USB WiFi Modules Feature Soft AP Support For Easy HotSpot Device Integration



Radicom’s WiFiHU2 Modules Helps OEM Turn Devices Into WiFi Wireless Access Points

Radicom Research, a modem industry leader, is shipping its WiFiHU2 series of USB WiFi modem modules. The WiFiHU2 modules provide easy WiFi connectivity through any processor-based device. With support for the latest wireless standards — including 802.11b/g/n — and USB 2.0 connectivity, the WiFiHU2 offers next-generation WiFi transmission, all at a last-generation price.

“The release of WiFiHU2 modules gives OEM manufacturers cutting-edge technology at an affordable price,” says Alex Tsau, VP of Operations at Radicom Research. “By enabling cost-effective manufacturing, Radicom ensures that wireless technology demands are never compromised by budget.”

The WiFiHU2 features reliable transmissions, protocol stack, and integrated 2TX/2RX MIMO antenna technology for maximum over-the-air throughput of 300Mbps downstream and 300Mbps upstream (PHY rates using 40MHz bandwidth). Optimal analog transceiver performance is achieved through fast receiver Automatic Gain Control (AGC) with synchronous and asynchronous control loops among antennas, antenna diversity functions, and adaptive transmit power control functions.

Designed for industrial OEM use, the WiFiHU2 features low overall power consumption and extreme temperature capabilities (-40°C to +85°C), all in a small footprint. WEP/WPA/WPA2 security protocols ensure host protection and firmware/configuration parameters are stored in on-board NVRAM. Soft AP support transforms any WiFiHU2 device into a WiFi wireless access point, allowing nearby WiFi devices (smartphones, tablet devices, etc.) to connect to the internet.

“As OEMs are our primary customers, Radicom focuses on including more features while maintaining an affordable price point — extreme operating temperatures, Soft AP support, and other innovative features,” says Tsau. “We are a customer-first company, supporting OEM orders for these modules with fast manufacturing turnaround time to fulfill tight deadlines.”

Radicom’s WiFiHU2 series comes in two models: WiFiHU2-a and WiFiHU2-c. The WiFiHU2-a model enables a faster time-to-market with built-in dual-chip antennas, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming RF development. The WiFiHU2-c model offers OEM design flexibility for antenna location using two U.FL connectors to attach antenna cables and antennas. Bulk pricing and custom OEM specifications are available. For more information, visit www.radi.com.

Features:

  • Soft-AP Support
  • Designed to meet IEEE802.11 b/g/nWLAN standards
  • Small size: 1” x 1.1” x 0.25”(H)
  • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature
  • 2 x 2 MIMO technology for exceptional reception and throughput
  • 300Mbps receive PHY rate and 300Mbps transmit PHY rate using 40MHz bandwidth
  • 150Mbps receive PHY rate and 150Mbps transmit PHY rate using 20MHz bandwidth
  • USB 2.0 hot swappable interface
  • Compatible with USB2.0 host controllers
  • Operates in 2.4GHz frequency bands
  • Fast receiver Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
  • WiFi security using WEP, WPA and WPA2
  • 2 U.FL TX/RX antenna ports
  • 2 LED driver outputs for visual monitoring of link and activity
  • Windows 2K, XP, Vista, Win7 support
  • Linux 2.4/2.6/3.0 support
  • RoHS compliant
  • FCC, IC and CE certified

Applications:

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

Pricing & Availability
WiFiHU2-a and WiFiHU2-c are now available 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 are welcome.

About Radicom Research, Inc
Founded in 1993, Radicom Research develops reliable, quality, easily integrated Dialup, WiFi and Bluetooth modem modules at competitive prices. Headquartered in San Jose, California with offshore manufacturing capabilities, Radicom specializes in designing and manufacturing award-winning embedded modem modules for OEM, including design modifications and custom products to meet specific requirements and unique needs.

OEMS and product designers are invited to contact Radicom Research for consultation and assistance in implementing Radicom’s state-of-the-art WiFi modem modules to efficiently meet their system applications.

Contact Information

Radicom Research

2148 Bering Drive
San Jose, CA, 95131
USA

tele: 408-383-9006 x 112
fax: 408-383-9007
sales@radi.com
www.radi.com

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