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SDC-MSD30AG

802.11a/g Mini SDIO Module with Antenna Connectors

The SDC-MSD30AG module is a dual-band solution – supporting IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g – with Summit’s hardware and software capabilities. Because it has the same interface, form factor, board connector, and pin definitions as the MSD10G module, the MSD30AG module provides a smooth upgrade path from 802.11b/g to 802.11a/b/g, enabling use of the 5 GHz band without any extra cost.

Please review the below data sheets for complete device specifications.

Download SDC-MSD30AG Product Brief (PDF)

Download SDC-MSD30AG Hardware Integration Guide (PDF) (version 3.2, 1/31/13)

System Interface 1-bit or 4-bit Secure Digital I/O
Physical Interface Molex 54722-0607 60-pin connector (mates to Molex 55560-0607 60-pin connector)
Antenna Interface 2 Hirose U.FL connectors for dual-band antenna diversity
Chipset Atheros AR6002
Input Power Requirements 3.3 VDC +/- 10%
Typical Power Consumption (at maximum transmit power setting)
    802.11a
  • Transmit:381 mA (1257 mW)
  • Receive:116 mA (383 mW)
  • Standby:3 mA (10 mW)
    802.11b/g
  • Transmit:324 mA (1069 mW)
  • Receive:93 mA (307 mW)
  • Standby:2 mA (7 mW)
Operating Temperature -25° to 75°C (-13° to 167°F)
Operating Humidity 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Length 32 mm (1.26")
Width 22mm (0.87")
Thickness 4.5 mm (0.18")
Weight 3.0 g (0.11 oz.)
Mounting
  • 60-pin connector
  • 3 mounting holes (2.36 mm, 0.093 in.)

    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, 802.11e, 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 5.35 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)
  • 13 dBm (20 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
    802.11b:
  • 18 dBm (63 mW)
  • 17 dBm (50 mW)
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 13 dBm (20 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 7 dBm (5 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
    802.11g:
  • 18 dBm (63 mW)
  • 17 dBm (50 mW)
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 13 dBm (20 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 7 dBm (5 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
Typical Receiver Sensitivity
    802.11a:
  • 6 Mbps:-85 dBm
  • 9 Mbps:-83 dBm
  • 12 Mbps:-83 dBm
  • 18 Mbps:-81 dBm
  • 24 Mbps:-75 dBm
  • 36 Mbps:-73 dBm
  • 48 Mbps:-68 dBm
  • 54 Mbps:-67 dBm (PER <= 10%)
    802.11b
  • 1 Mbps:-95 dBm
  • 2 Mbps:-94 dBm
  • 5.5 Mbps:-93 dBm
  • 11 Mbps:-89 dBm (PER <= 10%)
    802.11g
  • 6 Mbps:-93 dBm
  • 12 Mbps:-88 dBm
  • 18 Mbps:-85 dBm
  • 24 Mbps:-83 dBm
  • 36 Mbps:-77 dBm
  • 48 Mbps:-74 dBm
  • 54 Mbps:-72 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
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-MSD30AG is certified for compliance to various CE, ETSI, FCC, Industry Canada, MIC, and Wi-Fi Alliance standards as well as 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-MSD30AG has been tested for compliance to various CE and ETSI standards and specifications:

This testing was conducted with the following dual band 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.

Like all Summit devices, the SDC-MSD30AG 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 two FCC Limited Modular Approval (LMA) grants for the SDC-MSD30AG (FCC identifier TWG-SDCMSD30AG):

Part 15.247 Subpart C (DTS)

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 (DFS)

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 (UNII-2 Extended) frequency bands.

These grants were secured with the following antennas:

The above grants are Limited Modular Approvals (LMAs). Specific limitations are indicated on each grant:

  • The SDC-MSD30AG must be installed by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) such as a Portable Data Terminal vendor.
  • 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-MSD30AG is certified to the Industry Canada (IC) RSS-210 standard. IC 6616A-SDCMSD30AG 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 MIC certifications:

These certifications were secured with the following antennas:

The following test report in support of the MIC certifications is available:

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-MSD30AG to an authorized Wi-Fi Alliance test lab and as a result 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-MSD30AG, 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-MSD30AG 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-MSD30AG, 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-MSD30AG 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- MSD30AG 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.