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Pluggable 802.11g SDIO Module in an Innovative Form Factor

The MSD10G provides all key Laird hardware and software in a Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) module, The MSD10G is ideal for integration in application specific devices like portable data terminals, portable printers and medical devices. Hardware innovations enable the MSD10G module to provide far greater performance and range than WLAN radio modules designed for office and consumer applications while minimizing power consumption and allowing for operation in challenging environments.

Download MSD10G Hardware Integration Guide (PDF) (version 2.1, 10/23/13)

System Interface
  • 16-bit Compact Flash Type I with 50-pin connector
  • 60-pin connector (mates to Molex connector 555560-0607)
 
Antenna Interface 2 U.FL (Hirose) connectors for antenna diversity
Chipset Broadcom BCM4318E
Input Power Requirements 3.3 VDC +/- 10%
Typical Power Consumption (at maximum transmit power setting)
  • Transmit: 440 mA (1320 mW) 
  • Receive: 180 mA (594 mW) 
  • Standby: 10 mA (33 mW) 
 
Operating Temperature -30° to 85°C (-22° to 185°F)
Operating Humidity 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Length 32 mm (1.26 in.)
Width 22 mm (0.87 in.)
Thickness 3.5 mm (0.14 in.)
Weight 9g (0.3 oz.)
Mounting 60 pin connector
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 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i
Data Rates Supported
  • 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 (Japan):
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.495 GHz
    KC (Japan):
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.483 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) 
 

Transmit Power Settings









Maximum transmit power will vary according to individual country regulations.  

All values nominal, +/-2 dBm  

    DSSS:
  • 18 dBm (63 mW)
  • 17 dBm (50 mW)
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
    OFDM:
  • 18 dBm (63 mW)
  • 17 dBm (50 mW)
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
 
Typical Receiver Sensitivity
  • 1 Mbps:-96 dBm 
  • 2 Mbps:-95 dBm 
  • 5.5 Mbps:-94 dBm 
  • 6 Mbps:-94 dBm 
  • 9 Mbps:-91 dBm 
  • 11 Mbps:-90 dBm 
  • 12 Mbps:-88 dBm 
  • 18 Mbps:-86 dBm 
  • 24 Mbps:-83 dBm 
  • 36 Mbps:-78 dBm 
  • 48 Mbps:-76 dBm 
  • 54 Mbps:-75 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
  • Windows Mobile 2003
  • Windows CE 6.0 R2 and R3
  • Windows CD 6.0
  • Windows CE 5.0
  • Windows CE 4.2
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Embedded
 
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 Cisco_Compatible_35x30Cisco Compatible Extensions (Version 4)
Warranty Limited Lifetime 

All specifications are subject to change without notice 

The MSD10G 802.11g compliant Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) radio module shares the same hardware and substantially the same software as the MCF10G 802.11g compliant Compact Flash (CF) radio module. A single passive component is moved by the manufacturer to select between the SDIO and CF interfaces.

Regulatory Certifications

All ETSI, FCC and MIC (formerly TELEC) formal test reports, certifications, and grants for the MCF10G are applicable to the MSD10G. Please review the MCF10G certificaton information page for detailed information on existing certifications and how your organization can leverage them.


Wi-Fi Alliance

Laird had received an Embedded Client Certification for the following standards: 802.11b, 802.11g, WPA (both personal and enterprise) and WPA2/802.11i (bother personal and enterprise). For those host devices which include the MSD10G, 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 unless they themselves are a Wi-Fi Alliance member.

Device vendors who are members of the Wi-Fi Alliance may also choose to secure a Wi-Fi Alliance certification for their specific device. In this case, the vendor may not leverage the test data or certification for the Laird device. The vendor can, however, use the MSD10G test plan as a template, modifying it as necessary for the capabilities of their particular device. By leveraging Laird's "pre-approved" Wi-Fi software and test plan, the vendor has a greater assurance that their actual testing will result in an end device certification. Laird will provide consultative services to those vendors who choose to pursue a Wi-Fi Alliance certification for their Laird Wi-Fi equipped devices.


Cisco Compatible Extensions

Laird is a member of the Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) program and has a direct license from Cisco for intellectual property relating to the various cersions of the CCX specifications. Laird has submitted the MSD10G 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 MSD10G, 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 MSD10G 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 MSD10G enabled device for CCX compliance testing to the version 4 test plan for ASDs. By leveraging Laird's "pre-approved" Wi-Fi software and by testing to the same plan, the vendor has a greater assurance that their actual testing will result in an end device compliance. Laird will provide consultative services to those vendors who choose to pursue CCX compliance for their Laird Wi-Fi equipped devices.

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Warranty Statement

Laird Technologies warrants to the original end user customer of its products that its products are free from defects in material and workmanship. Subject to the conditions and limitations set forth below, Laird Technologies will, at its option, either repair or replace any part of its products that prove defective by reason of improper workmanship or materials. Repaired parts or replacement products will be provided by Laird Technologies on an exchange basis, and will be either new or refurbished to be functionally equivalent to new. If Laird Technologies is unable to repair or replace the product, it will refund the current value of the product at the time the warranty claim is made.

This limited warranty does not cover any damage to this product that results from improper installation, accident, abuse, misuse, natural disaster, insufficient or excessive electrical supply, abnormal mechanical or environmental conditions, or any unauthorized disassembly, repair, or modification. This limited warranty also does not apply to any product on which the original identification information has been altered, obliterated or removed, has not been handled or packaged correctly, has been sold as second-hand or has been resold.

This limited warranty covers only repair, replacement or refund for defective Laird Technologies products, as provided above. Laird Technologies is not liable for, and does not cover under warranty, any loss of data or any costs associated with determining the source of system problems or removing, servicing or installing Laird Technologies products. This warranty excludes 3rd party software, connected equipment or stored data. In the event of a claim, Laird Technologies' sole obligation shall be replacement of the hardware.

Duration

This limited warranty applies only to the original end user customer of the product. This limited warranty is non-transferable. This limited warranty is in force for the useful lifetime of the original end product into which the Laird Technologies product is installed. Useful lifetime of the original end product may vary but is not to exceed five (5) years from the original date of the end product purchase. Any repair, component replacement or modification to the original product constitutes the end of the lifetime of the end product as defined here.

Eligibility

Warranty on Laird Technologies products are only applicable if the parts were purchased from Laird Technologies authorized OEMs/distributors/resellers or directly from Laird Technologies.

Limitations

The following parts are not covered by this warranty:

  • Products without the label containing Laird Technologies' serial number or MAC address
  • Products that are purchased from other end users
  • Products that Laird Technologies determines were not purchased through Laird Technologies authorized OEMs/distributors/resellers or directly from Laird Technologies
  • All EOL claims to return back to point of purchase or respective distributors.

Disclaimer

The foregoing is the complete warranty for Laird Technologies products and supersedes all other warranties and representations, whether oral or written. Except as expressly set forth above, no other warranties are made with respect to Laird Technologies products and Laird Technologies expressly disclaims all warranties not stated herein, including, to the extent permitted by applicable law, any warranty that may exist under national, state, provincial or local law including but not limited to any implied warranty of non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. All warranties, whether express or implied, are limited to the periods of time set forth above. 

Laird Technologies products are not authorized for use as critical components in life support equipment or for applications in which the failure or malfunction of the products would create a situation in which personal injury or death is likely to occur. Laird Technologies shall not be liable for the death of any person or any loss, injury or damage to persons or property by use of Laird Technologies products.

Laird Technologies' total liability under this or any other warranty, express or implied, is limited to repair, replacement or refund. Repair, replacement or refund are the sole and exclusive remedies for breach of warranty or any other legal theory. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Laird Technologies shall not be liable to the purchaser or end user customer of a Laird Technologies product for any damages, expenses, lost data, lost revenues, lost savings, lost profits, or any other incidental or consequential damages arising from the purchase, use or inability to use the Laird Technologies product, even if Laird Technologies has been advised of the possibility of such damages.