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Market-Proven Dual-Band PCMCIA Module

*The PC10AG has reached end of production and is available on a limited basis only. 

The PC10AG provides all key Laird hardware and software capabilities in time-tested PCMCIA (PC Card) form factor. This dual band radio module operates in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands supporting IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. As a result, the CF10G is ideal for integration into legacy mobile devices like handheld and vehicle mounted mobile computers, medical devices, and portable printers.

System Interface 16-bit Compact Flash Type I with 50-pin connector

Note: This card is not designed for operation in the CF slot on standard laptop and desktop PCs. For these devices, Laird Technologies suggests using the PC20G in the PC Card (PCMCIA) or CardBus slot found on most laptops and desktops.  
Antenna Interface 4 Hirose U.FL connectors for dual band antenna diversity
Chipset Broadcom BCM4318E
Input Power Requirements 3.3 VDC +/- 10%
Typical Power Consumption (at maximum transmit power setting)
  • Transmit:440 mA (1320mW) 
  • Receive:180 mA (594mW) 
  • Standby:10 mA (33 mW) 
 
Operating Temperature -30° to 85°C (-22° to 185°F)
Operating Humidity 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Length 85.6 mm (3.3")
Width 54 mm (2.13")
Thickness 5 mm (0.2")
Weight 30g (1.0 oz)
Mounting
  • 50 pin connector
  • Through Hole

    Note: Laird Technologies recommends that the mounting holes be connected to the mating circuit board with conductive screws that connect to the ground plane of the main circuit board. This is helpful in reducing radiating emissions below 1GHz that are a common occurrence in high-speed electrical circuits. 
 
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 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i
Data Rates Supported
  • 802.11a (OFDM): 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
  • 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)
 
2.4 GHz Frequency Bands
    ETSI:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
    FCC:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.473 GHz
    MIC (Japan):
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.4897 GHz
 
5 GHz Frequency Bands
    ETSI:
  • 5.15 GHz to 5.35 GHz
  • 5.47 GHz to 5.725 GHz
    FCC:
  • 5.15 GHz to 5.35 GHz
  • 5.47 GHz to 5.725 GHz
  • 5.725 GHz to 5.82 GHz
    MIC (Japan):
  • 5.15 GHz to 5.35 GHz
 
2.4 GHz Operating Channels
  • ETSI: 13 (3 non-overlapping)
  • FCC: 11 (3 non-overlapping)
  • MIC: 14 (4 non-overlapping)
 
5 GHz Operating Channels
  • ETSI: 19 non-overlapping
  • FCC: 23 non-overlapping
  • MIC: 8 non-overlapping
 
Transmit Power Settings











Maximum transmit power will vary according to individual country regulations. All values nominal, +/-2 dBm  
    802.11a:
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
    802.11b:
  • 18 dBm (63 mW)
  • 17 dBm (50 mW)
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
    802.11g:
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
 
Typical Receiver Sensitivity
    802.11a:
  • 6 Mbps:-85 dBm 
  • 9 Mbps:-84 dBm 
  • 12 Mbps:-83 dBm 
  • 18 Mbps:-80 dBm 
  • 24 Mbps:-76 dBm 
  • 36 Mbps:-73 dBm 
  • 48 Mbps:-70 dBm 
  • 54 Mbps:-65 dBm (PER <= 10%) 
    802.11b
  • 1 Mbps:-96 dBm 
  • 2 Mbps:-95 dBm 
  • 5.5 Mbps:-94 dBm 
  • 11 Mbps:-90 dBm (PER <= 10%) 
    802.11g
  • 6 Mbps:-94 dBm 
  • 9 Mbps:-91 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 6.0
  • Windows Mobile 5.0
  • Windows CE 6.0
  • Windows CE 5.0
  • Windows CE 4.2
  • Windows Mobile 2003
  • 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  Wi-Fi CertifiedWi-Fi Alliance: Cisco_Compatible_35x30Cisco Compatible Extensions (Version 4)   
Warranty Limited Lifetime 

All specifications are subject to change without notice 

From a user's perspective, the PC10AG is a PCMCIA radio module. From a regulatory and certification perspective, the PC10AG is the CF10AG Compact Flash module inserted into a Compact Flash to PCMCIA adapter.

Regulatory Certifications

All ETSI, FCC, Industry Canada, and MIC (formerly TELEC) certifications for the CF10AG are applicable to the PC10AG. Additionally, Laird has secured Wi-Fi Alliance certification for the PC10AG as a "Dependent Product" of the CF10AG. Please review the CF10AG certification information page for detailed information on existing certifications and how your organization can leverage them.


Wi-Fi Alliance

Laird has secured Wi-Fi Alliance certification for the PC10AG as a "Dependent Product" of the CF10AG.


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 versions of the CCX specifications. Laird has submitted the PC10AG 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 PC10AG, 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 PC10AG 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 PC10AG 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 end device compliance. Laird will provide consultative services to those vendors who choose to pursue CCX compliance for their Laird Wi-Fi equipped devices.


RoHS Compliance

Like all Laird devices, the PC10AG is fully compliant with European Union Directive 2011/65/EU or Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as per our Declaration of Compliance.

If any additional information or guidance is required, please contact the Laird wireless certifications group via email or by telephone at 330.434.7929 .

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Americas +1-800-492-2320 WirelessInfo@lairdtech.com

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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.