Overview

Laird compact AC4490 900MHz radio modules replace miles of cable in harsh industrial environments. Using field-proven FHSS technology that needs no additional site licensing*, AC4490s reject interference, enable co-located system operation, provide a full range of output power, and maintain data integrity. The AC4490 features include drop-in installation and a number of on-the-fly control commands, providing OEMs with a versatile interface for any application. They can be used as direct cable replacements, requiring no special host software for communication. All frequency hopping, synchronization, and RF system data transmission/reception is performed by the module. This radio module can achieve open field ranges in excess of 20 miles, has high propogation in the 900 MHz band, and includes options for 1W power transmission and a sensitive low noise amplifier in the receive chain. AC4490 modules are socket-compatible with Laird 2.4GHz AC4424 modules, enabling OEMs to design once and subsequently interchange radios to accommodate new markets, regulations, and environments. Developer tools and comprehensive technical support are available to aid integration. Contact Laird to help you find the best fit for your application.

Note: Some variants of the AC4490 and related DVK and SDK variants 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:

- AC4490-200A- AC4490-200A-485- AC4490-200M-485- AC4490LR-200M- AC4490LR-RCVR

Specifications

Security
One byte System ID. 56-bit DES encryption key
Wireless Specification
900 MHz FHSS
Chipset (Wireless)
TI CC1010
Channels
3 Channel Sets comprising 56 total channels.
Connector Type
SDIO
Dimension (Height - mm)
5 mm
Dimension (Length - mm)
49 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
42 mm
Frequency
902 - 928 MHz
Interface (Serial)
3.3V TTL UART baud rates from 1200 bps to 115,200 bps
Logical Interfaces
20-pin mini connector
Max Transmit Power
N/A
Protocols
FHSS Wireless Protocol
Weight
< 0.75 oz (< 21 g)
Antenna Options Channels Output Power Connector Type Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Encryption Receive Sensitivity Compliance Weight Operating Humidity Input Power Logical Interfaces Network Architecture Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Security Storage Humidity Range Wireless Specification Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min)
AC4490-1000M External antenna with MMCX plug 2 Channel Sets 743 mW typical Conducted (no antenna), 1486 mW typical EIRP (3 dBi gain antenna) 20 Pin Interface Connector 76.8 Kbps 5.08 mm 48.26 mm 41.91 mm 56-bit Data Encryption Standard (DES) -100 dBm FCC / IC Modular Approval < 0.75 oz (< 21 g) 10% - 90% VCC: 3.3 – 5.5 V ±50 mV ripple VPA: 3.3 ±3%, ±100 mV ripple SDIO AC4490 transceivers can operate in Point-to-Point Point-to-Multipoint, Client-Server, or Peer-to-Peer architecture. 100% Rx: 30 mA 100% Tx: 1300 mA FHSS Wireless Protocol One byte System ID. 56-bit DES encryption key 10% - 90% Up to 20 miles 900 MHz FHSS 902 – 928 MHz 928 MHz 902 MHz
Antenna Options Channels Output Power Connector Type Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Encryption Receive Sensitivity Compliance Weight Operating Humidity Input Power Network Architecture Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Security Storage Humidity Range Wireless Specification Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min)
AC4490-200M External antenna with MMCX plug 3 Channel Sets 100 mW typical Conducted (no antenna), 200 mW typical EIRP (3 dBi gain antenna) 20 Pin Interface Connector 76.8 Kbps 5.08 mm 48.26 mm 41.91 mm 56-bit Data Encryption Standard (DES) -100 dBm FCC / IC Modular Approval < 0.75 oz (< 21 g) 10% - 90% VCC: 3.3 – 5.5 V, ±50 mV ripple VPA: 3.3 – 5.5 V, ±50 mV ripple AC4490 transceivers can operate in Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, Client-Server, or Peer-to-Peer architecture. 100% Rx: 30 mA 100% Tx: 106 mA FHSS Wireless Protocol One byte System ID. 56-bit DES encryption key 10% - 90% Up to 4 miles 900 MHz FHSS 902 – 928 MHz 928 MHz 902 MHz
Antenna Options Channels Output Power Connector Type Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Encryption Receive Sensitivity Compliance Weight Operating Humidity Input Power Network Architecture Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Security Storage Humidity Range Wireless Specification Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min)
AC4490LR-1000M External antenna with MMCX plug 2 Channel Sets 743 mW typical Conducted (no antenna), 1486 mW typicalEIRP (3 dBi gain antenna) 20 Pin Interface Connector 76.8 Kbps 5.08 mm 48.26 mm 41.91 mm 56-bit Data Encryption Standard (DES) -110 dBm FCC / IC Modular Approval < 0.75 oz (< 21 g) 10% - 90% VCC: 3.3 – 5.5 V ±50 mV ripple VPA: 3.3 ±3%, ±100 mV ripple AC4490 transceivers can operate in Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, Client-Server, or Peer-to-Peer architecture. 100% Rx: 30 mA 100% Tx: 1300 mA FHSS Wireless Protocol One byte System ID. 56-bit DES encryption key 10% - 90% Up to 40 miles 900 MHz FHSS 902 – 928 MHz 928 MHz 902 MHz
Antenna Options Channels Output Power Connector Type Data Rate Dimension (Height - mm) Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Encryption Receive Sensitivity Compliance Weight Operating Humidity Input Power Network Architecture Power Consumption (Rx) Power Consumption (Tx) Protocols Security Storage Humidity Range Wireless Specification Frequency Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range (Min)
DVK-AC4490LR-1000M External antenna with MMCX plug 2 Channel Sets 743 mW typical Conducted (no antenna), 1486 mW typical EIRP (3 dBi gain antenna) 20 Pin Interface Connector 76.8 Kbps 5.08 mm 48.26 mm 41.91 mm 56-bit Data Encryption Standard (DES) -110 dBm FCC / IC Modular Approval < 0.75 oz (< 21 g) 10% - 90% VCC: 3.3 – 5.5 V ±50 mV ripple VPA: 3.3 ±3%, ±100 mV ripple AC4490 transceivers can operate in Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, Client-Server, or Peer-to-Peer architecture. 100% Rx: 30 mA 100% Tx: 1300 mA FHSS Wireless Protocol One byte System ID. 56-bit DES encryption key 10% - 90% Up to 40 miles 900 MHz FHSS 902 – 928 MHz 928 MHz 902 MHz

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Application Note - Enabling the Security Pane in the RAMP Configuration Utility All Application Note 03-01-19
Application Note - Repeater Set-up All Application Note 03-01-19
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Updates - May 2017 All Certification 03-01-19
RoHSII - EU WEEE Compliance BT RAMP v1 7 All Certification 03-01-19
Hardware Integration Guide - AC4490 All Documentation 03-01-19
User Guide - AC4490 All Documentation 03-01-19
User Guide - RAMP-AC Development Kit All Documentation 03-01-19
Application Note - Sync to Channel - AC4490 All Documentation 03-01-19
EOL - RAMP - Nov-15-2015 All Documentation 03-01-19
Product Brief - RAMP Development Kits All Datasheet 03-01-19
Product Brief - AC4490 All Datasheet 03-01-19
Laird Configuration and Test Utility Software - RAMP Modules All Documentation 03-01-19
RAMP Config Tool v6.07.zip All Software 01-17-19
ConnexLinkConfigWizard v2.1.msi All Software 01-17-19
WirelessSerialDeviceDriverInstall.zip All Software 01-17-19
Zigbee RF Diagnostics Suite AC4490 Download.zip All Software 01-17-19