CL4490 Series

Recommended for New Design (RND)

Overview

ConnexLinkTM stand-alone radio modules set up in minutes to virtually cut the cables between serial devices. Their flexibility and competitive price allow users to quickly upgrade wired terminals to cordless operation in industrial commercial and residential applications. Each unit is small and easily portable for use in mobile and temporary settings as well as for fixed installations. Optional software enables custom configurations based on user needs. ConnexLink implements a proprietary communication protocol to provide secure local data transmissions. Because it uses FHSS technology the data remains reliable over distances of up to four miles line-of sight. Use of license-free frequency bands ensures that units are ready to use with no further certification requirements.

For first-time configuration of ConnexLink, download the ConnexLink Setup Wizard.

Note:  Some variants of the CL4490 have reached end of production and are available on a limited basis only. Find the End of Life Announcement in the Documentation tab below. Only the following part numbers are affected:- CL4490-200-02- CL4490-200-05- CL4490-200-07- CL4490-200-08- CL4490-200-485

Specifications

Wireless Specification
900 MHz FHSS
Chipset (Wireless)
TI CC1010
Antenna Options
Dipole; RPSMA jack (female)
Connector Type
RS232,RS485
Dimension (Height - mm)
35.56 mm
Dimension (Length - mm)
111.76 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
68.58 mm
Frequency
902 – 928 MHz (US/Canada)
915 – 928 MHz (Australia, US/Canada)
Logical Interfaces
RS232 or RS485
Max Transmit Power
N/A
Network Architecture
Server/Client
Power Supply
AC transformer to 7.5Vdc via 6 foot cable (183cm)
Product Benefits
• Durable industrial-grade enclosure<br/>• Transmits around corners through walls<br/>• Point-to-point & point-to-multipoint setups<br/>• Ranges up to 4 miles<br/>• Simple USB connection to PC
Protocols
FHSS Wireless Protocol
Security
One byte System ID. 56-bit DES encryption key
Weight
< 6 oz (< 170 g)
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Antenna Options Channels Compliance Connector Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Input Power Max Transmit Power Network Architecture Operating Humidity Output Power Power Consumption Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
CL4490-1000-232 Cable Replacement System Proprietary RF (9xx MHz) Connexlink Setup Wizard Hosted TI CC1010 External RS232 902 MHz 928 MHz Dipole; RPSMA jack (female) Up to 32 in U.S. FCC RS232 Up to 115.2 kbps 35.56 mm 111.76 mm 68.58 mm 7Vdc to 18Vdc + 28 dBm Server/Client 10 to 90% (non-condensing) Conducted: 743mW. EIRP: 1486mW 400 mA @ 12V DC FHSS Wireless Protocol Up to 20 miles (32 km) -100 dBm < 6 oz (< 170 g) 900 MHz FHSS
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Antenna Options Channels Compliance Connector Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Input Power Max Transmit Power Network Architecture Operating Humidity Output Power Power Consumption Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
CL4490-1000-232-SP Cable Replacement System Proprietary RF (9xx MHz) Connexlink Setup Wizard Hosted TI CC1010 External RS232 902 MHz 928 MHz Dipole; RPSMA jack (female) 40 channels on 2 channel sets FCC RS232 76.8 Kbps fixed 35.56 mm 111.76 mm 68.58 mm 7-18 VDC 400 mA Conducted: 743 mW typical, EIRP: 1486 mW typical Server/Client 10 to 90% (non-condensing) Conducted: 743mW. EIRP: 1486mW 400 mA @ 12V DC FHSS Wireless Protocol Up to 20 miles (32 km) -100dBm typical @ 76.8 Kbps RF Data Rate < 6 oz (< 170 g) 900 MHz FHSS
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Antenna Options Channels Compliance Connector Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Input Power Max Transmit Power Network Architecture Operating Humidity Output Power Power Consumption Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
CL4490-1000-485 Cable Replacement System Proprietary RF (9xx MHz) Connexlink Setup Wizard Hosted TI CC1010 External RS485 902 MHz 928 MHz Dipole; RPSMA jack (female) Up to 32 in U.S. FCC RS485 Up to 115.2 kbps 35.56 mm 111.76 mm 68.58 mm 7Vdc to 18Vdc + 28 dBm Server/Client 10 to 90% (non-condensing) Conducted: 743mW. EIRP: 1486mW 400 mA @ 12V DC FHSS Wireless Protocol Up to 20 miles (32 km) -100 dBm < 6 oz (< 170 g) 900 MHz FHSS
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Antenna Options Channels Compliance Connector Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Input Power Max Transmit Power Network Architecture Operating Humidity Output Power Power Consumption Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
CL4490-1000-485-SP Cable Replacement System Proprietary RF (9xx MHz) Connexlink Setup Wizard Hosted TI CC1010 External RS485 902 MHz 928 MHz Dipole; RPSMA jack (female) Up to 32 in U.S. FCC RS485 Up to 115.2 kbps 35.56 mm 111.76 mm 68.58 mm 7Vdc to 18Vdc + 28 dBm Server/Client 10 to 90% (non-condensing) Conducted: 743mW. EIRP: 1486mW 400 mA @ 12V DC FHSS Wireless Protocol Up to 20 miles (32 km) -100 dBm < 6 oz (< 170 g) 900 MHz FHSS
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Antenna Options Channels Compliance Connector Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Input Power Max Transmit Power Network Architecture Operating Humidity Output Power Power Consumption Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
CL4490-1000-PRO Cable Replacement System Proprietary RF (9xx MHz) Connexlink Setup Wizard Hosted TI CC1010 External RS232, RS422, RS485 902 MHz 928 MHz Dipole; RPSMA jack (female) Up to 32 in U.S. FCC RS232 Up to 115.2 kbps 35.56 mm 111.76 mm 68.58 mm 7Vdc to 28Vdc + 28 dBm Server/Client 10 to 90% (non-condensing) Conducted: 743mW. EIRP: 1486mW 400 mA @ 12V DC FHSS Wireless Protocol Up to 20 miles (32 km) -100 dBm < 6 oz (< 170 g) 900 MHz FHSS
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Antenna Options Channels Compliance Connector Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Input Power Max Transmit Power Network Architecture Operating Humidity Output Power Power Consumption Protocols Range Receive Sensitivity Weight Wireless Specification
CL4490-1000-PRO-SP Cable Replacement System Proprietary RF (9xx MHz) Connexlink Setup Wizard Hosted TI CC1010 External RS232, RS422, RS485 902 MHz 928 MHz Dipole; RPSMA jack (female) Up to 32 in U.S. FCC RS232 Up to 115.2 kbps 35.56 mm 111.76 mm 68.58 mm 7Vdc to 27Vdc + 28 dBm Server/Client 10 to 90% (non-condensing) 1000mW variable 400 mA @ 12V DC FHSS Wireless Protocol Up to 10 km (6.2 miles) -99 dB @ full RF data rate < 6 oz (< 170 g) 900 MHz FHSS

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Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Application Note - Enabling the Security Pane in the RAMP Configuration Utility All Application Note 03/01/2019
Application Note - Repeater Set-up All Application Note 03/01/2019
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017 All Certification 10/30/2020
RoHSII - EU WEEE Compliance BT RAMP v1 8 All Certification 07/12/2019
User Guide - CL4490.pdf All Documentation 01/17/2019
Application Note - Force 9600 Baud for ConnexLinks All Documentation 03/01/2019
Datasheet (Hardware Integration Guide) - CL4490.pdf All Datasheet 08/01/2019
EOL - ConnexLink - Nov-15-2015 All Documentation 03/01/2019
Product Brief - ConnexLink All Brochure 06/05/2019
Laird Configuration and Test Utility Software - RAMP Modules All Documentation 03/01/2019
RAMP PCN 13A PS v1.0 All Documentation 03/01/2019
Zigbee RF Diagnostics Suite AC4490 Download.zip All Software 01/17/2019
RAMP Config Tool v6.07.zip All Software 01/17/2019
ConnexLinkConfigWizard v2.1.msi All Software 01/17/2019
WirelessSerialDeviceDriverInstall.zip All Software 01/17/2019

FAQ

Do any of the RAMP products support XON-XOFF?

Xon-Xoff is not supported on any of our RAMP products. Flow control (handshaking) uses hardware RTS and CTS.

I have TX API/RX API enabled on my RM024/AC4490/AC4790/CL4490/CL4790 and I'm seeing errors when I run the Range Test, why?

The API features in the RAMP radios allow for dynamically addressing packets (TX API), getting the sender's information when receiving a packet (RX API), and knowing when a packet was successfully transmitted (Send Data Complete). TX API and RX API both append a header to transmitted or received data while Send Data Complete is a separate message that gets sent to the transmitting radio's host when the packet that was transmitted is received successfully at the other end. The Laird Configuration and Test Utility Range Test does not account for these additional headers or packets when 'Create Data' is used in the 'Transmit Packet Selection' field. It will not append headers to the transmitted data so if TX API is enabled all packets for transmission will be tossed because of the lack of a header. It will not account for the additional header that is added to the received packet when RX API is enabled so all packets received will be received as "Data Error". It will not account for the extra packet sent to the transmitting radio's Host when Send Data Complete is enabled so anytime this message is sent it will be seen as a "Data Error".  In order to work with the API features on the RAMP radios you should use the scripting feature to write an API script and load it in the 'Transmit Packet Selection' field as 'Load File'.

More information about scripting can be found in Appendix 1 of the Laird Configuration and Test Utility Software - RAMP Modules.pdf

 

Why am I not seeing LINK light on my CL4490 when it is configured as a Server?

We recommend you check the Configurations of the Server using the Configuration Utility to verify whether the Sync to Channel feature as been enabled. Sync to channel is used when there are collocated systems to enable the servers of the systems to sync with each other so that they do not occupy the same frequency at the same time. If Sync to Channel is enabled but not in use (no collocated systems), not correctly configured to select the correct "Hop Master", or the Hop Master is not powered on and in range, the Server's LINK light will not light up and the networks will not communicate.

If not using Sync to Channel this feature should be disabled. If Sync to Channel is required for collocated systems please reference Appendix II of the CL4490 User Guide for additional information about the correct configurations when using this feature and ensure the Hop Master is powered on and in range.