New USB WiFi Modem Module Affordably Meets Fastest Wireless Protocols For OEM Purposes

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Radicom Research's USB WiFi Module Supports 802.11b/g/n Standards At Extreme Operating Temperatures.

USB WiFi Modem Modules for OEM's

Radicom Research, a leader in the modem industry, announced today the release of WiFiHU series of USB WiFi modem modules. With the WiFiHU modules, WiFi connectivity can easily be added to virtually any processor-based device. WiFiHU supports the latest wireless standards, including 802.11b/g/n, all through a USB 2.0 interface, at a price normally found for last-generation wireless hardware.

With reliable transmissions, protocol stack and use of 1TX/2RX MIMO antenna technology, these high speed USB wireless devices achieve over-the-air data throughput up to 300Mbps downstream and 150Mbps upstream PHY rates using 40MHz bandwidth or up to 150Mbps downstream and 75Mbps upstream rates using 20MHz.

The WiFiHU is designed for industrial OEM use. It features –40°C to +85°C extended operating temperatures in a small footprint, and it comes with WEP/WPA/WPA2 security protocols to protect the host. Other specifications include firmware/configuration parameters stored in on-board NVRAM and low overall power consumption.

"Most modem modules support 0°C to +70°C. For OEM manufacturers facing hotter or below-freezing temperatures, this simply won't do," says Alex Tsau, VP Operations at Radicom "WiFiHU works in extreme environments, allowing OEM manufacturers to meet the temperature demands of a variety of industries. And with our strong support staff, Radicom always provides fast engineering and manufacturing turnaround to OEM customers."

Radicom's WiFiHU series comes in two models: WiFiHU-a and WiFiHU-c. WiFiHU-a has dual-chip antennas built in to eliminate the need for costly and time-consuming RF development, creating shorter time to market. WiFiHU-c has two U.FL connectors to attach antenna cables and antennas, giving OEM engineers the flexibility to place antennas in locations best suited to their design.

Features:

  • Designed to meet IEEE802.11 b/g/n™ WLAN standards
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperatures
  • USB 2.0 hot swappable interface
  • Compatible with USB1.1 and USB2.0 host controllers
  • Small size: 1.0” x 1.1” x 0.25”(H)
  • Operates in 2.4GHz frequency bands
  • Fast receiver Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
  • 300Mbps receive rate and 150Mbps transmit rate using 40MHz bandwidth
  • 150Mbps receive rate and 75Mbps transmit rate using 20MHz bandwidth
  • 1 x 2 MIMO technology for exceptional reception and throughput
  • WiFi security using WEP, WPA and WPA2
  • 2 chip antennas on board or 2 U.FL TX/RX antenna ports optional
  • LED driver output for visual monitoring of link and activity
  • Windows 2K, XP, Vista, Win7 support
  • Linux 2.4/2.6 support
  • RoHS compliant

Applications:

  • Embedded Systems
  • POS Systems
  • Hand-held Devices
  • Medical Devices
  • IP Cameras
  • Set Top Box
  • Cable Replacement

Pricing & Availability:

WiFiHU-a and WiFiHU-c are available now with prices starting at US$19.00 in quantities of 1,000 pieces. Bulk discounts are available for higher OEM volume requests. Customized OEM specifications and private labeling are welcome.

About Radicom Research, Inc.

Founded in 1993, Radicom Research develops reliable, high quality, simple to implement dial-up and wireless modems, competitively priced. Headquartered in San Jose, California, with offshore manufacturing capabilities.

Radicom specializes in designing and manufacturing embedded modem modules for OEMs. Radicom modifies its award-winning modems to meet specific requirements, and designs custom products to fit special needs.

OEMs and product designers are invited to contact Radicom Research for consultation and help in implementing these state of the art WiFi modem modules to efficiently meet their system applications. Phone: 1-408-383-9006, ext. 112; Fax: 1-408-383-9007; Email: sales(at)radi(dot)com; Website: http://www.radi.com.

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Radicom Research, Inc.
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