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SDC-MCF10AG

802.11a/g Mini Compact Flash Module with Antenna Connectors

*The SDC-MCF10AG has reached end of production and is no longer available.

The SDC-MCF10AG module provides all key Summit hardware and software capabilities in a miniature form factor with a Compact Flash interface. The module operates in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands supporting IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. Because it uses the same board connector and pin definitions as the MCF10G module, the MCF10AG module provides a smooth upgrade path from 802.11b/g to 802.11a/b/g.

Please review the below data sheets for complete device specifications.

Download SDC-MCF10AG Product Brief (PDF)

Download SDC-MCF10AG Hardware Integration Guide (PDF) (version 1.6, 01/31/13)

System Interface 16-bit Compact Flash with Molex 54722-0607 60 Pin Connector (mates to Molex Connector 55560-0607)
Antenna Interface 2 U.FL (Hirose) connectors for 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:250 mA (825 mW)
  • Standby:10 mA (33 mW)
Operating Temperature -30° to 85°C (-22° to 185°F)
Operating Humidity 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Length 35 mm (1.38")
Width 32mm (1.26")
Thickness 4.5 mm (0.18")
Weight 9g (0.3 oz)
Mounting
  • 60-pin connector
  • 2 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, 802.11g, 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 (formerly TELEC) (Japan)
  • KC (formerly KCC)(Korea)
2.4 GHz Frequency Bands
    ETSI:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
    FCC:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.473 GHz
    MIC:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.495 GHz
    KC:
  • 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:
  • 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz
    KC:
  • 5.15 GHz to 5.35 GHz
  • 5.725 GHz 5.82 GHz
2.4 GHz Operating Channels
  • ETSI:13 (3 non-overlapping)
  • FCC:11 (3 non-overlapping)
  • MIC:14 (4 non-overlapping)
  • KC:13 (3 non-overlapping)
5 GHz Operating Channels
  • ETSI:19 non-overlapping
  • FCC:23 non-overlapping
  • MIC:8 non-overlapping
  • KC:12 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:-82 dBm
  • 12 Mbps:-79 dBm
  • 18 Mbps:-77 dBm
  • 24 Mbps:-74 dBm
  • 36 Mbps:-69 dBm
  • 48 Mbps:-67 dBm
  • 54 Mbps:-66 dBm (PER <= 10%)
    802.11b
  • 1 Mbps:-96 dBm
  • 2 Mbps:-93 dBm
  • 5.5 Mbps:-92 dBm
  • 11 Mbps:-90 dBm (PER <= 10%)
    802.11g
  • 6 Mbps:-91 dBm
  • 9 Mbps:-90 dBm
  • 12 Mbps:-88 dBm
  • 18 Mbps:-86 dBm
  • 24 Mbps:-83 dBm
  • 36 Mbps:-78 dBm
  • 48 Mbps:-75 dBm
  • 54 Mbps:-73 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 6.1
  • Windows Mobile 6.0
  • Windows Mobile 5.0
  • Pocket PC 2003
  • Windows CE 6.0 R2 and R3
  • Windows CE 6.0
  • Windows CE 5.0
  • Windows CE 4.2
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-MCF10AG is certified for compliance to various CE, ETSI, FCC, and Industry Canada standards as well as Wi-Fi Alliance and 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-MCF10AG has been tested for compliance to various CE and ETSI standards and specifications:

This testing was conducted with the following 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 the module (radio) level.

The SDC-MCF10AG is fully compliant with Annex IV procedures in article 10.5 of R&TTE directive 99/5/EC.

Like all Summit devices, the SDC-MCF10AG 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 FCC grants for the SDC-MCF10AG (FCC identifier TWG-SDCMCF10AG). These grants were secured with the following dual band antennas:

Part 15.247 Subpart C and Industry Canada RSS-210

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 and Industry Canada RSS-Gen Issue 2

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 (the UNII-2 Extended) frequency bands.

Please note that all transmit power values in the above FCC grants reflect average power rather than peak power and as such are lower than the transmit power values stated on the SDC-MCF10AG data sheet. The above grants are Limited Modular Approvals (LMAs). Specific limitations are indicated on each grant.

  • When using this grant, the SDC-MSD30AG 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-MCF10AG is certified to the Industry Canada (IC) RSS-210 standard. IC 6616A-SDCMCF10AG 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.

    Wi-Fi Alliance

    Summit 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-MCF10AG, 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-MCF10AG 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-MCF10AG, 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-MCF10AG 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-MCF10AG 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 end device compliance. Summit will provide consultative services to those vendors who choose to pursue CCX compliance for their Summit-equipped devices.