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Digi Connect® Wi-Wave

802.11b/g radio card for embedded systems

  • Highly integrated PCI Express Mini Card form factor
  • USB 2.0 full- and high-speed device interface support
  • 802.11b/g WLAN with strong 802.11i security
  • Pre-certified radio design and Digi’s own WLAN technology
  • Platform support for Windows® CE 5.0/6.0 (ARM/x86/MIPS), Windows XP, Linux
  • Product brief

Built on Digi's own 802.11b/g wireless LAN technology, Digi Connect Wi-Wave is the industry's first off-the-shelf WLAN radio card specifically designed to meet the long-term product availability and specific operating temperature requirements of embedded designs and their extended product life cycles. It provides complete software platform support for Microsoft Windows CE 5.0/6.0 (ARM, MIPS, x86), Windows XP and Linux (2.6.29 and greater).

Digi Connect Wi-Wave delivers a pre-certified, flexible and secure WLAN radio solution with USB 2.0 interface for a wide variety of sophisticated embedded applications. These include medical devices, retail systems, transportation, security/access control, building and industrial automation, networked displays, warehousing, gaming and others.

In addition to Linux platform support, the Digi Connect Wi-Wave card also offers complete out-of-the box support for Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0 and Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 platforms on ARM®, MIPS and x86 target systems as well as Microsoft Windows XP.

The complete out-of-the-box software platform support and easy hardware integration through the ubiquitous USB 2.0 interface make the Digi Connect Wi-Wave the ideal WLAN connectivity solution for embedded systems.

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Featured Models/Part Numbers

  North America: International:  
Digi Connect Wi-Wave development/evaluation kit for Linux (2.6.29+) and Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 5.0/6.0, with installation and setup support package
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DC-WWV-EKIT
DC-WWV-EKIT

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Bulk packs of all modules are available. Please contact us for a list of available part numbers.
Development Kits North America: International:  
Digi Connect Wi-Wave development/evaluation kit for Linux (2.6.29+) and Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 5.0/6.0, with installation and setup support package
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DC-WWV-EKIT
DC-WWV-EKIT

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Cards North America: International:  
Digi Connect Wi-Wave 802.11b/g card, 2 x U.FL connectors (antennas and cables not included)
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DC-WWV-2A
DC-WWV-2A

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Specifications Digi Connect® Wi-Wave
Hardware
Form Factor Compliant with PCI Express Mini Card form factor and electrical specification
Host Interface USB 2.0 device full-/ high-speed
Baseband Processor Digi DSSS/OFDM baseband processor technology with MAC assist and AES hardware encryption
Dimensions L x W x H: 2.006 in (50.95 mm) x 1.181 in (30.00 mm) x 0.187 in (4.75 mm)
Top: 0.095 in (2.40 mm); Bottom: 0.053 in (1.35 mm)
Network Interface - Wireless
Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
Frequency 2.4 GHz
Data Rate Up to 54 Mbps with automatic rate fallback
Modulation DBPSK (1 Mbps), DQPSK (2 Mbps), CCK (11,5.5 Mbps), BPSK (6,9 Mbps), QPSK (12,18 Mbps), 16-QAM (24,36 Mbps), 64-QAM (48, 54 Mbps)
Transmit Power 15dBm (~32mW) @ 1,2,5.5 and 11Mbps
12dBm (~16mW) @ 6,12,18,24,36,48 and 54Mbps
Receiver Sensitivity (Typical) -68 dBm @ 54 Mbps, -85 dBm @ 11 Mbps, -85 dBm @ 6 Mbps, -87 dBm @ 1 Mbps
Antenna Connectors 2 x U.FL
Dual-Diversity (Receive)
Infrastructure Mode (BSS)
Ad Hoc Mode (IBSS)
Power Saving Mode
WLAN Security
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) 64/128-bit encryption (RC4)
WPA/WPA2/802.11i 128-bit TKIP/CCMP (AES) encryption
Enterprise mode (802.1X): LEAP (WEP only), PEAP, TTLS, TLS; GTC, MD5, OTP, PAP, CHAP, MSCHAP, MSCHAPv2,TTLS-MSCHAPv2
Pre-shared key mode (PSK)
Power Requirements
Voltage 3.3VDC ± 9% (3.00 to 3.60V)
Current Draw Transmit: 600 mA max, 430 mA typical
Receive: 350 mA max, 235 mA typical
Suspend: 150 mA typical
Environmental
Operating Temperature -40° C to +85° C (-40º F to +185º F)
Storage Temperature -40º C to +125º C (-40º F to +257º F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude 12,000 feet (3,658 meters)
Regulatory Approvals
FCC Part 15 Class B, EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2 and EN 61000-3-3
ICES-003 Class B, VCCI Class II, AS 3548
FCC Part 15 Sub C Section 15.247
IC RSS-210 Issue 5 Section 6.2.2(o)
EN 300 328, EN 301 489-17
UL 60950-1, EN 60950 (EU)
CSA C22.2, No. 60950
EN 55024

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