency bands.

Part 15.407 Subpart E (DFS)
This grant relates to operation in the 5.180 to 5.240 GHz (UNII-1), 5.280 to 5.320 GHz (UNII-2), and 5.500 to 5.700 GHz (UNII-2 Extended) frequency bands.

These grants were secured with the following antennas:

The above grants are Limited Modular Approvals. Specific limitations are indicated on each grant:

  • The SDC-CF10AG must be installed by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) such as a Portable Data Terminal vendor.
  • When using this grant, the SDC-CF10AG must be installed only in mobile devices (devices which typically operate at distances greater than 20cm, or 7.9 inches, from the human body). When certifying portable devices (those that typically operate at distances less than 20cm from the human body) a new grant must be secured by the device vendor.

Note: Summit test data may be leveraged by the device vendor to minimize the cost and time associated with the certification process.

Industry Canada

The SDC-CF10AG is certified to Industry Canada (IC) RSS-210 standard certification. The IC 6616A-SDCCF10AG certification is based on FCC certification testing, using the same antennas and transmit power and covering the same frequency bands. Test reports and data sheets relevant to this certification may be found in the FCC section above.

MIC (formerly TELEC)

Summit has secured the following MIC certifications:

Article 2 Item 19, Category WW (2.4GHz Channels 1-13)

Article 2 Item 19-2, Category GZ (2.4GHz Channel 14)

These certifications were secured with the following antennas:

Device vendors may leverage these certifications and the associated test report when applying for MIC certifications at the device level rather than the module (radio) level.

Wi-Fi Alliance

Summit has submitted the SDC-CF10AG to an authorized Wi-Fi Alliance test lab and as a result has received an Embedded Client Certification for the following standards: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, WPA (both personal and enterprise) and WPA2/802.11i (both personal and enterprise). For those host devices which include the SDC-CF10AG, the vendor may assert that their device incorporates a Wi-Fi Certified Embedded Client. The vendor need not be a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance to make this assertion but may not use the "Wi-Fi Certified" logo in conjunction with their device.

Device vendors who are members of the Wi-Fi Alliance may also choose to secure a Wi-Fi Alliance certification for their specific device. In this case, the vendor may not leverage the test data or certification for the Summit device. The vendor can, however, use the SDC-CF10AG test plan as a template, modifying it as necessary for the capabilities of their particular device. By leveraging Summit's "pre-approved" software and test plan, the vendor has a greater assurance that their actual testing will result in an end device certification. Summit will provide consultative services to those vendors who choose to pursue a Wi-Fi Alliance certification for their Summit-equipped devices.

Cisco Compatible Extensions

Summit is a member of the Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) program and has a direct license from Cisco for intellectual property relating to the various versions of the CCX specifications. Summit has submitted the SDC-CF10AG to an authorized CCX test lab and has been found to be fully compliant with version 4 of the CCX specifications for application specific devices (ASDs). For those host devices which include the SDC-CF10AG, the vendor may assert that their device incorporates a Cisco Compatible radio module.

Click HERE for verification of CCX compliance for this product.

Device vendors who are members of the CCX program may also choose to secure CCX compliance for their end device. When incorporating the SDC-CF10AG into their product with the above software version, the vendor need not be a direct licensee for Cisco intellectual property. Rather, in this case the device vendor need only submit their SDC-CF10AG enabled device for CCX compliance testing to the version 4 test plan for ASDs. By leveraging Summit's "pre-approved" software and by testing to the same plan, the vendor has a greater assurance that their actual testing will result in an end device compliance. Summit will provide consultative services to those vendors who choose to pursue CCX compliance for their Summit-equipped devices.