Connect One's Nano WiReach USB is a miniature WiFi module that brings wireless connectivity to consumer devices not originally intended to support wireless functionality. Because integrated CPU and memory manage the wireless LAN functions on module, Nano WiReach boasts robust, high-speed, 802.11n-compliant wireless LAN for home gateways, set-top boxes, gaming consoles, printers, medical devices and other products.
Nano WiReach USB is a fully compliant, fully certified WiFi module that operates at high-performance speeds at a single-digit price point. With host-offload capability, this wireless LAN module delivers PHY rates of up to 150 Mbps. Autonomous, seamless operation transparently supports a number of features designed to boost performance, such as internal diversity switch that selects antenna 1 or 2 for baseband signal processing as well as WPA2 security with WEP, TKIP and AES encryption in hardware.
Nano WiReach USB comes with full developer support. It has a full driver support package for Linux, Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP, enabling complete compatibility and flexibility for the product designer. Nano WiReach USB is fully compliant with IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11i and 802.11n. With simple integration via a 4-pin header for the USB interface, Connect One claims this module cuts months off the design cycle of a wireless product. A broad temperature range of 0° to 70°C (32° to 158°F), RoHS compliance, and small size (3.0 x 1.5 x 8.8 cm) all contribute to Nano WiReach USB’s easy implementation.
Availability and Evaluation Board
Nano WiReach USB will be available in April 2012 for production for under $10 per unit. The II-EVB-410 evaluation board, priced at $160, provides an easy environment for developing applications and testing Nano WiReach USB. For more information about Nano WiReach USB, visit www.connectone.com.