802.11g Mini Compact Flash Module with Antenna Connectors

The SDC-MCF10G provides all key Summit hardware and software capabilities in a miniaturized form factor designed specifically to support small and ergonomic ASDs. Based on the Compact Flash electronic interface, the SDC-MCF10G provides the benefit of small size with the convenience of a CF interface. This module delivers the superior Summit radio performance demanded by ASD vendors and their customers.

Please review the below data sheets for complete device specifications.

Download SDC-MCF10G Product Brief (PDF)

Download SDC-MCF10G Hardware Integration Guide (PDF) (version 1.5, 05/18/2011)

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:180 mA (594mW)
  • Standby:10 mA (33 mW)
Operating Temperature -30° to 85°C (-22° to 185°F)
Operating Humidity 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Length 32 mm (1.26")
Width 22 mm (0.87")
Thickness 3.5 mm (0.14")
Weight 9g (0.3 oz)
Mounting 60 pin connector
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)
  • 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 2.4897 GHz
  • KC:2.4 GHz to 2.4835 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)
Transmit Power Settings

Maximum transmit power will vary according to individual country regulations. All values nominal, +/-2 dBm
  • 18 dBm (63 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 6.1
  • Windows Mobile 6.0
  • Windows Mobile 5.0
  • Windows Mobile 2003
  • Windows CE 6.0 R2 and R3
  • Windows CE 6.0
  • Windows CE 5.0
  • 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-MCF10G is certified for compliance to various CE, ETSI, FCC, and Industry Canada as well as certification to Wi-Fi Alliance standards. The grants, approvals, and formal test reports associated with these certifications 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.


The SDC-MCF10G has been tested for compliance to various CE and ETSI standards and specifications.The CE Declaration of Conformity can be found here:

These certifications were secured with the following configuration:

  • SDC-MCF10G with a transmit power of 18 dBm with a 0 dBi PCB omnidirectional antenna

The formal compliance test reports for the various standards may be found here:

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.

Summit has obtained a Frequency Authority Certificate for the SDC-MCF10G in compliance with Annex IV procedures in article 10.5 of the R&TTE directive 99/5/EC and a Statement of Opinion in accordance with Article 3 of that directive. Like all Summit devices, the SDC-MCF10G 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 FCC grant for the SDC-MCF10G (FCC identifier TWG-SDCMCF10G):

Part 15 Subpart C Section 15.247 (a, b, d, and e)

These grants were secured with the following configuration:

  • SDC-CF10G configured for 19 dBm (80 mW) transmit power.
  • 0 dBi Printed Circuit Board Omnidirectional antenna to result in an Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP or the combined gain of the transmitter and antenna) of 19 dBm

A data sheet for the above antenna is 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-MCF10G must be installed by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) such as a Portable Data Terminal vendor.
  • When using this grant, the SDC-MCF10G 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-MCF10G is certified to the Industry Canada (IC) RSS-210 standard. IC 6616A-SDMCF10G 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 two 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 using a 0 dBi Omni antenna.

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-MCF10G to an authorized Wi-Fi Alliance test lab and as a result 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-MCF10G, 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.

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-MCF10G 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-MCF10G, 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-MCF10G 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-MCF10G 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.