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MiniCore® RCM5600W Series

Ultra-compact Wi-Fi module

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The MiniCore RCM5600W series is our most compact embedded Wi-Fi MiniCore solution, ideal for cost-sensitive applications. With their long-term firmware support and low-risk design features, the RCM5600W and RCM5650W offer an easy path to add reliable wireless network connectivity to any system you design.

Both wireless MiniCores offers 802.11b/g connectivity supporting WPA2 Enterprise security, as well as encryption standards such as SSL and AES. Embedded web server capability allows for monitoring and control of devices from remote locations. Both the RCM5600W and RCM5650W can use the firmware update feature which allows for remote firmware updates from virtually anywhere in the world. The RCM5600W Wi-Fi modules are fully compatible with the RCM5700 Ethernet enabled MiniCores, providing greater network deployment and design flexibility.

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The MiniCore RCM5600W series is our most compact embedded Wi-Fi MiniCore solution, ideal for cost-sensitive applications. With their long-term firmware support and low-risk design features, the RCM5600W and RCM5650W offer an easy path to add reliable wireless network connectivity to any system you design.

Both wireless MiniCores offers 802.11b/g connectivity supporting WPA2 Enterprise security, as well as encryption standards such as SSL and AES. Embedded web server capability allows for monitoring and control of devices from remote locations. Both the RCM5600W and RCM5650W can use the firmware update feature which allows for remote firmware updates from virtually anywhere in the world. The RCM5600W Wi-Fi modules are fully compatible with the RCM5700 Ethernet enabled MiniCores, providing greater network deployment and design flexibility.

A Development Kit offers the essential hardware tools and includes the Dynamic C® software development system. The Kit contains a prototyping and interface board with USB connections that will allow you to evaluate and debug the RCM5600W.

Features and Benefits

  • Rabbit® 5000 running at 74 MHz
  • On-board single-chip 802.11b/g transceiver
  • Up to 35 GP I/O lines and six serial ports
  • 1 MB SRAM and 1 MB serial flash memory
  • Built-in web server
  • Certified to meet FCC and other international regulatory requirements
  • Easy-to-use integrated design environment

Applications

  • Data archiving
  • Tank monitoring
  • Automatic meter reading
  • Remote energy management
  • Security and surveillance
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RCM5600W Standard Development Kit
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RCM5600W Deluxe Development Kit
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RCM5600W
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RCM5650W
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20-101-1309
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Development Kits North America: International:  
RCM5600W Standard Development Kit
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101-1284
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RCM5600W Deluxe Development Kit
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Product Options and Accessories North America: International:  
Cable USB A to Mini USB B 1.8m
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540-0099
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MiniCore RCM5600W Interface Board
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20-101-1283
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MiniCore Prototyping Board
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MiniCore Serial Communication Board
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20-101-1253
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MiniCore Digital I/O Board
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20-101-1254
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Antenna Kit, 2.4 - 2.5 GHz with U.FL to RP-SMA connector cable
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Specifications RCM5600W RCM5650W
Features
Microprocessor Rabbit® 5000 @ 74 MHz
EMI Reduction Spectrum spreader for reduced EMI (radiated emissions)
Serial Flash Memory (program) 1MB 4MB
SRAM 1MB
Backup Battery Connection for user-supplied backup battery (to support RTC)
General Purpose I/O Up to 32 parallel digital I/O lines configurable with 4 layers of alternate functions
Additional Inputs Reset in
Additional Outputs Status, reset out
External I/O Bus Can be configured for 8 data lines (shared with parallel I/O lines), plus I/O read/write
Serial Ports 6 high-speed, CMOS-compatible ports:
  • All 6 configurable as asynchronous (with IrDA), 4 as clocked serial (SPI), and 2 as SDLC/HDLC
  • 1 clocked serial port shared with programming port
Serial Rate Maximum asynchronous baud rate = CLK/8
Slave Interface Use the RCM5600W as an intelligent peripheral device slaved to a master processor
Real-Time Clock Yes
Timers Ten 8-bit timers (6 cascadable from the first), one 10-bit timer with 2 match registers, and one 16-bit timer with 4 outputs and 8 set/reset registers
Watchdog/Supervisor Yes
Pulse-Width Modulator 4 channels synchronized PWM with 10-bit counter or 4 channels variable-phase or synchronized PWM with 16-bit counter
Input Capture 2-channel input capture can be used to time input signals from various port pins
Quadrature Decoder 2-channel quadrature decoder accepts inputs from external incremental encoder modules
Power 3.15 V DC (min.) - 3.45 V DC (max.)
625 mA @ 3.3 V while transmitting/receiving
85 mA @ 3.3 V while not transmitting/receiving
Operating Temperature -30° C to +55° C
Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Connectors Edge connectors for interface with 52-pin mini PCI Express socket
Board Size 1.20” × 2.00” × 0.40” (30 mm × 51 mm × 10 mm)
Wi-Fi Specifications
  Region 802.11b 802.11g
Typical Average Antenna Output Power Americas, Japan 19 dBm 15dBm
Other Regions 18 dBm
Compliance 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz

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