Alpha Micro introduces GainSpan dual-band Wi-Fi modules
Alpha Micro introduces GainSpan dual-band Wi-Fi modules for interference-free connectivity in challenging environments.
According to ABI Research, with an increasingly large number of Wi-Fi devices crowding the 2.4GHz band, Wi-Fi users are looking for dual-band products that leverage the 5GHz band given its superior performance in an environment with lots of potential interference. The GS1550M/MD provides a quick, easy and cost-effective way for manufacturers to add dual-band wireless capabilities.
The new GS1550M/MD family consists of two modules: the GS1550M which supports a dual-band stamped antenna and the GS1550MD which supports two dual-band external antennas for antenna diversity. The antenna diversity enhances signal coverage.
A complete solution for 802.11a/b/g/
The modules support data rates up to 150 Mbps, can operate in infrastructure or Limited AP mode and are fully compliant with 802.11a/b/g/
The highly integrated architecture of the family provides effective and dynamic power management. With both a Sleep and Deep Sleep option the modules can be rapidly put to sleep to reduce power consumption without loss of data and can then recover from the Deep Sleep state back to full operation in a few milliseconds. The modules also support a very low-power Standby mode, which reduces power consumption to a few microseconds.
For maximum design reuse, the GS1550M/MD family is pin-and-footprint compatible with the GainSpan’s GS1011M and GS1500M modules, giving device manufacturers the capability to use current designs to add “11a” capabilities. The GS1550M/MD modules are single-sided and designed so they can be easily soldered down on the customer application baseboard.
“Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities as well as factory floors and industrial warehouses create some of the worst environments for Wi-Fi, given all the various devices, obstructions, delay sensitive applications and RF interference found there,” said Christos Papakyriacou, Managing Director, Alpha Micro. “The 5GHz spectrum is unique and effective for overcoming these limits and as a result, it is becoming a ‘must have’ capability for these types of applications.”
The dual-band 802.11a/b/g/
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