Akron, Ohio Summit Data Communications, Inc. announced a series of 802.11g WiFi modules designed specifically for integration into application-specific devices (ASDs) like portable data terminals, bar code scanners, portable printers, medical devices, and industrial equipment. The modules are designed to provide the performance, security, and software features required for reliable operation in business-critical ASDs and their environments.
The 10G family of compact flash (CF) and PCMCIA (PC card) adapters come with a software suite that includes device drivers, integrated security software, and an application for monitoring and managing radio and security parameters.
Based on Broadcom® 54g® technology, the modules use high-performance transmitters and receivers that provide the greatest possible operating range. The modules provide up to 80 milliwatts (mW) of transmit power, which is 40% greater than mainstream radios.
To allow for operation under the extreme temperatures, the modules provide an operating temperature range of -30 to 75deg C (-22 to 167deg F). With an advanced power circuit, the SDC-CF10G and PC10G consume 175 milliamps (mA) of power in receive mode and 10 mA when in idle mode, which is approximately one third less than most 802.11g radios.
The 10G family supports WiFi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i). The radios provide hardware acceleration for the encryption algorithms used by WEP, TKIP (WPA), and AES (WPA2). For mutual authentication of client device and network, the products support IEEE 802.1X with pre-shared keys or any of a broad range of Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types. Supported authentication credentials include logon passwords, one-time passwords, and digital certificates.
The software suite for the Summit CF and PC Card modules supports Microsoft Windows CE Version 4.2 and 5.0 as well as Pocket PC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0. (Support for Windows XP Embedded is planned for June.)
The SDC-CF10G 802.11g compact flash module is priced at $89. The SDC-PC10G 802.11g PCMCIA module is priced at $109. Both devices are available now in sample quantities with volume quantities available in June, 2006. A software developers kit should be available in Q3 2006.Click here for the data sheet.
Summit Data Communications, Inc.,
+1 866-434-4300, www.summitdatacom.com