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SDC-MSD10AG

802.11a/g Mini SDIO Module with Antenna Connectors

*The SDC-MSD10AG has reached end of production and is no longer available.

The SDC-MSD10AG module provides all key hardware and software capabilities in a miniature form factor with an SDIO 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 MSD10G module, the MSD10AG 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-MSD10AG Product Brief (PDF)

Download SDC-MSD10AG Hardware Integration Guide (PDF) (version 1.5, 1/31/13)

System Interface 32-bit Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) with Molex 547
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:400 mA (1320mW)
  • Receive:250 mA (825 mW)
  • Standby:10 mA (33 mW)
Operating Temperature -25° to 75°C (-13° to 167°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 (non-metallic screw recommended)

    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 2.483 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
  • Windows XP Professional and 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





Note: All ETSI, FCC, and IC certifications for the SDC-MCF10AG are applicable to the SDC-MSD10AG
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-MSD10AG 802.11g compliant Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) radio module shares the same hardware and substantially the same software as the SDC-MCF10AG 802.11g compliant Compact Flash (CF) radio module. A single passive component is moved by the manufacturer to select between the SDIO and CF interfaces.

Regulatory Certifications

All FCC and ETSI formal test reports, certifications, and grants for the SDC-MCF10AG are applicable to the SDC-MSD10AG. Please click here to review these documents.

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-MSD10AG, 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.

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-MSD10AG 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-MSD10AG 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-MSD10AG, 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-MSD10AG 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-MSD10AG 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.