802.11g Compact Flash Module with Antenna Connectors

The SDC-CF10G provides all key Summit hardware and software capabilities in a Compact Flash form factor. As a result, the SDC-CF10G is ideal for integration into application specific devices like portable data terminals, portable printers and medical devices. Hardware innovations enable the CF10G module to provide far greater performance and range than WLAN radio modules designed for office and consumer applications while minimizing power consumption and allowing for operation in challenging environments.

Please review the below data sheets for complete device specifications.

Download SDC-CF10G Product Brief (PDF)

Download SDC-CF10G Hardware Integration Guide(PDF) (version 2.1, 12/20/2012)

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 2 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 3.3 mm (0.13")
Weight 15g (0.5 oz)
  • 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 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11i
Data Rates Supported
  • 802.11b (DSSS): 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
  • 802.11g (OFDM): 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
  • 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 (formerly TELEC) (Japan)
2.4 GHz Frequency Bands
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.473 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.4897 GHz
2.4 GHz Operating Channels
  • ETSI:13 (3 non-overlapping)
  • FCC:11 (3 non-overlapping)
  • MIC:14 (4 non-overlapping)
Transmit Power Settings

Maximum transmit power will vary according to individual country regulations. All values nominal, +/-2 dBm
  • 19 dBm (80 mW)
  • 17 dBm (50 mW)
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
Typical Receiver Sensitivity
  • 1 Mbps:-96 dBm
  • 2 Mbps:-95 dBm
  • 5.5 Mbps:-94 dBm
  • 6 Mbps:-94 dBm
  • 9 Mbps:-91 dBm
  • 11 Mbps:-90 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
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
  • Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  • IEEE 802.11i (WPA2)
  • 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:
  • LEAP
    Wi-Fi Alliance:
  • 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-CF10G is certified for compliance to various ETSI, FCC, and MIC (TELEC) standards as well as Wi-Fi Alliance and Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) specifications. These grants, approvals, and formal test reports may be leveraged by Summit customers to achieve their required device certifications.

The degree to which customers can leverage these Summit 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.


Summit has secured certifications for the SDC-CF10G to the following ETSI standards:

These certifications were secured with the following configurations:

  • SDC-CF10G with a transmit power of 17 dBm with a 2.2 dBi dipole antenna
  • * SDC-CF10G with a transmit power of 18 dBm with a 0 dBi PCB omnidirectional antenna

Any of these certifications 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, rather than the radio module, level.

Summit has obtained a Frequency Authority Certificate for the SDC-CF10G in compliance with Annex IV procedures in article 10.5 of R&TTE directive 99/5/EC. Like all Summit devices, the SDC-CF10G is fully compliant with European Union Directive 2011/65/EU or Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) as per our Declaration of Compliance.

In addition, Summit has secured a compliance certification in accordance with EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals (REACH).


Summit has received the following grants for the SDC-CF10G (FCC identifier: TWG-SDCCF10G):

Part 15 Subparts B (Class B), section 1.1310 (RF Exposure), and Part 15 Subpart C Section 15.247 a, b, d, and e.

Class II Permissive Change

All above testing for the TWG-SDCCF10G grant was performed with the SDC-CF10G configured for 18 dBm (63 mW) transmit power. The following antennas were used during testing for the initial grant:

  • 2.2 dBi Dipole (whip or "rubber duck") antenna to result in an Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP, or the combined gain of the transmitter and antenna) of 20.2 dBm
  • 0 dBi Printed Circuit Board Omnidirectional antenna for an EIRP of 18 dBm

Subsequently, the following antennas were used for the Class II Permissive change addition:

  • 5 dBi Dipole (whip or "rubber duck") antenna to for an EIRP of 23 dBm
  • 2 dBi Printed Circuit Board Omnidirectional antenna for an EIRP of 20 dBm

Data sheets for the above antennas are available upon request by contacting Summit's certification group.

This grant is a Limited Modular Approval (LMA). Specific limitations are indicated on the grant:

  • The SDC-CF10G must be installed by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) such as a Portable Data Terminal vendor.
  • When using this grant, the SDC-CF10G 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-CF10G is certified to the Industry Canada (IC) RSS-210 standard. IC 6616A-SDCCF10G is based upon the FCC TWG-SDCCF10G grant. As such, this certification is applicable to mobile devices when using the SDC-CF10G set to 18 dBm transmit power with antennas as per the above. The initial grant is based on testing using the 0dBi PCB omnidirectional and 2dBi dipole antennas while the subsequent grant was based on testing using the 2dBi PCB omnidirectional and 5dBi dipole antennas. RSS-210 certifications for portable devices may be similarly leveraged from device-level FCC grants for portable devices as per the above.

MIC (formerly TELEC)

Summit has secured two MIC certifications to the following standards: RCR STD 33, ARIB STD T66, and ARIB STD T71.

Certification - channels 1-13

Certification - channel 14

These certifications were secured power with a power setting of 17 dBm (50mW) with a 2.2 dBi dipole antenna and a 0 dBi PCB omnidirectional antenna. As with Summit's ETSI certifications, device vendors may leverage this certification and the associated test reports when applying for MIC certifications at the device level.

Wi-Fi Alliance

Summit has received an Embedded Client Certification for the following standards: 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-CF10G and are using version 1.02.04 of the Summit Client Utility (SCU) and 1.02.05 of the device driver (or later versions of each), 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 unless they themselves are a Wi-Fi Alliance member.

If the device vendor is a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, they may have WFA certification transferred to them only if they integrate the already-certified module into their device in a "hands off" manner; in other words, make no changes during integration that would impact the way in which the module operates. 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-CF10G 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-CF10G and are using version 1.02.08 of the Summit Client Utility (SCU) and device driver (or later versions of each), 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-CF10G 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-CF10G 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.