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Market-Proven 802.11g PCMCIA Card

NOTE: PC20G EOL Announcement (December 2013)

 

The PC20G provides all key Laird hardware and software capabilities in the time-tested PCMCIA (PC Card) form factor. As a result, the PC20G is ideal for integration into legacy application specific devices like portable data terminals, portable printers and medical devices.

 

System Interface 16-bit PCMCIA Type II with 68-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 0 dBi Gain Diversity Omnidirectional
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 104 mm (4.1 in.)
Width 54 mm (2.1 in.)
Thickness Card Body: 5 mm (0.2 in.)

Antenna: 7 mm (0.3 in.)  

Weight 43 g (1.5 oz.)
Mounting
  • 68 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 802.11b, 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)
 
2.4 GHz Frequency Bands
    ETSI:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
    FCC:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.473 GHz
    MIC:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.4897 GHz
 
2.4 GHz Operating Channels
  • ETSI:13 (3 non-overlapping) 
  • FCC:11 (3 non-overlapping) 
  • MIC:14 (4 non-overlapping) 
 
Transmit Power Settings











Maximum transmit power will vary according to individual country regulations. All values nominal, +/-2 dBm  
    DSSS:
  • 19 dBm (80 mW)
  • 17 dBm (50 mW)
  • 15 dBm (30 mW)
  • 10 dBm (10 mW)
  • 0 dBm (1 mW)
    OFDM:
  • 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 
 
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 Mobile 2003
  • Windows CE 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_35x30 Cisco Compatible Extensions (Version 4)
Warranty Limited Lifetime 

All specifications are subject to change without notice 

From a user's perspective, the PC20G is a PCMCIA module. From a regulatory and certification perspective, the PC20G is the same core product (with identical radio performance) as the CF10G.

Regulatory Certifications

All ETSI, FCC, Industry Canada, and MIC (formerly TELEC) certifications for the CF10G are applicable to the PC20G. Please review the CF10G certification information page for detailed information on existing certifications and how your organization can leverage them.


Wi-Fi Certification

Additionally, Laird has secured Wi-Fi Alliance certification for the PC20G as a "Dependent Product" of the CF10G.


CCX Certification

The PC20G is compliant for Cisco Compatible Extensions Version 4 (CCX V4). Contact Laird wireless support for information on how you can earn the Cisco Compatible seal for any device that uses the PC20G.


RoHS Compliance

Like all Laird devices, the PC20G is fully compliant with the 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.

Location Phone Number Email

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

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Hong Kong +852-2923-0610 (Sales)
+852-2923-0609 (Support)
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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.