60-2230C Wi-Fi Module

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Overview

Powered by the powerful Marvell 88W8997 chipset, Laird Connectivity’s 60-2230C Series Wi-Fi + Bluetooth modules achieve the best possible connectivity and performance in any RF environment. With industry-leading software, broad OS support, and M.2 form factor, Laird Connectivity’s 60 Series offers flexibility to meet your needs. The 60 Series introduces 802.11ac, 2x2 MU-MIMO, and Bluetooth 5.1 on one low-power module, delivering future-ready cutting edge technology for your product. Building on the security and robustness inherited from Laird Connectivity’s expertise in its 40, 45, and 50 Series modules means ultra-high data rates, improved performance, and the most reliable wireless in crucial applications such as medical and industrial.

Specifications

Wi-Fi Spec
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Dimension (Length - mm)
22 mm
Dimension (Width - mm)
30 mm
Dimension (Height - mm)
3.3 mm
BT Capable
5.1
Antenna Options
2x U. FL
Chipset (Wireless)
Marvell 88W8997
Compliance
Certifications and approvals for FCC (USA), IC (Canada), ETSI (Europe), KCC (Korea), Giteki (Japan), RCM (AUS/NZ)
Connector Type
M.2 Connector (2230 E-Key)
Data Rate
1,2,3 Mbps
Encryption
WEP, TKIP, AES
Frequency
2.4 GHz to 2.495, 5.15 GHz to 5.825 GHz (including DFS)
Frequency Range (Max)
5825
Frequency Range (Min)
2400
Operating Humidity
10 to 90% humidity (non-condensing)
Operating Systems Supported
Android / Linux
Operating Temp - Max (°C)
85 °C
Operating Temp - Min (°C)
-30 °C
Protocols
Wi-Fi Media Access Protocol
Security
WEP, WPA, WPA2
Spatial Streams
2 (2x2-MIMO)
Wireless Specification
802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.1
Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Dimension (Height - mm) Wi-Fi Interfaces BT Interfaces Antenna Options Connector Type
ST60-2230C-P 22 mm 30 mm 3.3 mm PCIE UART 2x U. FL M.2 Connector (2230 E-Key)
Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Dimension (Height - mm) Wi-Fi Interfaces BT Interfaces Antenna Options Connector Type
ST60-2230C-SS 22 mm 30 mm 3.3 mm SDIO SDIO 2x U. FL M.2 Connector (2230 E-Key)
Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Dimension (Height - mm) Wi-Fi Interfaces BT Interfaces Antenna Options Connector Type
ST60-2230C-UU 22 mm 30 mm 3.3 mm USB USB 2x U. FL M.2 Connector (2230 E-Key)
Development Kit Contents
DVK-ST60-2230C Development board, Power options, IDC cable, SDIO extension cable, Web link card
Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Dimension (Height - mm) Wi-Fi Interfaces BT Interfaces Antenna Options Connector Type
ST60-2230C 22 mm 30 mm 3.3 mm SIDO UART 2x U. FL M.2 Connector (2230 E-Key)
Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Dimension (Height - mm) Wi-Fi Interfaces BT Interfaces Antenna Options Connector Type
ST60-2230C-PU 22 mm 30 mm 3.3 mm PCIE USB 2x U. FL M.2 Connector (2230 E-Key)
Dimension (Length - mm) Dimension (Width - mm) Dimension (Height - mm) Wi-Fi Interfaces BT Interfaces Antenna Options Connector Type
ST60-2230C-U 22 mm 30 mm 3.3 mm USB UART 2x U. FL M.2 Connector (2230 E-Key)

Certified Antennas

  • Nanoblade Series Antennas

    CAF94505

    Nanoblade Series Antennas
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  • Mini Nanoblade Flex Series

    MAF95310

    Mini Nanoblade Flex Series
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  • FlexPIFA Antenna

    001-0016

    FlexPIFA Flexible Adhesive-Backed PIFA Antennas
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  • FlexMIMO Dual-Band MIMO Antenna

    EFD2455A3S-10MHF1

    FlexMIMO Dual-Band MIMO Antenna
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  • 001-0009

    001-0009

    2.4 / 5.5 GHz Dipole RF Antennas
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Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Product Brief - 60 Series.pdf All Brochure 02-07-19
Datasheet - 60-2230C v2.7 All Datasheet 10-11-19
Application Note - Development Kit Setup with SDIO Host (60-2230C).pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
Application Note - Guidelines for Replacing Antennas v1.0 All Application Note 01-17-19
Wake on WLAN Support.pdf All Application Note 01-17-19
M.2 Development Kit (DVK-SU60-2230C) User Guide.pdf All Documentation 02-13-19
Software Integration Guide - 60 Series.pdf All Documentation 01-17-19
Release Packages 60 Series All Software 01-24-19
3D Models - 60-2230C.zip All Software 01-17-19
Schematic - 60-2230C v1.1.pdf All Software 01-17-19
Schematic - DVK-60-2230C v1.1.pdf All Software 01-17-19
KES-E2-17K0514 ST60-2230c Laird Technologies KN 301 489-1 17.pdf All Certification 01-17-19
Datasheet - 60-2230C-P and 60-2230C-PU All Datasheet 10-11-19
Application Note - Backports Integration by Yocto Recipe All Application Note 07-08-19
Application Note - Bluetooth Integration All Application Note 07-08-19
AS/NZS Certifications - 60-SIPT and 60-2230C All Certification 07-08-19
CE Certifications - 60-SIPT and 60-2230C All Certification 10-02-19
China Certifications - 60-2230C All Certification 07-08-19
FCC Certifications - 60-SIPT and 60-2230C All Certification 07-08-19
Korea Certifications - 60-2230C All Certification 07-08-19
MIC Certifications - 60-2230C All Certification 07-08-19
IC Certifications - ST60-2230C All Certification 07-08-19
IC Certifications - ST60-2230C-P All Certification 07-08-19

FAQ

19) Can the 60 series radio operate in a 1x1 antenna configuration instead of a 2x2?

Yes, in our 2 nd software release we will provide the capability to switch between a 1x1 and a 2x2 configuration.

Can an 802.11ac Wave 2 device communicate with an 802.11ac Wave 1 access point?

Yes, but it?s capabilities and features will be limited to those of 802.11ac Wave 1.

Can I upgrade from a Sterling-60 to a Summit-60?

No you cannot. However, if you use the M.2 version of the Sterling-60 then you could easily move to an M.2 Summit-60.

Does Laird offer RTOS support for their modules?

Our only officially supported option for RTOS is the Sterling-LWB with Cypress? WICED stack. However, if you are interested in using our module with an RTOS please contact Laird support for more information and assistance.

Does the 60 series module support WoW (Wake on Wireless)?

Yes, WoW is supported on  WLAN. Please see our Wake on Wireless application note for more information. In future releases we will support WoBT.

Does the 60 series radio support all channel bandwidths?

No, the 60 series radio only supports 20, 40, and 80 MHz wide channels. It does not support 120 MHz channels.

Does the 60 series radio support AP mode?

The 60 series supports a limited SoftAP mode. It is not certified or capable of being a full AP.

Does the 60 series radio support SDIO 3.0 for high throughput applications?

Yes, the 60 radio supports SDIO 3.0.

Does the 60 series radio support the 802.11d specification?

Only the Summit-60 will support 802.11d. The Sterling-60 does not support 802.11d.

Does the 60 series radio support the CCX (Cisco Compatible Extensions) feature?

Yes and no. The Sterling-60 module does not support CCX. The Summit-60 module does indeed support CCX.

Does the 60 series support coexistance features?

Yes. The 60 has coexistence arbitration for WLAN, Bluetooth, and LTE operation.

How to set radio to Soft AP mode?

If you don't want simultaneous ap/sta, you can run the commands:

nmcli conn add type wifi ifname wlan0 con-name softAP autoconnect no ssid softAP

nmcli conn modify softAP 802-11-wireless.mode ap 802-11-wireless.band bg 802-11d

nmcli conn up softAP

You can also do it via wpa_supplicant .conf files if you do not have nmcli.

 

 

I am using a 60 series radio and my firmware is failing to download. What can I do?

You may not have enough space for the firmware. Verify the size of the specific firmware you are using and compare that to your available space. It is also possible that your firmware is not in the correct directory. Verify the location of the firmware file. If neither of these seem to be the issue, please contact Laird support and have the MAC address of your module handy.

Is the 60 series radio FIPS 140-2 compliant?

The Sterling-60 is not FIPS 140-2 compliant. The Summit-60, however, will be compliant. Please contact support for more details.

 

Is there a way to upgrade the settings on the DVK-ST60-2230x to run with SUMMIT software?

There is no way to upgrade the settings on the module to run SUMMIT software. However in order to make use of the DVKs mainboard the WiFi module ST60-2230x can be replaced with a SU60-2230x to make the DVK compatible with SUMMIT software.  

Performance difference for 802.11AC with only one antenna on the Sterling 60?

The Sterling 60 has connectors for two antennas. What is the performance difference for 802.11AC with only one antenna? That is, a single antenna firmware version was mentioned for the Sterling 60 at a later date. How would that performance compare to the two antenna 60?  - Regarding performance difference between 1x1 and 2x2 MIMO:  We haven?t tested it yet.  Theoretically, 1x1 has half the throughput of 2x2, but you will also lose out on some TX and RX performance.  Typically, with 2x2 MIMO, the TX power is amplified thanks to 2x2 MIMO phase shifting.  Using single antenna you can expect 3dB loss in TX power which equates to half the TX performance vs using two antennas.  For 1x1 RX; the radio will only have one chance to receive a packet, whereas 2x2 gives the radio 2 chances to receive a packet.  With that said, to achieve max performance we recommend two antennas.  However single antenna does offer benefits such as lower power consumption and allow for a smaller form factor product.      

What are the differences between the Sterling-60 and a Summit-60?

There are no hardware differences between the two modules. However there are vast software differences. The Sterling-60 provides professional grade connectivity while the Summit-60 has more security and roaming features intended for Enterprise use.

What Bluetooth modules are necessary for the 60 series radio to run on Linux?

When using the 60 series raido you should leverage our latest backports package and documentation. If you do this, as a result, you should have bluetooth.ko and hci_uart.ko. These are the required kernel modules for Bluetooth.

What interfaces can be used with the M.2 E key version of the 60 series radio?

The interfaces for WiFi are USB, SDIO, and PCIE. The interfaces for Bluetooth are UART, SDIO, and USB.

What is the difference between 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2?

There are several differences. Wave 2 has or supports Multi User MIMO, higher PHY rates, larger channel width, an additional spatial stream, and higher MAC throughput.

What is the difference between Thick MAC and Thin MAC firmware?

Generally speaking the difference is that a Thick MAC firmware will have most of the radios features and options built into the firmware. With a Thin MAC firmware many features are pulled out of the firmware and put into the driver and supplicant.

What is the final decision of WoW pin defined in 60 series?

GPIO Pin on the 88w8997 Pins on SIP WOW Use GPIO 0 23 88W8997.WLAN->Host wake up GPIO 3 67   88W8997.BT->Host wake up PMU_EN 51 Host->88W8897 wake up  

What is the WoW power consumption in BT?

Attached power point file.  

What is the WoW power consumption in WiFi?

Attached power point file.  

What kernel versions does the 60 series radio support?

It supports Linux kernel versions ranging from 3.18 to 4.9 using our backports package.

What key version does the M.2 60 series radio use?

The 60 series radio as well as the 50 support the the M.2 ?E? key.

What WiFi kernel modules are necessary for the 60 series radio to run on Linux?

When using the 60 series radio you should leverage our latest backports package and documentation. If you do this, as a result, you should have the following kernel modules: compat.ko, cfg80211.ko, mac80211.ko, lrdmwl.ko, and lrdmwl_sdio.ko.

When loading the drivers for ST60 is the message "lrdmwl_sdio mmc0:0001:1: Direct firmware load for mwlwifi/WlanCalData_ext.conf failed with error -22" harmful?

No, actually this message is only a warning and should only come up when the highest linux printk debug is set. Laird does not use this file within its software. Hende the warning as well as the file an be neglected.

Which Bluetooth 4.2 features does the 60 series radio support?

All of them.

Which Bluetooth 5 features does the 60 series radio support?

The 60 series radio supports every BT 5 feature with the exception of LE Long Range.

Which EAP types are tested with the supplicant for Sterling ST60-SIPT and ST60-2230?

We test our Sterling supplicant for all of the following EAP types: EAP-FAST LEAP PEAP-MSCHAP PEAP-GTC PEAP-TLS EAP-TLS EAP-TTLS