802.11g Secure Digital Input/Output Module with Antenna Connectors

The SDC-MSD10G provides all key Summit hardware and software in a Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) module. The SDC-MSD10G is ideal for integration in 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_MSD10G Product Brief (PDF)

Download SDC-MSD10G Hardware Integration Guide (PDF) (version 2.0, 11/07/2012)

System Interface 32-bit Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) 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 2.483 GHz
  • FCC:2.4 GHz to 2.473 GHz
  • MIC:2.4 GHz to 2.4895 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

Note: All ETSI, FCC, IC, and MIC certifications for the SDC-MCF10G are applicable to the SDC-MSD10G
    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-MSD10G 802.11g compliant Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) radio module shares the same hardware and substantially the same software as the SDC-MCF10G 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 ETSI, FCC and MIC (formerly TELEC) formal test reports, certifications, and grants for the SDC-MCF10G are applicable to the SDC-MSD10G. Please review SDC-MCF10G certificaton information page for detailed information on existing certifications and how your organization can leverage them.


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

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-MSD10G, 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-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-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-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.